How to Apply for Financial Aid at Adelphi University
We’ll help guide you through the financial aid application process.
Applying for aid is one of the most important steps students and their families can take to pay for college.
Even if you don’t qualify for an academic or talent scholarship, you may qualify for other types of aid that will support your education—including need-based grants, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study employment.
What Should I Do First?
Complete Your FAFSA
If you’re seeking financial aid, you MUST complete this application. It’s free, and you can choose to do it online via fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app— available from Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
Complete the TAP Application
If you’re also seeking financial aid from the State of New York, complete the TAP application at hesc.ny.gov. You must be a resident of the state, applying to a college in New York and meet certain income and enrollment requirements to qualify.
What happens after?
Your FAFSA is Processed
The U.S. Department of Education will process your FAFSA and calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is used to help determine your eligibility for financial aid.
Review Your Student Aid Report
3-5 business days after submitting your application, you will receive an email from the Federal government showing the information you reported on your FAFSA. This is called the Student Aid Report (SAR). Review your SAR for accuracy and, if necessary, correct and resubmit the FAFSA.
Additional Info and Documentation Requests
The federal government requires Adelphi to collect specified documentation and to resolve any conflicting information. It’s important to promptly complete and submit all requests for information and documents. If you delay, it may impact your eligibility for financial assistance.
Expect an Award Letter
Once you’re accepted to Adelphi, our office will review your FAFSA and determine your aid eligibility and send you an award letter detailing your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. These types of aid can come from different sources, such as federal, state, institutional and outside sources.