Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fees and Expenses

Fees and Expenses (2020-21)

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

Graduate tuition is billed at a per credit rate which is dependent on the school from which the course is taught.

Girard School of Business
 Per Credit

Accounting, Master of Science

 $        952.00

Accounting(online), Master of Science

 $        625.00

Business Analytics(online), Graduate Certificate

 $        952.00

Business Analytics(online), Master of Science

 $        952.00

Data Science And Business Analytics(online), Master of Science

 $        952.00

Management, Master of Science

 $        952.00

School of Education and Social Policy     
 Per Credit 

Catholic School Leadership, Graduate Certificate

 $        328.00

Community Engagement, Master of Education

 $        655.00

Criminology and Criminal Justice, Master of Science

 $        827.00

Educational Leadership, CAGS

 $        655.00

Higher Education, Master of Education

 $        655.00

School Counseling, Master of Education

 $        952.00

Teacher Education, Master of Education

 $        655.00

Teacher Education(online), Master of Education

 $        515.00

School of Health Science
 Per Credit 

Athletic Training, Master of Science

 $        738.00

Community Health Education, Master of Science

 $        952.00

Exercise and Sports Science, Master of Science

 $        952.00

Health and Wellness Management, Master of Science

 $        952.00

Healthcare Analytics $         952.00
School of Liberal Arts
 Per Credit 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science

 $        952.00

Interfaith Spirituality, Graduate Certificate

 $        624.00

Master of Public Affairs

 $        952.00

Spiritual Direction, Graduate Certificate

 $        624.00

Spiritual Direction Master of Arts

 $        624.00

Spirituality, Master of Arts

 $        624.00

School of Science and Engineering
Per Credit

Biology, Master of Science

$          952.00

Computer Science, Master of Science

$          952.00

Data Science, Master of Science

$          952.00

Civil Engineering, Master of Science

$          952.00

Engineering Management, Master of Science

$          952.00

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science

$          952.00

Data Science and Business Analytics, Certificate

$          952.00

Data Science, Certificate

$          952.00

Please note: There is a $77 fee per online course.


Other Fees and Expenses (Does not apply to online programs)

Comprehensive fee

1-8 Credits                                                                                                                            $208

9 or more credits                                                                                                                   $390

COVID-19 Mitigation Fee*(per semester)                                                                              $300

Student health insurance, per year, unless waived*                                                             $3,508

Graduate Parking Fee (per semester)                                                                                  $65

*Does not apply to programs completely online


The above figures represent tuition 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.

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).

Refund Policy

Fall and Spring Courses*

Within the first 15 days of the term 

Full refund

After the 15th day of the term   

No refund

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

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. 


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. 

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. 


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.

Please note: Withdrawal dates may vary for online programs.


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 Or

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