Undergraduate Tuition and Expenses

Annual Direct Costs for 2018-2019 
Tuition* $39,390
Room and Board** $15,845
Comprehensive Fee*** $2,370
Total $57,605

* Students enrolled in day courses, less than 12 credits, are billed $1,415 per credit.

** Room rates vary depending on occupancy and assignment. For a full listing, please see room and board fees.

*** Comprehensive fees help the college provide students with a variety of services that enhance their academic and student life experiences. Fees provide access to services such as McQuade Library, including online access; fully equipped fitness center and inside track; orientation and FYE activities; campus-wide Wi-Fi; Academic Success Center, which provides a wide range of opportunities to students wishing to enhance their academic performance; free tickets to Merrimack College athletic events, including hockey games; career services, which include career fairs and panels, job-search workshops, on-campus interviews and extensive one-on-one counseling to help students pursue employment and graduate-study goals. Also included are cooperative education and internship opportunities; free printing up to 1,000 black-and-white pages each academic year; discounted ticket purchases for events at the Rogers Center for the Arts; participation in intramurals and recreation activities, club sports, clubs and organizations, social and educational programs, and Greek life; Hamel Health Center, which provides medical, psychological and health-education services.

Withdrawal Refund Policy

Fall and Spring Courses*

Prior to the end of the first week Full refund
Prior to end of the second week   50% refund
Prior to end of the third week 25% refund
After the third week No refund

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

Explanation of Refund Policy

The notice of withdrawal must be in writing; refunds will be granted according to the date of receipt of the notice by the registrar’s office, not by the date on the letter of withdrawal. Therefore, it is advisable to fax, email or file withdrawals in person at the registrar’s office, and not rely upon mail service.

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. 

In addition to the above expenses, families should plan on incurring some annual indirect costs that are not reflected on their student’s bill. These include:

Annual Estimate of Additional Expensies
Books $1,000 
Transportation  $1,000 
Personal Expenses  $450


Refunds for recipients of Title IV federal assistance will receive refunds according to the Title IV policy published in the Merrimack College catalog.