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Tuition

An advanced degree is an investment in yourself—and your future.

Overview

Overview

Tuition for Adler University’s Chicago 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?

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 For information about refunds for withdrawn courses, see the Payment Schedule.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).

FAQs

FAQs

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 For information about refunds for withdrawn courses, see the Payment Schedule section. For questions about making payments, see below:

How do I pay tuition?
Tuition payments may be mailed, dropped off in-person, or paid online via Adler Connect.

Mailed: Please make check or money order payable to Adler University and mail to:

Adler University
Attn: Student Accounts
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602

In-Person Drop Off: Please make check or money order payable to Adler University and bring it to the Student Services Hub. (Receipts given upon request.)

Online: Electronic Checks from a U.S. bank account and credit card payments are accepted. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards are taken; a convenience fee equal to 2.5% of the amount paid applies to credit card payments. Electronic checks, a $3 convenience fee applies. Credit card payments can only be made online and are not accepted in person, over phone, by fax or through the mail.

Why is there a convenience fee to pay online?
As a nonprofit institution, Adler University is committed to controlling operating costs incurred during business transactions. We pay a fee to the vendor who processes credit card payments, and we receive no profit from this fee.

Contact
For questions regarding tuition and fees at Adler University’s Chicago Campus, contact the Office of Student Accounts.

Payment Schedule

Payment Schedule

Adler University offers a variety of options for student accounts payment, including third-party payment, student loans, and payment plans (eligibility requirements apply).

Students paying out-of-pocket will either be required to pay in full or be set up on a payment plan.  The due date for students paying in full is typically 2 weeks before the start of the term.  Payment Plans consists of 4-5 installments (due on the 10th of each month).  With each installment, you are granted a 5-day grace period to make your payment.  Should you exceed the grace period, a 2% late fee will be assessed to the delinquent installment.

Tuition Refunds

Tuition Refunds

Students who have withdrawn from the University, (including those who have taken a leave of absence) or who have dropped individual courses, may receive a tuition refund. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions regarding Chicago Campus refund policies.

Tuition & Fees
(2020-2021 Chicago Campus)

Admission Fees and Deposits

Admissions Application Fee$30
Deposit (non-refundable) - M.A. Programs $200
Deposit (non-refundable) - Doctoral Programs $300
Deferment Fee $500

Tuition (per credit)*

Psy.D. Credit Hour $1,558
Ph.D. Credit Hour $1,506
M.A. Programs Credit Hour Including Dual Degree (except Public Policy & Public Administration) $1,342
Master of Public Policy/Public Administration $854
Audit Psy.D. Credit Hour $780
Audit Ph.D. Credit Hour $754
Audit M.A. Programs Credit Hour Including Dual Degree (except Public Policy & Public Administration) $672
Audit Master of Public Policy/Public Administration Credit Hour $426
Argosy CMHC $768
Argosy Psy.D. $1,192
Argosy Ph.D. $1,020
Argosy Online $750

Universal Fee (per semester)*

Certificate Programs $400
M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy $420
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (full-time) $514
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (part-time) $338
M.A. in Counseling: Forensic Psychology $436
M.A. in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling $514
M.A. in Counseling: Sport and Health Psychology $678
M.A. in Couple & Family Therapy $436
M.A. in Public Policy or Public Administration (full-time) $384
M.A. in Public Policy or Public Administration (part-time) $190
M.A. in Forensic Mental Health Leadership $112
Dual Degree: FMHL and CMHC $514
Dual Degree: FMHL and M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling $514
M.S. in Sport and Human Performance $170
Dual Degree: M.S. Sport & Human Performance and CMHC $514
Dual Degree: M.S. Sport & Human Performance and M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling $514
Doctor (Ph.D.) in Art Therapy $512
Doctor (Ph.D.) of Couple & Family Therapy $450
Doctor (Ph.D.) of Counselor Education & Supervision $482
Doctor (Psy.D.) of Psychology in Clinical Psychology; All Emphases except Child & Adolescent $718
Doctor (Psy.D.) of Psychology in Clinical Psychology – Child & Adolescent Emphasis $732

Registration-Based Fees

M.A. Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam $1,342
Psy.D. Dissertation/Continuation Course $1,558
Psy.D. Internship Course (full-time) $1,558
Psy.D. Internship Course (part-time) $780
M.A. Pre-requisite $2,010
Psy.D. Pre-requisite $2,338
Study Abroad Fee - MAT-655-A $300
Study Abroad Fee - MCFT-870 $400
Study Abroad Fee - CFTD-870 $400

Miscellaneous Fees

Course Drop $70
Late Payment Fee (% of past due balance) 2%
Late Registration $440
Official Transcript $10
Post-Add/Drop Registration $440
Returned Check (per occurrence) $70
Stop Payment $35
Transfer/Waiver Credit Evaluation $55
UPASS (charged per semester of full-time enrollment) $165
UPASS Replacement $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 assessed each semester.

Additional Associated Expenses

Books and Supplies (per credit hour)$50
Living Expenses (e.g. Rent, Utilities) (per month of enrollment)$1,710
Transportation (per month of enrollment)$487
Miscellaneous Expenses (per month of enrollment)$240

In addition to Tuition and Fee charges, you may anticipate other costs associated with attending school. While your individual living expenses may differ, the following costs are budgeted in your Cost of Attendance at Adler University allowing for additional financial aid to help meet these potential expenses.

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