Financial Planning

Mercer wants to help you make the most of the financial aid available to you this summer. Whether you’re taking classes on campus or online, we’ll partner with you to find the best resources to help you reach your goals.

Types of aid available for Summer at Mercer

Did you know that many students qualify for financial aid that can cover all their summer tuition? Take a look at the types of aid below to learn about your options.

Federal aid

To receive federal aid, a student must enroll in at least six summer credit hours.

  • Pell Grant – Pell-eligible students (those who are awarded a Pell Grant during the academic year) may receive Pell during the summer. If enrolled in six hours, an eligible student can receive the part-time Pell Grant.
  • Federal loans – A student may receive federal loans that they did not use during the fall and spring semesters. This is typically applicable to students who have reached a new class status upon completing spring coursework, such as those who have advanced past the 30 hours or 60 hours earned mark.
State aid

Students eligible for the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship may receive the half-time scholarship amount as long as they are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.

Outside loans

Students can choose to pursue loans through a private lender. Learn more.

Employer Tuition Assistance Deferral

This option is designed for students participating in an employer assistance or reimbursement program that requires completion of courses and presentation of grades in order to reimburse. Learn more.

Military benefits

An array of stipends, benefits, scholarships, and tuition assistance programs are available to military-connected individuals at Mercer. Learn more.

Educational partnerships

If you are an employee of one of Mercer’s partnering companies, you may be eligible for additional benefits, including an application fee waiver and reduced tuition. Learn more.