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Financial Aid

Overview

Overview

Earning an advanced degree is making an investment in yourself—and your future. A degree can open the door to more career choices and increase your earning potential. In times of economic uncertainty, possibly one of the best investments you can make is in your education and in the professional skills that can lay the foundation for your future.

Most U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Adler University may use financial aid to cover the full cost of their educational expenses. Financial aid may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses during all academic terms in which a student is registered at least half-time.

Aid is available from Adler University, the U.S. federal government, and outside programs.

Federal Work Study

Assistance that is earned through service to the institution or an outside organization. This assistance is need-based.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a need-based employment program funded partially by the U.S. government. FWS participants are paid $15/hour to work part-time. Time commitments vary by position; students may work up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session. Positions are available throughout Adler and with select non-profit organizations in the Chicago area.

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is needed in order to determine your eligibility to participate in Adler’s FWS program.

Cost of Attendance

The Office of Financial Aid assigns each U.S. student aid recipient an annual cost of attendance, which determines 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. Detailed cost of attendance information for the 2020-2021 academic year is available here and for the 2021-2022 academic year is available here.

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

Cost of attendance budgets include a book and supply allowance based on the number of credit hours for which the student is registered at a rate of $50 per credit hour. This allows students to utilize financial aid to fund book and supply costs that are not billed by Adler University.

Living Expenses

Students are able to borrow student loan funds to assist with living expense costs, as necessary. The annual living expense allowance is detailed in the cost of attendance.

The monthly living allowance is based on data regarding average living expenses for the Chicagoland metropolitan area. The living allowance is intended to assist with living expenses associated with the student (rather than the student’s other family members) and is limited to months the student is enrolled. Individual students with living expenses that exceed the established allowance may submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid for cost of attendance increase consideration.

Living expense funds borrowed through student loans will be refunded to the student by the Office of Student Accounts at the close of the add/drop period each semester (fall, spring summer) for students to allocated towards their living expense costs throughout that semester.

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
  • Rent/mortgage or utility costs in excess of budgeted amount
  • Practicum (or other off-site, in-person practical experience) transportation costs
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

The government requires certain criteria to be met in order to qualify for U.S. federal student aid. Those requirements, such as being enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Adler University, are available here.

In addition, in order to continue receiving financial aid, including Adler University scholarships, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress towards completion of their degree/certificate.

Enrollment Status

Federal student loans require a student to maintain at least half-time enrollment. Federal work-study does not require at least half-time enrollment. Enrollment status definitions are as follows, with all measures being taken on a per- semester basis.

Only credits required for degree or certificate completion count in a student’s enrollment status for the semester.

ProgramFull-TimeHalf-TimeLess Than Half-Time
All Adler Graduate-Level Programs6+ credits3-5 credits1-2 credits

Exceptions to credit hour requirements for enrollment status are as follows:

  • Chicago, Vancouver, or Online Campus graduate students registered for practicum, practicum continuation, dissertation proposal (non-Psy.D. students only), dissertation, full-time internship, internship continuation, or externship satisfy the full-time enrollment definition.
  • Chicago, Vancouver, or Online Campus graduate students registered for dissertation proposal continuation (non-Psy.D. student only), doctoral dissertation continuation or half-time internship satisfy the half-time enrollment definition.
  • Important Note: Effective beginning in the 2017–2018 academic year, dissertation proposal and dissertation proposal continuation have been removed as exceptions to credit hour requirements for enrollment status for Psy.D. students.

Enrollment Status Considerations When Retaking Coursework:

Please note: for the purposes of determining a student’s enrollment status, there are special considerations for students who are repeating coursework.

  • A student who has failed a course (letter grade of F, or grade of NC in a credit/no-credit course) can have the repeated failed course calculated in their enrollment status as many times as it is necessary to get a passing grade. See the next bullet for an exception.

A student who is retaking a previously passed course to improve their grade in it may have exactly one repetition of that course included in their enrollment status. In the case when a student retakes the previously passed course to improve their grade and fails the second time, the student may not be paid for retaking the class a third time.

Student Loan Options

Student Loan Options

Loans

Money that must be repaid at some point in the future, with interest. Graduate student federal loans are not need-based, but there may be a credit check required.

