May 30, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fees and Expenses

Fees and Expenses (2018-2019)

NOTE: Fees and expenses apply to the 2018-2019 academic year only.

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


Tuition for All Master’s Degrees (Except those noted below)                                     $885 per credit

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

School Counseling                                                                                                             $885 per credit

Teacher Education; Higher Education; Community Engagement                                      $610 per credit

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies                                                                         $610 per credit

Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice                                              $770 per credit

Master of Science in Athletic Training                                                                           $685 per credit

Catholic School Leadership Certificate                                                                              $305 per credit

Online Master’s Degree Programs

Master of Education                                                                                                            $500 per credit

Master of Science in Business Analytics                                                                            $885 per credit

Master of Science in Data Science                                                                                     $885 per credit

Please note: There is a $50 fee per online course.


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

Comprehensive fee

1-8 Credits                                                                                                                            $175

9 or more credits                                                                                                                   $340

Pre-Master’s Program                                                                                                           $1185

Student health insurance, per year, unless waived                                                              $2,522


Audit rates (per credit)

School of Business-(all programs unless specified)                                                             $225.00 per credit                  

School of Education-School Counseling                                                                              $225.00  per credit

School of Education-Master of Criminology                                                                         $195.00 per credit

School of Education-Master of Education                                                                            $155.00 per credit

School of Education-Master of Education (Online)                                                              $125.00 per credit

School of Health Sciences-(all programs unless specified)                                                 $225.00 per credit

School of Health Sciences-Athletic Training                                                                        $175.00 per credit

School of Liberal Arts-(all programs unless specified)                                                        $225.00 per credit

School of Science and Engineering-(all programs unless specified)                                  $225.00 per credit


The above figures represent tuition and other fees for the 2018-19 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.


Payment, Withdrawals and Refunds

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.


Notice of withdrawal must be given in writing to the Registrar’s Office. Non- attendance does not constitute withdrawal from a course. Resident students must also notify the Director of Residence Life, in writing.  Oral notice is not sufficient.


Refunds of tuition, room or board are made according to the following schedule:

Prior to the end of the first week - Full refund

Prior to the end of the second week -50% refund

Prior to the end of the third week - 25% refund

After the third week - no refund

For the refund policy for winter intersession and summer courses, please refer to the Graduate and Professional Studies web page.


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