What Financial Assistance Can I Receive As A Graduate Student?

Have you been holding off on applying to Adler University’s online programs because of tuition concerns? If so, read on. We have several financial assistance options available for graduate students that can help lower the costs, as well as your worries. To start making this process easier for you, here are the options you can decide from to make our programs more affordable for you.



  • We strongly encourage every student to apply for the $3,000 University Social Justice Scholarship. To apply, you’ll need to submit a short essay on how you’ll exemplify our mission statement: Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
  • Fire, police, and emergency medical employees are eligible for our $1,000 First Responder Scholarship.
  • Active duty, veteran, or retired U.S. military service members (and their spouses/civil partners) can qualify for our $1,000 Military Award. (Veterans and active duty service members are also eligible for education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or through their military branch.)
  • All Adler University alumni qualify for a 20% Alumni Scholarship, which reduces tuition by 20%.


Students can apply for two different loan programs: Unsubsidized Direct Loans and Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. Both loans will accrue interest, but repayment is not required while students are enrolled in a degree program. Click here for more information on eligibility, requirements, and repayment options.


We also provide alternative options, including Federal Work StudyPayment Plans, and Tuition Reimbursement, for enrolled students.

In order to be awarded federal financial assistance, all students must complete and submit a 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s also important to keep in mind that our financial aid differs depending on which of our six online master’s degree programs you choose to study. Learn more about the costs and aids for each program:

If you want to learn more about our programs, feel free to get in touch with an Enrollment Specialist. And, if you haven’t already, apply today to get going on your master’s degree in social justice.


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