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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.

Financial Aid Options

Financial Aid Options

Pursuing a graduate degree at Adler University is one of the most important steps you can take to make a difference in your community. It’s not a surprise, however, that many people question whether they can afford to invest in higher education. A number of financial aid options exist to support your graduate school education. To begin, please read about the different loan options below.

Canadian Student Loan (CSL)

A CSL is subsidized by the federal government. It is issued in the form of a Schedule 1.

  • Interest is paid by the federal government while you are attending school full time. You must be enrolled in at least 60% (40% for students with permanent disabilities) of a full-time course load.
  • Maximum assistance is 60% of total funding, up to $165 per week of study.
  • Repayment begins six months after your studies end.
  • Contact the Vancouver Registrar prior to completing your Canadian Student Loans forms.
  • If you are applying for loans from other provinces, submit the appropriate paper work to the Registrar prior to completing applications.
British Columbia Student Loan (BCSL)

This loan is subsidized by the provincial government. It is issued in the form of a Master B.C. Student Loan agreement.

  • Interest is paid by the provincial government while you are attending school full time.
  • Repayment begins six months after your studies end.
  • In order to be eligible for provincial assistance, you must first be eligible for a Canadian Student Loan.
  • Contact the Vancouver Registrar prior to completing your Canadian Student Loans forms.
  • If you are applying for loans from other provinces, submit the appropriate paperwork to the Registrar prior to completing applications.

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. 



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.

Entrance Scholarships
Admitted Vancouver Campus students may be eligible for merit-based scholarships through the Office of Admissions. Applicants are encouraged to connect with their admissions advisor to discuss eligibility and scholarship application processes.

Students can be awarded only one of the scholarships for entrance. Scholarships are disbursed toward tuition and fees over the first two terms. Scholarships are awarded at time of acceptance after review by committee and are non-renewable. Applicants who are offered a scholarship and defer admission from the original term of acceptance are ineligible to retain the scholarship.


Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship NameRecipient CriteriaAmount Range
Organizational Health and Wellness ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students who demonstrate leadership potential and are interested in advancing socially responsible practice in organizations. Eligibility is open to all Canadian Citizens or Canadian Permanent Residents who are admitted to our Masters programs in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at our Vancouver campus for Fall 2020. $5,000-$10,000 (disbursed over the first year)
Dash Richardson ScholarshipThis scholarship is intended to provide significant financial relief to newly admitted PsyD students who intend on practicing as clinical psychologists in British Columbia. Priority may be given to candidates from rural communities. Past dedication / anticipated future contributions to service, academic excellence, & leadership.$30,000 ($10,000 per year, awarded over three years)
Social JusticePriority given to candidates with either a history of providing community service or an articulated plan to design/implement effective & innovative solutions to a significant social problem. Talented students who have demonstrated knowledge & experience in diverse communities / backgrounds, & are prepared to use this knowledge to contribute to the education of their fellow students.$1,000-$5,000
DiversityTalented students who have demonstrated knowledge & experience in diverse communities / backgrounds, & are prepared to use this knowledge to contribute to the education of their fellow students. Priority given to candidates from traditionally under-represented, under-served, & marginalized populations who exhibit academic promise & dedication to Adler University’s mission. New students who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada.$1,000-$5,000
InternationalCommitment to social interest & dedication to improving their local community. Incoming students with excellence in academic achievement. $1,000-$5,000
MeritPreference given to individuals who have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or higher.$1,000-$5,000

In addition to entrance scholarships Adler University Vancouver also offers tuition incentives and awards to students who meet specific criteria outlined below. Admitted Vancouver Campus students should be in touch with the Vancouver campus Office of Admissions to obtain full details about these unique scholarship opportunities.

