Online/Blended Degree and Certificate Programs

Tuition & Financial Aid

At Adelphi, we recognize that education advancement is a major investment of your time, money and effort. We are deeply dedicated to providing a personalized education at an affordable rate. That’s why Forbes has named Adelphi a Best Value College and the Fiske Guide to Colleges has named the University a “Best Buy” for 11 consecutive years.

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Below, you will find information about:

  • Tuition rates for all online and blended degree and certificate programs
  • Prior credits awarded for life experience that can significantly reduce the cost of education for select programs
  • Tuition benefits for active duty military, veterans, and their families
  • Financial aid
  • Affordable payment plan options

Tuition and fees listed below are applicable to Adelphi’s online and blended degree and certificate programs only. The total tuition cost is an estimate based on current year cost per credit hours. Tuition and fees subject to change. For general information about tuition and fees for on campus programs, please visit the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees page.


Tuition – Online & Blended Programs

Graduate Programs

Program Credits Cost/Credit Hour* Tuition* Deposit
Master of Arts in Art Education 34–37 $690 $25,530 $200
Master of Science in Nutrition 34 $690 $23,460 $200
Master of Arts in Educational Technology 32 $690 $22,080 $200
Master of Science in Emergency Management 39 $690 $26,910 $200
Online Master of Social Work 64 $800 $51,200 $200
Online MSW Advanced Standing Program 32 $800 $25,600 $200

*Tuition and fees based on 2018-19 rates. Tuition and fees subject to change. Total tuition may vary based on credits taken.

Undergraduate Programs

Students within these programs are eligible to receive a significant reduction in tuition through the credit for life experience benefit. In addition, transfer credit may be awarded. Students must complete the final 30 credits of coursework at Adelphi to be eligible for a degree. For more information, visit the Transfer Credits page of the College of Professional and Continuing Education website.

Program Credits Cost/Credit Hour* Tuition* Deposit
Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Administration (full tuition) 120 $690 $82,800 N/A
64 credits from a two-year community college transferred 56 $38,640 N/A
90 credits from a four-year college transferred (maximum) 30 $20,700 N/A
Associate of Science in Emergency Services Administration (full tuition) 64 $690 $44,160 N/A
34 credits from a two-year community college transferred (maximum) 30 $20,700 N/A

*Tuition and fees based on 2018-19 rates. Tuition and fees subject to change. Total tuition may vary based on credits taken.

Certificate Programs

*Tuition and fees based on 2018-19 rates. Tuition and fees subject to change. Total tuition may vary based on credits taken.

Fees

For a list of programmatic fees, visit the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees page or contact an enrollment counselor at 888.252.4110 or online@adelphi.edu.


Deposits

Required deposits for applicable Adelphi University degree and certificate programs should be paid at the time of registration unless otherwise specified. For program-specific questions regarding a deposit, please contact an enrollment counselor at 888.252.4110 or online@adelphi.edu.

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Financial Aid

FAFSA & Federal Aid Eligibility

Accepted students may be eligible for federal grants/loans (undergraduates) and federal and/or private education loans (graduate students).

Visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for more information about eligibility and availability. Please have recent tax information on hand to properly file. We strongly recommend the use of the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) which can be helpful in populating the most accurate tax return information. Your tax return information will not be visible to protect your privacy. Instead, the appropriate fields will state that your tax information has been “transferred from the IRS.”

The FAFSA school code is: 002666.


Life Experience Credits at the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

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The College of Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS) at Adelphi has developed the life experience credit evaluation process as a way for nontraditional students to earn academic credit for knowledge and experience gained outside of a traditional classroom in the following programs:

College-level learning, military or government funded learning, and knowledge obtained through career experience, volunteer work, artistic abilities, proficiency in computers, and knowledge of foreign or sign language can be considered by the CPCS for credit that can help you complete your degree faster at and at a lesser expense.

While the life experience credit program will certainly help reduce tuition costs, they are not free.

Life Experience Fees (2016-2017 school year)

  • $1,865 base fee for all credit granted
  • $305 for precedented life experience credits (courses previously evaluated by another academic institution or by the New York State Department of Education)
  • $305 for any additional evaluator who is required to review materials (one evaluator is included in the base fee)

Visit the Life Experience Credits website for specific examples. For more information about how you may qualify for life experience credits, contact an enrollment counselor at online@adelphi.edu or by phone at 888.252.4110.


Payment Plans

Adelphi University offers various payment plans including monthly payments and pre-payment options for students enrolled in many of our degree programs. Visit the Student Financial Services Payment Plans page or contact staff at financialservices@adelphi.edu or 516.877.3080.


Military/Veterans

Adelphi University is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon Program participant and one of the Best Colleges for Veterans, according to U.S. News & World Report. We are also a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, a group of colleges and universities dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families earn college degrees, and the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP), which allows soon-to-enlist or currently enlisted military personnel to enroll in and complete college courses while they continue their service commitments.

Active, reserve and veteran military students and their families using Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits or any other veteran affairs program benefits can apply and enroll in any of our associate, bachelor’s, credit certificate, or master’s degree programs.

For more information about military and veteran benefits, please contact Christina A. Wease at cwease@adelphi.edu or at 516.877.3411.