At Adelphi, new program caps annual tuition to $10K for transfer students

To attract transfer students from the tri-state area,  Adelphi University is offering a program that ensures that their annual tuition will be $10,000 or less  for up to four years of coursework that leads up to a bachelor’s degree.

The program is called the “Transfer Tuition Guarantee,” and it aims to not only attract but support high-achieving transfer students.

“This program is ideal for students who went off to school but didn’t find the right fit, are completing their program at a local community college, or have been out of college for a while but are ready to resume their degree program,” Kristen Capezza, Adelphi’s vice president of Enrollment Management and University Communications, said in a statement.

“Long-recognized for our commitment to helping students transfer with ease, Adelphi is now presenting high-achieving students with an even more affordable opportunity to attend a private university, inclusive of more than 70 academic offerings, a vibrant student life and extraordinary career preparation, at a tuition cost that’s comparable to a public institution,” Capezza said.

Eligible candidates must have at least a 3.5. cumulative grade-point average from any college-level work completed after high school, have residency in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, and file a FAFSA resulting in an expected family contribution at or below 100,000. They must plan to enroll full-time.

The tuition covers fall and spring semesters only, excluding summer.

Deadlines for admission and financial aid application submission to the transfer-tuition  program are June 1 for fall admission and Nov. 1 for spring admission.

“Adelphi’s small classes and big opportunities are now a reality for students who may have thought a private school education was out of reach for their family,” Shawana Singletary, assistant vice president and chief enrollment officer at Adelphi, said in a statement. “This program is designed to offer access and affordability for students who want to transfer into Adelphi.”

Students who transfer to Adelphi may also be eligible for federal aid programs – and for New York residents, state aid programs – and will receive those funds in addition to the tuition guarantee, lowering annual tuition and fees to below $10,000.

Students who are not eligible for the tuition guarantee program may still qualify for “generous merit scholarships and need-based grants,” according to the university

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