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 For information about refunds for withdrawn courses, see the Payment Schedule.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 (2019-2020 Chicago & Online Campuses)

Chicago Campus: Admission Fees and Deposits
Admissions Application Fee $30
Deposit (nonrefundable) - M.A. Programs $200
Deposit (nonrefundable) - Doctoral Programs $300
Deferment Fee $500
Chicago & Online Campuses: Tuition (per credit)*
Clinical M.A. Programs Credit Hour $1,310
Psy.D. Credit Hour $1,520
Ph.D. Credit Hour $1,470
Non-Clinical M.A. Programs and Non-Clinical Ph.D. Programs $855
Audit Clinical M.A. Credit Hour $655
Audit Non-Clinical Credit Hour $450
Audit Psy.D. Credit Hour $760
Audit Ph.D. Credit Hour $735
Chicago Campus: Universal Fee (per semester)*
Certificate Programs $390
M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy $410
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (full-time) $500
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (part-time)  $330
M.A. in Counseling: Forensic Psychology $425
M.A. in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling $500
M.A. in Counseling: Sport & Health $660
M.A. in Couple & Family Therapy $425
M.A. in Public Policy or Public Administration (full-time) $385
M.A. in Public Policy or Public Administration (part-time) $190
Doctor (Ph.D.) of Couple & Family Therapy $375
Doctor (Ph.D.) of Counselor Education & Supervision $405
Doctor (Psy.D.) of Psychology in Clinical Psychology; All Emphases except Child & Adolescent $700
Doctor (Psy.D.) of Psychology in Clinical Psychology – Child & Adolescent Emphasis $715
Online Campus: Universal Fee (per 16-week term)*
Universal Fee - All Programs $500
Chicago Campus: Registration-Based Fees
Psy.D. Dissertation/Dissertation Continuation Course $1,520
Psy.D. Internship Course (full-time) $1,520
Psy.D. Internship Course (part-time) $760
M.A. Pre-requisite $1,960
Psy.D. Pre-requisite $2,280
Chicago & Online Campuses: Miscellaneous Fees
Course Drop (Chicago Campus only) $70
Late Payment Fee (% of past due balance) 2%
Late Registration $430
Official Transcript $10
Post-Add/Drop Registration (Chicago Campus only) $430
Returned Check (per occurence) $70
Stop Payment $35
Transfer/Waiver Credit Evaluation (per request, Chicago Campus only) $55
UPASS (Chicago Campus Only); charged per semester of full-time enrollment $160
UPASS Replacement (Chicago Campus only) $50
Degree Completion Fees
Late Degree Completion Application $50
Late Graduation Application $50
Replacement Diploma $60

 *Please note: all tuition and fees are subject to change. Also note that students who are active in multiple programs will have the tuition rate and universal fee associated with their highest program assesed each semester.