DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Dobbs Ferry-based Mercy College announced this week that undergraduate tuitions would not increase for the 2013-14 academic year and that applications surpassed 20,000 for the first time in history.
According to Vice President for Enrollment Management Deirdre Whitman, the number of applications has doubled since 2005 with applications from first-time freshmen having increased 161 percent in this same time period.
“We have made the very deliberate decision to enforce a zero percent tuition rate for next year,” said Whitman. “Mercy College students and their families can plan for the future and know what to expect when they choose Mercy - an award-winning faculty who know students by name, individualized student support through our nationally-recognized PACT mentoring program, preparation for career success and no unforeseen debt.”
In addition to the zero percent tuition increase, Mercy College awards exceptional students with scholarship support and is committed to providing students with exceptional expertise in the financial aid packaging process. The College’s financial aid packages will not be affected as a result of the tuition freeze. “We want students to understand the financial aid process and we package the maximum amount of eligible aid for each student. With federal, state and College support, Mercy College students are awarded over $120 million in aid every year,” Whitman said. Tuition for undergraduate students at Mercy College is less than $17,000 a year.
According to The College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees at New York State private colleges and universities has risen to more than $29,000, including a 4.2 percent increase this past year. Prospective students can calculate the cost of attending Mercy College using the net price calculator.
Mercy College has campus locations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Yorktown Heights. It offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs across five schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Health and Naturals Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
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