We use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal, state and university-based financial aid, including grants, educational loans and work-study programs.

What is the FAFSA, and when should I file?

All students applying for federal and state financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to file your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 each year to maximize your financial aid award. Although award decisions will not be made until an applicant has been officially accepted by the Office of University Admissions, it is important to note that the FAFSA can and should be completed prior to your acceptance. You can choose to file online through studentaid.gov/fafsa or the myStudentAid mobile app— available from Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). If you’ll be an entering first-year student, you will maximize eligibility for aid by filing your application by March 1, which is Adelphi’s recommended priority filing date. If you are a continuing student or spring admit, you must renew your FAFSA by our priority filing deadlines. 

Don’t wait to file your FAFSA! Need-based grants and Federal Work-Study are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I get started?

Begin by creating a Federal Student Aid ID for both student and parent (if you are a dependent student). This FSA ID will be your electronic signature. To create it, sign into Student Aid. The FAFSA requires information from federal tax returns. You can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA website to transfer information to your application. It’s the fastest and most accurate way to supply everything that’s needed. Adelphi’s federal school code is: 002666

Do current students need to reapply?

Yes, students currently enrolled are required to reapply for financial assistance each academic year by our priority filing deadlines. The online FAFSA renewal is the easiest way to reapply.

I’ve completed my FAFSA, what’s next?

Once completed, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal government, which is a summary of your FAFSA information. Review your SAR carefully for accuracy and make any necessary changes.

Once you’ve filed your FAFSA and we have processed the information, we will send you a Financial Aid Award Letter listing all sources of financial aid available to you. Expect to receive your letter after December 1.

Be sure to promptly reply to any requests for additional documentation or information.

Need help?

If you have questions about completing the FAFSA or creating your FSA ID, call 800.4.FED.AID (800.433.3243). For more information and resources, the federal government provides tips and useful links for filling out the FAFSA. Here you’ll find information on topics such as obtaining a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), the documents that you will need to complete the FAFSA, and instructions on using the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval.


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