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Student Financial Services

A Message from the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

June 27, 2019

Dear 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 opportunities for hands-on learning and career training offer an exceptional college experience. 

Each year, the University carefully considers how best to support our students’ success through programs and services. Part of the process of making these strategic decisions is continued sensitivity to how these initiatives will affect the resulting tuition and fees that are charged to our students. For the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition for most programs has increased by a modest 4 percent, which enables us to keep the Adelphi education truly personalized and provide our students with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

At Adelphi University, we are relentlessly focused on student success. We were recognized by the Colleges of Distinction organization as a 2018-2019 Career Development College for the exceptional ways in which our institution is equipping students with the skills necessary for a successful lifelong career journey, and again in 2019-2020. Adelphi is known for our outstanding student services, including certificate programs that include our Leadership Certificate Program to develop students as leaders in their chosen fields and our recently launched Women’s Leadership Conference, which connects them with successful alumni to create a powerfully connected university. In addition, our student mentoring program won the 2019 Eduventures Innovation Award for fostering student success.

To meet the challenges of today’s world and to prepare our students for success in high-demand fields, we have added relevant new academic programs in areas such as environmental studies, business and the sciences. We also continue to maintain our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and keep our class sizes small. In 2019-2020, we will hire 32 faculty members and ensure that our average class size remains at 21 students.

Also vital to the world-class academic experience we provide at Adelphi is critical access to timely, relevant research materials, including essential databases and publications and the technology to access them. To help offset associated increasing costs, this year’s bill will include a Library Resources Fee of $50 for full-time undergraduate students, $75 for full-time graduate students, and $25 for part-time students, per semester.

We are proud to be highly recognizedU.S. News & World Report ranked Adelphi University as a Best College nationwide in the National Universities category and among the Best Value Schools in its 2019 rankings. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings named Adelphi a Top U.S. College in its 2019 report, based on student success and learning. And Forbes magazine has once again included Adelphi in its list of America’s Top Colleges. 

Most importantly, this year, Adelphi will award more than $84 million in scholarships and grants to its students–10 percent more than last year.

Please visit our website for more details about our tuition, fees and room rates for the 2019-2020 academic year, and to get information about financial aid opportunities. For questions and comments about our 2019-2020 tuition, please write to

Thank you,

James J. Perrino
Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

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