Offices of Financial Planning

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Planning!

Investing in a college education is often a major financial decision, and many students need to look beyond their own limited resources for assistance.

A Mercer University education can be exciting and rewarding, especially if taken on in the form of a partnership. The partners in financing an education include: the student/family, the government, the University and the private sector.

Important Update for Georgia Residents

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Courses and the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships

Effective Fall 2017, when calculating the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship postsecondary Grade Point Average (GPA), an additional weight of 0.5 will be added to grades of B, C, and D for approved degree level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses taken at an eligible Georgia postsecondary institution Fall 2017 or later. Read more here.

You can now fill out your 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid at!

Effective with the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, students and parents will report their income information from the "prior-prior" tax year. For the 2017-18 FAFSA, you will report 2015 tax information. For the 2018-19 FAFSA, you will report 2016 tax information.

Important Email Notification Policy for Current Students: 
Financial aid notices will be emailed to each student's Mercer email address. This email notification will instruct students to review requirements and/or award information. Students are encouraged to check their Mercer email address at least weekly for important financial aid notices.

Mercer's Federal School code is: 001580

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