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The financial cost of COVID-19: How Mercer is navigating a financially uncertain world

Signage in the Connell Student Center informs patrons about university safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 9, 2020
Mercer University, like many institutions of higher learning, was poised for a financial hit in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Mercer largely evaded an economic crisis. Here's how the administration pulled it off.

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Photo by Marianna Bacallao.
October 13, 2016

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason,...

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds

Scholarships funneled to wrestling club from general admissions funds
March 30, 2011

[box border="full"]Mercer’s admissions office has been giving out scholarships to members of the school’s wrestling club for the past four years from a discretionary pool of funds traditionally set...

State cutbacks to decrease HOPE scholarship for many Mercer students

March 16, 2011

A bill recently passed in the Georgia Senate will cut HOPE scholarship payouts by $320 million. This overhaul means that many Mercer students will have to pay at least $400 more for tuition when they return...

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