Adelphi’s $10,000 Transfer Tuition Guarantee Program

Adelphi’s $10,000 Transfer Tuition Guarantee Program

For undergraduate students interested in transferring to Adelphi University, we’re pleased to offer our Transfer Tuition Guarantee — a special scholarship and aid program for high-achieving transfer students from the tri-state region that ensures your tuition will be $10,000 or less annually.

  • Maybe you decided to call a school home but it isn’t a great fit. Transferring to Adelphi University is for you.
  • Maybe you began your studies at a community college and you’re ready to finish your four year degree. Transferring to Adelphi University is for you.
  • Maybe your academic interests changed or life interrupted your plans. Transferring to Adelphi University is for you — at any age.

A private four year university education is within your reach at Adelphi in New York. Our distinctive academics, vibrant student life and high graduating salaries can be in your future. Let us help you finish the degree you started. At Adelphi University, transfer students can expect extraordinary.

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Are you from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut and considering transferring?

With our $10,000 Transfer Tuition Guarantee, you may now be able to complete your degree at Adelphi University for the same cost as public institutions throughout the tri-state area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Qualified transfer students will pay tuition and fees of $10,000 (or less!) annually to complete their Adelphi degree – that’s on par with annual costs at nearby flagship public schools.

To be eligible for this tuition guarantee as a transfer student, you must have a 3.5. cumulative GPA from your college level work completed after high school, have residency in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, and file a FAFSA resulting in a Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below “100000.”

Who is not eligible? First semester transfer students, current students, students applying to our accelerated nursing program, students in our College of Professional and Continuing Studies, students using programs with previously discounted Adelphi tuition rates, students applying through Verto Education and those applying for readmission.

Students who transfer to Adelphi may also be eligible for federal aid Federal (Pell) Grants or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds). Eligible students will receive those funds in addition to our tuition guarantee, helping to cover remaining costs. That means your annual tuition and fee costs will fall below $10,000!

If your cumulative GPA falls below 3.5, you may still qualify for academic merit aid and need-based institutional grants. Our academic merit awards typically range from $10,000-$23,000 and may be stacked with institutional grants, as well as federal and state aid.

No. While there isn’t a specific deadline, it’s essential to ensure that both your transfer application for admission and your FAFSA application are completed in order to be eligible for consideration in the Tuition Guarantee Program.

Absolutely not. Not only have we waived the application fee for all transfer students, but you’ll automatically be reviewed for eligibility at no cost to you – just by submitting your completed application for admission and your annual FAFSA form.

You must file the FAFSA annually. Once your Student Aid Index (SAI) is confirmed to be within the guidelines, we will automatically adjust your tuition and fees to $10,000.

Yes! Students transferring to Adelphi who qualify for the tuition guarantee will receive the benefit for up to four years (for the fall and spring semesters) while completing their bachelor’s degree. Full-time status, residency, and Student Aid Index (SAI) requirements must be met annually. A FAFSA must be filed each year.

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Award-Winning for Ease of Transfer

Adelphi has made the Phi Theta Kappa honor roll for transferring seven years in a row. That means Adelphi is one of America’s most accommodating four-year universities for community college transfer students. From transferring credits, to helping you afford Adelphi, our team can help make your transfer seamless.

Find Success in Our Welcoming, Inclusive Community

When I was deciding where to transfer, I knew Adelphi was the school for me. Coming to campus, I immediately felt that this is where I had belonged my whole life. The warm and welcoming community on campus made me feel that this is where I needed to be…Luckily, because of all the programs Adelphi has to offer, I got involved and made many bonds that will last forever…Without Adelphi, I would not be the person I am today. I am so grateful for Adelphi and all of the people and experiences this school gave me.

Amanda Pincus Psychology major in the STEP Program

An Adelphi Education: Expect Extraordinary

Coming to Adelphi was an amazing experience. I immediately felt welcome and made some new friends. I was comfortable going to professors for help when needed. I now have many lasting relationships both professionally and socially and I am President of the Criminal Justice Club, facilitated a Clothing Boutique to give professional clothing to students in need and am co-chair of the Activism club. Adelphi has given me so much, and I can never thank Adelphi enough.

Charles Herman Criminal Justice major

Take the Next Step and Transfer to Adelphi Today

Pick Your Program

With more than 70 undergraduate degrees to choose from, pick the area that interests you most.

Areas of Interest

Apply to Adelphi

Visit our Guide for Transfer Applicants site and follow our checklist. Submit your application online, send in your official transcript(s), and monitor the status of your application.

Guide for Transfer Applicants

File Your FAFSA

Get your FAFSA to Adelphi for full consideration of all federal, state and institutional need based programs. Use our school code, 002666. New York State residents also submit the New York State TAP application and the TAP school code (0010).

Apply for Aid


You’ll receive your offer of admission and scholarship offer in your student portal, followed by a copy of your transfer credit evaluation. After submitting your FAFSA, you'll also receive a College Financing Plan (CFP). Submit your deposit, set up a meeting with your advisor and select classes for the upcoming term.

Submit Your Deposit


Connect with our transfer admission counselors by phone at 516.877.3050 or email.

View our Transfer Events

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I love how welcoming the Adelphi community is…getting involved on campus is the easiest way to make new friends and explore your interests.

Lisa Rampersaud, ‘15 Social Work major

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