Student Financial Services

A Message from the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

June 28, 2018

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 opportunities for career training and internships offer an exceptional college experience.

Each year, the University considers strategic initiatives which we believe will enrich our students at Adelphi. When making these decisions, we are sensitive to how these investments affect the resulting tuition and fees that are charged to our students. For the 2018–2019 academic year, we will have a very modest increase in tuition of 4 percent.

This small increase will allow us to expand our support services, which will help us keep the Adelphi education truly personalized and help us provide each student with the tools and resources they need to succeed. We will be increasing staff to enhance personal and group mentoring, career counseling, academic advising and health services to strengthen the overall experience at Adelphi. New programs—more than 20 in three years, including new online offerings—have been created to help diversify and improve our offerings to students and families.

In addition, we have hired 30 faculty members to keep our student-to-faculty ratio low—10 students for each faculty member—and to keep our class sizes small. Our average class size is 21 students per class; there are no large lecture halls at Adelphi. Our mission is to be “relentlessly focused on student success,” and these faculty hires and support services help us fulfill our mission to you.

We have taken steps to lower other expenses around campus. Our new cogeneration central heating plant power solution reduced our power costs by $1.2 million last year alone, and this new “green” system is better for the environment, while saving tuition dollars.

Fiske Guide to Colleges noted this year that “student financial aid has been expanded, and Adelphi has a policy of keeping tuition lower than peer institutions.” Money magazine has added Adelphi University to its list of Best Colleges for excellence in educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings. And, most importantly, this year Adelphi plans to award $76 million in scholarships and grants to its students—13 percent more than last year—lowering the cost of a personalized education for more than 85 percent of our full-time undergraduates.

Adelphi’s trustees and senior administrators are working our hardest to keep Adelphi affordable for families, while investing in the areas that improve students’ experiences, outcomes and career prospects.

For more details about our tuition, fees and room rates for the 2018–2019 academic year, visit For more information on financial aid, visit

For questions and comments about our 2018-2019 tuition, please 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,


James J. Perrino
Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

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