Gwynedd Mercy University Announces $0 Tuition Increase

Gwynedd Mercy University is putting a $0 tuition increase under the Christmas tree for current and future students and families this year. The University announced today that it will hold 2018-2019 tuition rates for all undergraduate and graduate programs at the Fall 2017 level.

"We all know that earning a college degree is one of the most important investments students and families will ever make. At the same time, we understand that families are concerned about the rising cost of higher education. By holding tuition at Fall 2017 levels, we can help ensure that a GMercyU education continues to be an excellent value," said Deanne D'Emilio, JD president of Gwynedd Mercy University.

Gwynedd Mercy University is ranked in the top 25 percent of schools nationwide for 20-year net return on investment, according to data provided by PayScale in 2017. In addition, 100 percent of first-time, full-time students received some form of financial aid last year, including generous merit scholarships.

There will be a small increase in Board charges for the 2018-2019 academic year. The University offers three meal plan options, which will increase in cost by an average of 5.4 percent. Room rates will not increase.

This fall, GMercyU welcomed more than 500 new undergraduate students to its Gwynedd Valley campus, and also saw significant growth in the number of adult students earning degrees in online/accelerated formats.

In addition to investing in new academic programs, including new bachelor's degrees in Occupational Science and Social Work, and a planned Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, the University is making improvements to academic and residential living spaces. A new simulation lab was added to the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions this summer, and construction on new classroom, lab and office space is underway for the planned Occupational Therapy program. Lounge and laundry areas in the residence halls also were upgraded this summer, among a number of other campus improvement initiatives.

"As Gwynedd Mercy University enters its 70th year, we are looking forward to preparing an even larger group of Distinctive Mercy Graduates, who will carry forth our mission and take action on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas as they embark on successful careers and lead meaningful and purposeful lives," said D'Emilio.