Specific Scholarships and Tuition Initiatives

Scholarship NameRecipient CriteriaAmount Range
Community PartnerFull-time employee at one of Adler University’s Community Partner sites. Must submit all admissions documents & be accepted only to the Master of Public Policy & Administration Program at the Vancouver campus. For questions on eligible Community Partner sites please contact the Office of Admissions, Vancouver campus.50% of tuition for program
Adler Alumni PsyD Scholarship (Fall 2020)Adler University recognizes the achievements of our alumni & support their ongoing career growth. Graduates of any Adler University master’s program who are admitted to the PsyD program at the Vancouver campus will receive a $10,000 for Fall 2020$10,000 (non-renewable)
Indigenous StudentsNewly admitted indigenous students receive this award upon acceptance to any program. Please contact your admissions advisor to discuss eligibility and resources available.$1,000 (non-renewable)
AmeriCorps ServiceThose who have served the community through the AmeriCorps programs. Current AmeriCorps member or alumni. Submit all admissions documents, be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program, & submit verification of an AmeriCorps Educational Award. Applicants who qualify for AmeriCorps Service Scholarship are not eligible for any other scholarships/discounts from Adler University.50% of tuition for program
Peace Corps Service ScholarshipThose who have served the community abroad through the Peace Corps. Current Peace Corps members and volunteers. Submit a completed Adler University application for admissions and verification of Peace Corps service. Applicants who qualify for the Peace Corps Service Scholarship are not eligible for any other scholarships or discounts from Adler University.50% of tuition for program
Payment Schedule

Payment Schedule

Tuition and fees are due and payable during registration week. Payments made to the University are first applied against any previously existing balance, then to current charges. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees at the time due regardless of pending employer or third-party reimbursement unless other financial arrangements have been made. Students receiving financial aid funds are responsible for submitting payment for all tuition and fees that will not be covered by the amount of aid anticipated. Payment plans (deferred monthly installments) are available. Interested students can contact the Office of the Registrar for more information. Inquiries should be initiated prior to the published tuition due date.

Tuition Refund Policy

Vancouver Campus Students who have officially withdrawn from the School or specific courses, may be entitled to a tuition refund to be paid within 14 business days of receipt of the official withdrawal or drop request. Refunds will be based upon the total charge incurred rather than the amount paid by the student. The percentage of tuition refunded, excluding the non-refundable tuition deposit and all other fees, is determined in accordance with the following schedule:

  • End of 10th calendar day of the course period 100%.
  • 11th calendar day of the course period through the end of the term 0% To initiate a refund, written notice must be provided: (a) By a student to the institution when the student withdraws; or (b) By the institution to the student where the institution dismisses a student *Refund entitlement is calculated on the total fees due under the contract, less the applicable non-refundable application or registration fee. Where total fees have not yet been collected, the institution is not responsible for refunding more than has been collected to date. and a student may be required to make up for monies due under the contract.



We don’t really care for the word. It feels like our learning comes prepackaged in a box.

Do we have an intelligently crafted and curated curriculum that comes with a set of teachings, milestones and expected outcomes? Yes we do. But within that framework is the flexibility, creative environment and mentorship that is designed to help you think outside of the box with a sense of the real world.

Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

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A Different School of Thought

Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit.

You’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and class windows have deliberately been situated to stimulate thought. These things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.

Studying in Vancouver does have its added advantages. They are the land, sea and call of the wild. All of which, we encourage you to experience. This is the great outdoors and a very different school of thought. You’ll want to experience it all.

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Paying It Forward for Future Vancouver Students

Vancouver Campus students will receive scholarships thanks to a generous $500,000 pledge from alumnus Udo Erasmus

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Supporting Students Who Are Committed to Helping Communities

$40,000 in gifts to-date from Mary Kay Krupka for Chicago Campus scholarships

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Education, a Step on the Road to Reconciliation

Cheryl Maguire is a first-year student in the Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program at Adler University’s Vancouver Campus. She is a member of the Trondëk Hwëchin, a self-governing First Nation located in Dawson City, Yukon.

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