Student Loan Financing Options

Many Adler University students elect to borrow student loans to finance all or a portion of their costs. The Office of Financial Aid strongly encourages those who qualify to explore U.S. federal student loan options first. Federal student loans that a student took out prior to enrolling with Adler University are eligible for in-school deferment as long as the student maintains at least half-time enrollment.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is the basic component of a student’s financial aid award offer. A student must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal loans. The interest rate on the Unsubsidized loan is fixed annually; a fee is assessed by the government when the loan is disbursed.  There are several repayment plans available. Direct Unsubsidized Loans are not need-based and are available to degree and certificate students at all academic levels. The amount awarded for the year cannot exceed the annual loan limit and is based on the student’s academic level and/or program.

To qualify for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, a student must:

  • File the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year; Accept or reject each Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan offered; and
  • Complete both a master promissory note (MPN) and an entrance counseling session (new borrowers).
  • Maximum Annual and Aggregate Loan Amounts Students are held to annual and lifetime aggregate maximums for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. These amounts are based on a student’s academic level and/or program.
ProgramAnnual Loan LimitLifetime Aggregate Loan Limit
Graduate Students (Except Chicago Campus Psy.D. Students)$20,500 (Unsubsidized Only)$138,500
Psy.D. Graduate Students (Chicago Campus only)$37,167 in a 12-month academic year (Unsubsidized Only, Prorated for academic year less than 12 months)$224,000

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans

The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan (GradPLUS) is available to graduate/professional degree-seeking students. Students are encouraged to expend annual Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligibility prior to borrowing a GradPLUS loan; however, the GradPLUS loan is a federal student loan option to help meet costs that exceed the annual or lifetime Unsubsidized loan limits.

A student must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible for the GradPLUS loan. The interest rate on the GradPLUS loan is fixed annually; a fee is assessed by the government when the loan is disbursed. There are several repayment plans available. GradPLUS loans are not need-based but a credit-based loan application is required. The amount awarded for the year cannot exceed your specified Cost of Attendance, less all other aid. There is likewise no lifetime max on the GradPLUS loan.

To qualify for a Federal Direct GradPLUS Loan, a student must:

  • File the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year
  • Complete a loan application with the U.S. federal government
  • Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling
  • Should the student not meet the credit criteria, an endorser (cosigner) may be added; an endorser addendum must then also be on file with the government

Withdrawing and Financial Aid

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence may no longer be eligible for the entire amount of financial aid they were awarded and/or received. Review Adler University’s Withdrawing and Financial Aid policy for more information about the impact to financial aid when a semester is not completed.

Loan Repayment

Borrowers of Federal Student Loans are required to complete Exit Counseling whenever they graduate, withdraw from school (including taking a leave of absence), or cease to maintain at least half-time enrollment. If Exit Counseling is required, the student will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans — repayment does not begin until the conclusion of a six-month grace period. This grace period begins after a student graduates, withdraws from school (including taking a leave of absence), or ceases to maintain at least half-time enrollment.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans — repayment begins as soon as the loan is fully disbursed. Students have the option of deferring repayment while enrolled at least half-time

There are several repayment options for Direct Loans, including loan forgiveness, cancellation and discharge. Borrowers have the option of a standard, 10-year repayment or other extended repayment options based on time to repayment or the borrower’s income. These loans also allow for specific deferments or forbearances, time periods when the government designated loan servicer will temporarily suspend collection activity on the loan. Borrowers requiring a temporary postponement or partial reduction in monthly payment may request a forbearance if deferment is not available.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are private, credit-based loans the student applies for directly with a financial institution. These loans cannot be combined with Federal Direct Loans into a Federal Consolidation Loan following graduation. Alternative loans may be available to international students who have U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident co-borrower, or borrowers who are not able to file a FAFSA. Interest rates on alternative loans are typically not fixed and may vary based on the lender and the borrower’s credit rating.

Students who are eligible for Federal Direct Loans are encouraged to explore federal loans first as there are many benefits that may be unavailable through an alternative loan program.

Scholarships

Scholarships

Adler University offers a variety of scholarships to help support the educational goals of its students. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, academic excellence, mission relevance, and community involvement and service.

Merit Scholarships

Adler University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to all academically accomplished first-year students who are admitted and enroll at the Chicago campus. All admitted applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships; no additional scholarship application is required. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s undergraduate GPA at time of application submission. Students may also be awarded additional merit scholarship funding based on a holistic review of the application for admission and other factors including (but not limited to): admissions interview, relevant work/volunteer experience, and demonstrated commitment to Adler University’s mission. Admission to Adler University is highly competitive and applicants are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible.

