Jun 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Fees and Expenses

NOTE: Fees and expenses apply to the 2020-21 academic year only.

The full-time day tuition rate will be charged to all students who meet the following enrollment criteria:

  • All day degree students enrolling in 12 or more credit hours, in any combination of day and professional studies courses.
  • All day degree students enrolling in 12 or more credit hours through a combination of Merrimack College and NECCUM day division courses.
  • All other students enrolling in 12 or more credit hours in a combination of day and professional studies courses.

For information on Professional Studies courses, please refer to the Professional Studies website.

  Annual Semester
Full-time Day Tuition (12 or more credit hours) $42,401 $ 21,200.50

Part-time Day Tuition (less than 12 credit hours per semester) $1465.00 per credit

Room and Board Fees

Room Type (inclusive of universal meal plan) Fall Spring
Single $ 8,223 $ 8,811
Double $ 7,438 $ 7,970
Monican /Ash Suite $7,714 $ 8,265
O’Brien/ New/ North Campus Suite $ 7,921 $ 8,486


Room Type (inclusive of universal meal plan)   Semester
Apartment   $ 8,471 $ 9,076


Eligibility for On-Campus Housing

All students living in College sponsored housing (both on and off campus) are required to participate in the College universal meal plan.


Other Fees and Expenses

Auditing fee, per credit hour $301.00
Comprehensive Fee   
Full-time, per semester $ 1,336.50
Part-time 9-11 credit hours, per semester $ 1,003.50
Comprehensive fee part-time 1-8 credit hours, per semester $ 333.00
COVID-19 Mitigation Fee, per semester $475
Nursing Fee, per semester $100
Student health insurance, per year, unless waived $ 3,508

The above figures represent tuition, room, board and other fees for the 2020-21 academic year only. The College reserves the right to change any of the above charges at its own discretion without prior notice. Additional charges may be applicable for specific areas of study. The above figures do not include the cost of books, travel, and personal expenses.

Books and Supplies

Students will be required to purchase their own textbooks and classroom supplies. Available through the campus bookstore, they will cost an estimated $1,000 per year.

VA Benefits: Chapter 31 or 33

Merrimack will adhere to the requirements of and comply with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, specifically S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103.

Merrimack permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

Merrimack ensures that the educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

Please Note:  Merrimack will hold a student responsible for any portion(s) of tuition and fees not covered by the VA (ex: room & board charges).

Reservation Deposits

All incoming students who have received an offer of acceptance from the Office of Admissions must validate their intention to attend Merrimack College by making this reservation deposit to Merrimack College by May 1 for the fall semester. This deposit will be credited toward payment of the fall semester’s tuition bill. In the case of withdrawal prior to May 1 for the fall semester, the deposit will be refunded. In the case of withdrawal after this date, the entire deposit is forfeited to the College. Failure to make the required payment as specified will result in cancellation of the student’s place in class. The reservation deposit for incoming students living on campus is $700.00; for commuters it is $500.00.

All returning students living on campus must pay an annual reservation deposit to validate their intention to return to Merrimack College. This deposit will be credited toward payment of the fall semester’s tuition bill. It will be credited against commuter charges if the student changes from resident status and submits written notification of the status change to the Office of Resident Life and the Student Accounts Office by May 15 for the fall semester and November 30 for the spring semester. In the case of withdrawal from the College, it will be refunded if the student follows proper withdrawal procedures by May 15 for the fall semester and November 30 for the spring semester. The reservation deposit for resident students is $500.00. 

Dormitory Damage Deposit

All resident students must pay a $100.00 damage deposit, which is charged each fall semester, and credited at the end of each spring semester. The deposit is refundable upon graduation or withdrawal, less any charges against the student.

Refunds Policy

Within the first 15 days of the term (through 9/7/20)

Full refund

After the 15th day of the term   

No refund

*Winter and summer session courses are provided through Professional Studies.


By registering for classes, students acknowledge and agree that Merrimack College reserves the right to modify all aspects of its programming (educational, both in-person and remote; extracurricular; and any other programs currently available, or created over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year) at its sole discretion, and in response to orders of civil authority or as a result of COVID-19 or other causes outside of its control. Further, students acknowledge that in the event of any changes the College deems necessary, tuition and fees and room and board are set for the year and will not be adjusted or refunded.

Please note that there are no refunds for tuition or any fees (comprehensive fee, COVID-19 mitigation fee) nor a refund on room and board in the event that Merrimack College determines, at its sole discretion, that it must shut down and transition to remote learning. 


The notice of withdrawal must be in writing; refunds will be granted according to the date of receipt of the notice by the divisional office, not by the date on the letter of withdrawal. Therefore, it is advisable to fax, e-mail or file withdrawals in person at the Registrar’s Office, and not rely upon mail service. Refunds for recipients of Title IV federal assistance, will receive refunds according to the Title IV policy published in the Merrimack College catalog.

An optional insurance program is available to help refund your tuition, fees and room and board charges, up to the annual policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason. This insurance program complements and enhances our school’s refund policy, and we believe families will benefit from this added protection. Visit GradGuard for additional information.

Financial aid is available from federal, state and Merrimack sources to help meet these costs. 


*Remittances should be made payable to Merrimack College. No student will be allowed to attend classes until all charges are paid in full. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the account on-line to ensure that all outstanding balances are paid in full. No student will be allowed to receive a degree, certificate or official transcript of credits until financial accounts with the College have been satisfactorily settled.


Merrimack College complies with the refund policies as outlined in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The refund calculation for the return of Title IV funds with completion of less than or equal to sixty percent of the semester will be the lesser of:

Total Title IV Aid X % of Uncompleted Semester = Unearned Aid
Total Institutional Costs X % of Uncompleted Semester = Unearned Costs

The College will refund the credit of the lesser of Unearned Aid or Unearned Costs to the Title IV programs in the following order:

Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan
Federal Stafford Subsidized Loan
Federal Perkins Loan
Federal PLUS Loan
Federal Pell Grant
Federal SEOG

If more than sixty percent of the semester is completed, no Title IV funds will be returned