Tuition and Fees

Adler University Chicago Campus

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for all Adler University’s Chicago and Online Campus programs is charged each term according to the number of registered academic credits. The number of credits a student will register for varies by academic program and by term. To determine the amount of tuition and fees that would be charged in a given term, please refer to the table below in conjunction with your academic program’s recommended course sequence. Recommended course sequences are located in the "Academic Affairs" area of Adler Connect.


Questions about tuition and fees may be emailed to the Office of Student Accounts. For information about refunds for withdrawn courses, see the Payment Schedule. For questions about making payments, see Tuition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Tuition & Fees Information (2018-2019 Chicago & Online Campuses)

Chicago Campus: Admission Fees and Deposits

Admissions Application Fee


Deposit (nonrefundable) - M.A. Programs


Deposit (nonrefundable) - Doctoral Programs


Deferment Fee


Chicago & Online Campuses: Tuition (per credit)*

Clinical M.A. Programs Credit Hour


Non-Clinical M.A. Programs Credit Hour


Online Ph.D. Programs Credit Hour $855

Psy.D. Credit Hour


Ph.D. Credit Hour


Audit Clinical M.A. Credit Hour


Audit Non-Clinical M.A. Credit Hour


Audit Online Ph.D. Credit Hour $427

Audit Psy.D. Credit Hour


Audit Ph.D. Credit Hour


Chicago Campus: Universal Fee (per semester)*

Certificate Programs $380
M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy $400
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling $535
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3-year track students who began prior to fall 2018)  $353
M.A. in Counseling: Forensic Psychology $460
M.A. in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling $535
M.A. in Counseling: Sport & Health $690
M.A. in Counseling: Student Affairs and College Counseling $453
M.A. in Couple & Family Therapy $510
M.A. in Public Policy or Public Administration $370
M.A. in Public Policy or Public Administration (2-year track students who began prior to fall 2018) $180
Doctor of Philosophy in Art Therapy $420
Doctor (Ph.D.) of Couple & Family Therapy $410
Doctor (Ph.D.) of Counselor Education & Supervision $455
Doctor (Psy.D.) of Psychology in Clinical Psychology; All Emphases except Child & Adolescent $675
Doctor (Psy.D.) of Psychology in Clinical Psychology – Child & Adolescent Emphasis $690

Chicago Campus: Registration-Based Fees

Psy.D. Diversity Seminar $1,470
Psy.D. Dissertation/Dissertation Continuation Course $1,470
Psy.D. Internship Course $1,470
Psy.D. Internship Course – Half-time $740

Chicago & Online Campuses: Miscellaneous Fees

Replacement Diploma $60
Late Degree Completion and Graduation Application Fee $50
Course Drop (Chicago Campus only) $70
Post Add/Drop Registration (Chicago Campus only) $420
Late Registration (Chicago Campus only) $420
Returned Check (per occurrence) $70
Stop Payment $35
Official Transcript $10
Transfer/Waiver Credit Evaluation (per request); Chicago Campus only $55
Late Payment Fee (% of past due balance) 2%
U-Pass Fee (Chicago Campus only); charged per semester of full-time enrollment $120
U-Pass Replacement (Chicago Campus only) $50

*Note: A student who is active in multiple programs will have the tuition rate and Universal Fee associated with their highest program assessed each semester.