NOTE: With exception of the Military scholarship, Master’s and Doctoral Merit Scholarships cannot be combined with any other Adler University Scholarship.


Master’s Merit Scholarship

Undergrad GPAMinimum Scholarship
3.81+Starting at $12,000
3.41+Starting at $8,000
3.0+Starting at $2,000
  • Undergraduate GPA is calculated at time of admission and is based on all undergraduate courses taken – not only the transcript from your most recent institution.
  • Scholarships are awarded over two years (six semesters)Students must remain continually enrolled at Adler University to receive the total amount of their scholarship award and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress with the Office of Financial Aid

Doctoral Merit Scholarship

Undergrad GPAMinimum Scholarship
3.81+Starting at $21,000
3.41 - 3.8 or Graduate degree with GPA above 3.80Starting at $12,000
3.0 - 3.4 or Graduate degree with GPA above 3.50 Starting at $6,000
  • Graduate GPA is calculated at time of admission and is based on all graduate coursework completed – not only the most recent institution. Students must receive a graduate degree prior to enrolling for graduate GPA to be considered.
  • Scholarships are awarded over three years (nine semesters). Student must remain continuously enrolled at Adler University to receive the total amount of their scholarship award and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress with the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Promising Scholars Scholarship

Adler University’s Promising Scholars Scholarships are awarded based on past dedication and/or future contributions to service, commitment to social justice, academic excellence, and leadership. Candidates are reviewed automatically, and scholarships are generally awarded at time of acceptance. Awarded over 2 years (6 semesters) for M.A. applicants; awarded over 3 years (9 semesters) for all doctoral applicants. Recipients of Adler University’s Merit Scholarship are not eligible for the Promising Scholars Scholarship.

Starts at $2,000


Community Partner Scholarship

Adler University values the long standing relationships we have with several community organizations. Recipients of the Community Partner Scholarship must be a full-time employee at one of Adler University’s designated high-impact community partners. Scholarship recipients must submit all admissions documents and be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program at the Chicago campus. Candidates are reviewed automatically and scholarships are awarded at time of acceptance only. Applicants who qualify for the Community Partner Scholarship are not eligible for any other scholarships or discounts from Adler University.

Award Amount: 50% of tuition for program


AmeriCorps Service Scholarship

Adler University would like to recognize those who have served the community through the AmeriCorps programs. Recipients of the AmeriCorps Service Scholarship must be a current AmeriCorps member or alumni. Scholarship recipients must submit all admissions documents, be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program, and submit verification of an AmeriCorps Educational Award. Candidates are reviewed automatically and scholarships are awarded at time of acceptance only. Applicants who qualify for the AmeriCorps Service Scholarship are not eligible for any other scholarships or discounts from Adler University.

Award Amount: 50% of tuition for program


Peace Corps Service Scholarship

Adler University would like to recognize those who have served the community abroad through the Peace Corps program. Recipients of the Peace Corps Service Scholarship must be a current Peace Corps member, alumni, or volunteer. Scholarship recipients must submit all admissions documents, be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program, and submit verification of Peace Corps service. Candidates are reviewed automatically and scholarships are awarded at time of acceptance only. Applicants who qualify for the Peace Corps Service Scholarship are not eligible for any other scholarships or discounts from Adler University.

Award Amount: 50% of tuition for program

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Adler Alumni Merit Scholarship Guarantee
Adler University recognizes the achievements of our alumni and support their ongoing career growth through a doctoral Merit scholarship guarantee. Graduates of any Adler University master’s program who are admitted to a doctoral program will receive a minimum scholarship package of $10,000 through the Merit Scholarship program.


Military Scholarship
Adler University acknowledges the sacrifices made by those who serve our country in the military. As a way of saying “thank you” for your service, all active-duty, veteran, or retired U.S. military service members, Reservist or National Guard (and their spouses or civil partners) who enroll in any Chicago Campus degree program may qualify for a Military Scholarship. Scholarship recipients may be asked to provide the appropriate documentation. THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY, AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

Award Amount: $1,000

Continuing Student Scholarships

General scholarship criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a degree program at the Chicago Campus
    (The Sadie “Tee” Dreikurs Art Therapy Scholarship requires enrollment in specific programs).
  • Have completed at least three (3) academic terms by the end of the student’s first year of study.
  • Have a cumulative GPA within the guidelines of the scholarship.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Submit a completed essay.
  • Scholarship recipients may be required to attend a scholarship reception and/or meet the donor of the award.

