Cost of Attendance

Mercer Law School is committed to helping students receive the quality legal education we provide by working with students to obtain the financial assistance they need. Currently, at least 98% of students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, loans, and work study.

All financial aid, including scholarships and loans, will be disbursed at the beginning of each semester. All aid will be applied to your tuition and fees first. Any remaining funds will be disbursed to you for your living expenses. We encourage you to enroll in direct deposit so you will receive your living allowance faster.

How to enroll in Direct Deposit

1.    Sign into your MyMercer portal.
2.    On the left-side menu, click “My Finances.”
3.    Select “Pay and Manage My Account.”
4.    Click “Manage Refunds.”
5.    Please have your bank account information ready, and follow the steps.

Please make sure that all account information is correct prior to submitting enrollment. If a bank account or routing number is entered incorrectly, you will receive a paper check and your refund may be delayed.


Tuition for the 2020-2021 9-month academic year is $39,968.

The total Cost of Attendance is $59,448. The Cost of Attendance is calculated by adding the tuition ($39,968) and fees ($300) and the optional living expense allowance of $19,180.

Students may receive up to the maximum Cost of Attendance through various types of financial aid including scholarships, loans, and work-study. All costs are calculated on a 9-month academic calendar.

The Cost of Attendance calculation for the 2020-2021 academic year is as follows:

Tuition & Fees:
Tuition: $39,968
Fees: $300

Living Allowance:

  • Rent ($900/month) = $8,100
  • Utilities ($250/month) = $2,250
  • Food ($300/month) = $2,700
  • Transportation ($200/month) = $1,800
  • Personal ($200/month) = $1,800

The living expense budget also includes the following annual costs:

  • Books $1,143
  • Average loan fees $1,387

Total Living Allowance: $19,180

Final Cost of Attendance: $59,448

*Mercer requires all students have health insurance coverage. To enforce this policy, all students will be automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance each semester. Students will be provided the opportunity to opt out/waive the student health insurance coverage each semester and have the charge removed by providing satisfactory evidence of primary health insurance coverage. Students who do not waive Mercer health insurance each semester may elect to borrow additional loans to cover the cost of the premiums. For details, please contact Terry Trussell at (478) 301-2147.


Information regarding refunds can be found on the Bursar’s website and detailed in Mercer University's Macon Campus Catalog as well as Mercer Law’s student handbook.