Student Financial Services


A Message from the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

June 30, 2017

Dear Adelphi Students and Families,

Thank you for choosing Adelphi University for the upcoming academic year. All of us here at Adelphi are confident that our small classes, personalized education and career opportunities will continue to serve you well.

First, we are proud to tell you that Forbes has named Adelphi a Best Value College, and Fiske Guide to Colleges has named us a Best Buy for 11 consecutive years. This is proof of our long-standing commitment to keeping tuition as low as possible, year after year.

I wanted to let you know what we are doing to keep tuition low for our upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. We would also like to announce a modest increase—less than last year—and be very clear about the reason for this modest increase.

We are happy to say we have lowered operating expenses, as compared to 2016-2017, in the amount of $1,100,000, or 2.8 percent. Our new cogeneration central heating plant power solution has reduced our power costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, and we are proud that this new “green” system is better for the environment and saves us money as well. This planet-friendly initiative directly translates to lower tuition for our students.

Due to this and other operational savings, we are keeping this year’s tuition increase very small, at 4 percent.

Adelphi’s expenditures support all the things that demonstrate our stated mission to be “relentlessly focused on student success.” This includes investment in career and internship services to guide our students into the workforce, increased support for student counseling, additional capacity for our Writing and Learning Centers for students who need extra help academically, free online learning tools in our library for any Adelphi student wishing to learn a new skill or explore a new major, and academic and community coordinators for our students with autism spectrum disorder.

Please know we remain deeply dedicated to providing financial aid to students. Currently, more than 90 percent of Adelphi students receive tuition support–a total investment of over $70 million.

Adelphi’s trustees and senior administrators all pledge to work our hardest to keep Adelphi affordable, while investing in the areas that improve students’ experiences and outcomes.

For questions and comments about our 2017-2018 tuition, write to

For more details about our tuition, fees and room rates, and financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year, please visit

Thank you.





Timothy P. Burton
Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

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