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WHY IS MERCY COLLEGE MORE AFFORDABLE? At Mercy College, it’s our goal to make your education more affordable.

AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE IN 2016 -2017 WAS

Apart from offering the lowest published private college tuition rates in Iowa, our team also works with you to make sure you have explored all financial assistance and scholarship options. We believe it’s your right

MORE THAN $16,000

to enter the healthcare major of your choice confidently, with the lowest amount of financial burden.

FASTER PROGRAM COMPLETION = LESS OVERALL DEBT

WORK WITH OUR TOP - NOTCH FINANCIAL AID TEAM

COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP

EXTENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS

Our specialized and

From the minute you

Many of the Mercy College

Mercy College offers a

accelerated degree

enroll, our financial aid

financial aid opportunities

multitude of scholarships to

options mean students

support team is at your

and assistance steps are

qualifying students thanks

spend less time in school,

disposal, ready to explore

tied directly to the Free

to our many generous

thus incurring reduced

every funding option

Application for Federal

donors and friends of the

total tuition costs from

available to you. Our team

Student Aid (FAFSA).

College. The application

start to finish. In 2015,

supports each student

Students and their

periods occur twice a year

the student loan default

with custom solutions

spouses or parents must

in March and October. This

rate for Mercy College

by evaluating their

complete this application

streamlined process makes

students was 2.6%

information and cross-

to qualify for any financial

each application period

compared to 11.6% for

checking every financial

aid, internal or external.

stress-free and simplified.

other Iowa institutions.

aid opportunity within our

Submit your FAFSA online

These statistics –

network, while also

at FAFSA.ed.gov.

coupled with our high

providing additional

job placement rates for

suggestions and external

each major – provide

resource information.

• View our complete list of scholarships at MCHS.edu/Admissions/

MERCY COLLEGE FAFSA CODE: 006273

testament that Mercy College students graduate well-networked, with

Scholarships. • $12.2 million in scholarships, loans, grants, and work study funds were

high-paying jobs and an

awarded in the 2016-

ability to pay back loans

2017 school-year.

at a rate unparalleled to

•  4 0 Mercy College

other institutions locally

scholarships are

or nationally.

available every year providing more than $300,000 in aid.

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APPLY ONLINE: MCHS.edu/apply


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAMS There are also many great opportunities to pay off tuition as you begin your healthcare career! In partnership with Mercy Medical Center locations in Des Moines, Centerville, Skiff, West Lakes, and Mercy Clinics, the following tuition reimbursement options are available for employees, spouses, and dependents seeking nursing degrees. Mercy College also works with additional third-party

IOWA HEALTHCARE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM — NURSING ONLY

OTHER ASSISTANCE METHODS

Our state and

STUDENT EMERGENCY

federal government

FUNDS:

has recognized the

We offer a one-time,

importance and need

$500 limit for all students

for more nursing

regardless of financial

professionals throughout

need, major, etc.

healthcare establishments for similar programs.

Full-Time Employee

Part-Time Employee

(72+ hours/pay period)

(48+ hours/pay period)

6 Months–2 Years Tenure

75% Tuition Reimbursement

50% Tuition Reimbursement

More than 2 Years Tenure

100% Tuition Reimbursement

100% Tuition Reimbursement

Employment Commitment

1 Semester Forgiven for Every 6 Months Worked

1 Semester Forgiven for Every Year Worked

Employment Status

Iowa. As a result, a loan forgiveness program

CATHERINE’S CABINET:

was created to reward

An on campus

registered nurses,

foodbank that provides

nurse educators,

supplemental support to

physician assistants,

students who are facing

and registered nurse

food insecurity.

practitioners. Eligible recipients can have

DASH EMERGENCY

up to 20% (maximum

GRANT:

$6,000) of their federal

A grant through Great

student loan balance

Lakes Foundation,

forgiven after five years

bachelor students only,

of professional service.

covers expenses outside of

Complete program

school expenses i.e. rent,

details are available at

utilities, auto repair, etc.

iowacollegeaid.gov.

Up to $1,000 one-time.

Ask your employer if they provide tuition reimbursements!

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Why is Mercy College More Affordable?  

At Mercy College, it’s our goal to make your education more affordable.

Why is Mercy College More Affordable?  

At Mercy College, it’s our goal to make your education more affordable.

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