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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:00pm

Mercy College President Tim Hall was recently interviewed on WADO about the advantages of attending Mercy College.


“We are able to offer education in lots of different places. We have campuses in the Bronx, in Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry and Yorktown Heights. One of the other things that makes us different is we’ve been recognized nationally by the White House as being a “Bright Spot” in Hispanic education,” said President Hall.


Hall also explained that because Mercy College is a larger institution, the College is able to offer more than 90 different programs so students can get the degrees they want.


During the interview, Hall was asked how Mercy College is able to offer such an affordable tuition when other private colleges are unable to do so.


“We’re able to do it because we make sure we can do it. We know how important having affordable education is to our students. Students who qualify for the federal Pell grants and New York State TAP grants, for students who qualify for those, the tuition ends up being around $1,000 a year,” said Hall.


“We have some supporters who are so convinced education at Mercy is a great deal that they’ve helped us to establish a new program—Mercy Scholars. Mercy Scholars is a where students, after being accepted into the program and receiving their full Pell and TAP grants, receive enough money from Mercy to cover their full tuition, including books and fees,” continued Hall. The goal of this program is for students to be able to attend Mercy College and graduate without the burden of debt.


To listen to the full interview, click here.