Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Mount Mercy strives to keep tuition rates affordable for students and families. In fact, Mount Mercy's costs are among the lowest in the region for students seeking a private, four-year education experience.

The costs below are estimates for 2020-21 tuition, room, and board. Exact costs may vary. Financial aid and scholarships are available to offset the costs of your education. If you have questions about living expenses, please contact us at studentfinancialservices@mtmercy.edu or by calling 319-368-6467.

2020-21 Cost of Attendance (full-time, resident students)

Tuition $34,506
Fees* $1,000
Room/Board** $10,112
Total $45,618

*Student activities, technology, and wellness. 

**Normal capacity room / VIP Plan

Detailed Tuition Rates

Academic Year
Full-time traditional $34,506
Part-time traditional $1,046/credit hour
Part-time fees (activities, technology, wellness) $300 per semester

Fall/Spring Room Rates

Room Type

Charge per semester

Regina Double, McAuley Double & Triple (normal capacity room)
Andreas Triple $2,809
Lower Campus Double $3,257
Double-in-Triple McAuley $3,055
Hazel House $3,341
Single-in-double Reginal, McAuley, Andreas, and Lower Campus $4,774

Board Rates

Rates are based on average number of meals per week.

Charge per semester

VIP All Access Plan: Unlimited meals per week $2,614
Mustang Plan: 7 meals per week (only available to Juniors, Seniors, Grad students) $2,129


Estimated books and supplies cost: $800-$1,200 per year