Cost of Attendance

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Cost of Attendance

The Office of Financial Aid assigns each U.S. student aid recipient an annual cost of attendance, which limits the amount of financial assistance that a student can receive for a given academic year. The cost of attendance includes allowances for:

  • tuition and fees;
  • books and supplies;
  • living expenses (including rent, utilities, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses); and
  • average federal loan fees.

Students are encouraged to borrow as conservatively as possible to minimize loan repayment amounts following graduation.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are set annually by Adler University. A student’s cost of attendance will include an allowance for tuition and fees based upon the student’s actual enrollment in required courses for the year. Initial awards are based upon the published course sequence for the student’s academic program. If a student deviates from the published course sequence, the cost of attendance will be adjusted to reflect any differences in charges.

Books and Supplies

Students are given a book and supply allowance based upon the number of academic credits for which they register.

  • Chicago and Vancouver Campus students are provided with a $50/credit hour book and supply allowance.
  • Online Campus students are provided with a $42/credit hour book and supply allowance.

Living Expenses

Students are allowed to borrow to cover living expenses, as necessary.

  • Chicago and Vancouver Campus students are provided with an allowance of up to $2,437 per month in living expenses. This amount includes rent, utilities, transportation, and other miscellaneous personal expenses.
  • Online Campus students are provided with an allowance of up to $1,950 per month in living expenses. This amount includes rent, utilities, and other miscellaneous personal expenses.

The monthly living allowance is based on data regarding average living expenses for the Chicagoland metropolitan area. The living allowance is meant to cover living expenses associated with the student (and not the student’s other family members.)

Average Loan Fees

The federal government assesses a loan fee on each loan made to a student. Students are provided with an allowance in their cost of attendance. This allowance is an average of fees charged to students in specific ranges of cost of attendance.

Other Expenses

On a case-by-case basis, the Office of Financial Aid will allow a student to appeal to increase their cost of attendance from the standard amounts provided. The following costs are eligible for consideration under a cost of attendance appeal.

  • Dependent Care
  • Device Purchase (such as a laptop or tablet)
  • Internship Interview Travel Expenses