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 2019-20 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.

2019-20 Cost of Attendance (full-time, resident students)

Tuition $32,862
Fees* $1,000
Room/Board** $9,915
Total $43,777

*Student activities, technology, and wellness. 

**Normal capacity room / VIP Plan

Detailed Tuition Rates

Academic Year
Full-time traditional $32,862
Part-time traditional $996/credit hour
Part-time fees (activities, technology, wellness) $375 per semester

Fall/Spring Room Rates

Room Type

Charge per semester

Regina Double, McAuley Double & Triple (normal capacity room)
Andreas Triple $2,754
Lower Campus Double $3,193
Double-in-Triple McAuley $2,995
Hazel House $3,276
Single-in-double Reginal, McAuley, Andreas, and Lower Campus $4,680

Board Rates

Rates are based on average number of meals per week.

Charge per semester

VIP All Access Plan: Unlimited meals per week $2,563
Mustang Plan: 7 meals per week (only available to Juniors, Seniors, Grad students) $2,087


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