Scholarship Application Instructions and Deadlines

Continuing Chicago Campus students are notified of the availability of scholarship opportunities during spring semester each year. Instructions for applying for awards are included in the announcement.


The Alfred Adler Scholarship
Current, full-time, Chicago Campus students are invited to apply for the Alfred Adler Scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic performance at Adler University and on a 500-word essay demonstrating commitment to the Adlerian value of social interest through either a history of or an articulated plan to provide service to their community. Required materials: scholarship application and 500-word essay.

Award amount: $5,000, disbursed over two terms (Fall and Spring)


The Seymour Schneider Scholarship
Current, full-time, Chicago Campus students are invited to apply for the Seymour Schneider Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Seymour Schneider, who taught at Adler until his death in 1996. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance at Adler University and on a 500-word essay that discusses the influence of Adlerian training on the student’s current and future work as a practitioner. Required materials: scholarship application and 500-word essay.

Award amount: $5,000, disbursed over two terms (Fall and Spring)


The Sadie “Tee” Dreikurs Art Therapy Scholarship
Current, full-time, Chicago Campus students pursuing an M.A. in Art Therapy are invited to apply for the Sadie “Tee” Dreikurs Art Therapy Scholarship. This scholarship is in memory of Ms. Dreikurs, who established art therapy training at Adler University and taught until her death in 1996. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance at Adler University and on a 500-word essay that discusses why they chose the field of art therapy, and how the training received relates to their future professional goals. Required materials: scholarship application and 500-word essay.

Award amount: $5,000, disbursed over two terms (Fall and Spring)


Quintana Last Mile Scholarship

The Quintana Last Mile Scholarship is designed to support students who are currently or formerly incarcerated, and lack funds (up to $10,000) to complete a course of study. Preference will be given to those who are within 2 semesters, or in their last year of coursework. This scholarship could also be used to clear past school/loan debt that is keeping someone from completing a degree or certificate program.

Please click here to complete the application online or download the questions here. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than end of day on July 23rd, 2021.

Scholarships from Outside Organizations

Unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid. Hundreds of thousands of scholarships and fellowships are awarded annually by private companies, community organizations, and many other sponsors. These scholarships have varying eligibility criteria and often require an essay submission; however, dedicating time to researching and applying to scholarships can reduce your overall cost or loan debt.

Review finaid.org for more information on how to explore scholarship opportunities from outside organizations, as well as the opportunities we have listed below.


NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (Master’s)
The National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program will administer up to 40 master’s degree-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addictions counseling students.

$15,000


NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Doctoral)
The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Doctoral) administers up to 20 doctoral-level counseling fellowships of $20,000.

$20,000


NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Master’s)
The NBCC Foundation will administer up to 30 master’s-level counseling fellowships of $10,000.

$10,000


The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship
Applicants must be current members of the NAACP, U.S. citizens, and under 25 years old. Candidates should be enrolled in or accepted to a U.S. college or university. Up to $2,000.

Up to $2,000


The Association of Black Psychologists’ Student Circle Scholarships
The Association has collaborated with the editors of the Handbook of African American Psychology, Dr. Brendesha Tynes, Dr. Helen Neville, and Dr. Shawn Utsey, and provides monetary support to student members in honor of Dr. Reginald Jones and Dr. Asa Hilliard.


CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated full-time African-American or Black students pursuing and undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.


APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship
$4,000 scholarship offered annually for minority graduate students who have a commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.

$4,000


NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program
The program awards $5000 in scholarship funds to minority students who are working towards a graduate degree in school psychology. The award is open to African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American and Native-American students who are enrolled at least part-time at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be an NASP student member.

$5,000


NFBPA National Scholarship Program
Ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) hosts a National Scholarship Program annually to give awards to African American and other minority students who are currently enrolled full-time in a public administration or public management program.

From $1,000 to $10,000


Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund
Specifically designed for the purchase of books, this fund is available to an AATA student member of an ethnic minority group who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an art therapy program; undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D.


Veterans Education Benefits and Military Assistance

Veterans Education Benefits and Military Assistance

Assistance available to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents or those on active duty/reserve.

