Tuition & Financial Aid | MSN

Tuition & Financial Aid | MSN

When you choose to enroll in Mount Mercy’s Master of Science in Nursing, you are investing in yourself and your long-term career growth.

Mount Mercy endeavors to keep the cost of our graduate programs competitive. In fact, tuition costs for Mount Mercy’s graduate programs are among the lowest in the region. A great degree at a reasonable cost — that's a good investment.

Mount Mercy proudly partners with regional organizations to offer 10% tuition discounts for employees who enroll in any of the university’s graduate, accelerated, or online programs. See if your employer is on the list!

Master of Science in Nursing Tuition

2018–19: $602 per credit hour
2019–20: $638 per credit hour

Receive a 10% Discount!  Students who are employed with one of our corporate educational partners receive a 10% discount on tuition.  If your company is not listed and would like us to consider them for partnership, please email us at

Tuition reimbursement – Mount Mercy University accepts tuition reimbursement from employees and employers who have that benefit available to them. We allow students that receive tuition reimbursement up to 45 days after the completion of the course to pay the course tuition.

Graduate students may be eligible for various loan programs, including the Federal Direct loan and the Federal Perkins loan. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please contact the Student Financial Services Office for assistance in getting started: email, call 319-368-6467 or 800-248-4504 ext. 6467, or visit their office on the ground floor of Warde Hall.

More about Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) – Students earning a Nurse Education emphasis are eligible to receive a low interest loan, with up to 85 percent forgiven after four years of teaching at a post-secondary institution. 
  • Student Financial Services – The Business Office and Financial Aid Office are united as the Student Financial Services Center. Students can ask questions and get help with such things as their student account, billing questions, financial aid, and making payments. 
  • Financial Aid – Among other resources and information found in the catalog, you'll find information about funding college, types of financial aid, fees, accounts, policies, right and responsibilities.  
  • Employer Discounts – Mount Mercy proudly partners with regional organizations to offer 10% off tuition for employees who enroll in any of the graduate, accelerated or online programs.
  • Specific to Graduate Programs – Found in the catalog, visit Financial Aid and FASFA guides and Tuition and Fees.

For questions about the program, please contact or 319-286-4420.

College of Distinction

Review of applications for MSN admission is ongoing.

  • Full-time students can complete the program in 18 months.
  • Part-time students work with an advisor to develop a schedule that works best for them.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers two primary start times per year.

  • August — Deadline for completed applications is August 1st.
  • January  — Deadline for completed applications is December 1st.