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You need a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to enroll in Adler University programs.




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



Tuition for Adler University’s 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 For information about refunds for withdrawn courses, see the Payment Schedule.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).



How do I pay tuition?

Tuition payments may be mailed, dropped off in-person, or paid online via Adler Connect.

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

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.

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 week 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 Online Campus refund policies.

Tuition and Fees
(2020-2021, Online Campus)

Tuition (per credit)*

M.A. Programs - excluding Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Online Modality) $854
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Online Modality)**$1,342
Ph.D. Programs $854
Audit M.A. Programs $426
Audit Ph.D. Credit Hour $426
Argosy Online $750

** The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Online Modality) is an alternate learning format for our Clinical Mental Health Counseling CACREP-accredited program, offered through our Chicago Campus. The tuition rate reflects the on-campus Masters’ degree programs.

Universal Fee (per 16-week term)*

All Online Programs $500

Admissions Fees & Deposits

Admissions Application Fee $30

Miscellaneous Fees

Late Payment Fee (% of past due balance) 2%
Official Transcript $10
Returned Check (per occurence) $70
Stop Payment $35
Deferment Fee $100

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.

Additional Associated Expenses

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