Using Veterans Education Benefits or Military Assistance

U.S Military Veterans or those who are on active duty/reserve may qualify for education benefits to help fund their Adler education. A student must be admitted prior to applying for Veterans Education or Military benefits. Once admitted, the student can start the process of applying for benefits by following the steps below.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans education benefits are approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency. These programs offer a variety of benefits for students based on their individual Military Enlistment history. Below are the different benefits that are approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency. Use the GI Bill® Comparison Tool to determine which benefit program is the right one for you. Payment rates for each type of benefit are also available online.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33) provides the following benefits to, or on behalf of, the student:

  • A scaled tuition and fee payment ranging between 40 and 100 percent of billed mandatory charges, which is dependent on length of active service. The payment is made directly to Adler. The 40 percent benefit level will be eliminated on August 1, 2020.
  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA) paid to the student and payable for the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes. This applies to the first enrollment in an educational program on or after August 1, 2018.

Note: Students in Adler’s Online Campus will be paid at one-half the BAH national average. Students on active duty or who are enrolled half-time or less are not eligible for the MHA.

  • A books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year which is paid proportionally based on enrollment.
  • Some Veterans may be able to transfer their benefits to a spouse or dependent.
  • Adler participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which entitles Veterans at the 100 percent Tier Level to receive full payment of their mandatory charges in excess of the annual cap.

Active duty Service Members and their spouses are not currently eligible for Yellow Ribbon consideration.

Applying for Veterans Education Benefits

To begin using VA Education Benefits, the student must submit the appropriate forms to the VA.

  • First-time users of VA Education Benefits must apply to use their benefits with the VA.
  • Veterans who have used their benefits before and who wish to transfer those benefits to Adler must submit form 22-1995 or form 22-5495 (as appropriate) to the VA.

After applying for or transferring benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs will determine the student’s eligibility and issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the student. The student must provide a copy of the COE to the Financial Aid Office before benefits can be certified.

Students using Vocational Rehabilitation benefits should contact Adler’s Office of Student Accounts for specific information at 312.662.4407 or [email protected].

Pending Tuition and Fee Payments

Students utilizing Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) education benefits may have a tuition and fees payment sent directly to Adler University. While the tuition and fee payment is pending from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Adler will not take any of the following actions:

  • Prevent enrollment;
  • Assess a late payment fee;
  • Require alternative or additional funding; or
  • Deny access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other Adler facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills.

This pending payment provision supersedes other policies listed elsewhere in the Course Catalog.

To qualify for this provision, Ch. 31 and 33 students may be required to submit the following to the Office of Financial Aid:

  • Provide a Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Submit a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed in order for the Office of Financial Aid to properly certify enrollment to the VA.

Military Tuition Assistance

Each branch of the US Military offers a Tuition Assistance (TA) program to Active and/or Reserve Military Service members. TA can cover up to $250 per credit hour, not to exceed the amount per Military Fiscal Year based on branch of service. For more information on TA, including a breakdown of Tuition Assistance dollar amounts by branch, please see below.

Applying for Military Tuition Assistance

  • Complete the correct enrollment form associated with your branch of the US Military for approval by your Military Education Officer.
  • Submit the APPROVED TA form to Adler University’s Student Accounts Office.

Note: Army TA users will need to complete the TA process through the Go Army Ed website.

More Information

If you have questions about using your Veterans and/or Military benefits at Adler University, do not hesitate to reach out to Adler University staff.

Veterans Education Benefits Questions:

Adler’s Office of Financial Aid
844.459.3710
[email protected]

Vocational Rehabilitation or Military Tuition Assistance Questions:

Adler’s Office of Student Accounts
312.662.4407
[email protected]

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents begin the U.S. financial aid process by completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov using Adler’s school code (G20681). Financial aid applications are year-specific and must be renewed each academic year in order to continue funding. The 2020-2021 FAFSA covers the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters and the 2021-2022 FAFSA covers the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters.

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents applying to start during the Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semesters should complete both the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the 2021-2022 FAFSA.
  • U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents applying to start during the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 semesters should complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA.

Students who are Canadian citizens may be eligible to apply for student aid through your province or territory; more information can be found on the Canadian government website. We encourage you to contact your province or territory’s student aid office with any questions about determining your eligibility for Canadian aid programs.

Contact Us

Contact Us

The Office of Financial Aid will help you understand your options and answer any questions you have. Our financial aid counselors are available for phone or in-person consultations. You can reach the Office of Financial Aid by calling (844) 459-3710 or via email.

Have you already been admitted to Adler University? Your financial aid information is accessible online through the Adler Connect portal. Select Self Service from the Quick Links menu in Adler Connect to get started.

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