Graduate Student Aid Information
The following information is for new graduate and doctoral students applying for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 aid.
Complete Your FAFSA
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible on or after October 1, 2019 either online via studentaid.gov/fafsa or through the myStudentAid mobile app—available from Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). When completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA you will be using income data from calendar year 2018; you should use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate the income data from the IRS.
In order to protect your privacy, if you use the IRS DRT when completing the FAFSA, the federal government will not display your tax return information on the DRT web page, on your FAFSA form or on your Student Aid Report (SAR). Instead, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS” in the appropriate fields on studentaid.gov/fafsa.
If eligible, it is strongly recommended to utilize the IRS DRT. The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA.
Be sure to meet priority filing deadlines in order to receive priority consideration for Adelphi need-based grants, federal loans, and more.
Adelphi’s federal school code is 002666.
Submit All Requested Additional Information and Documentation
It’s important to respond promptly to requests for information.
Review Your Award Letter
Approximately 4-6 weeks after you have submitted your FAFSA and required documents, you will receive a Financial Assistance Plan—also referred to as your award letter. Review this information and all accompanying materials.
- This letter will inform you of your eligibility to borrow under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program and any other financial aid for which you are eligible. It also provides you with information about any additional eligibility that may exist if you want to borrow under the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS and/or private/alternative loan option.
- Your loan eligibility is calculated using an assumption of your enrollment status. Be sure to review your enrollment status on this letter and contact us if your plans have changed so we can update our records and recalculate your eligibility if necessary.
- To receive Federal Student loans you must be matriculated in a degree-granting or approved certificate program of study, and you must be registered for at least 6 credits per semester.
- Loans are generally disbursed at the end of the add/drop period for the semester. Disbursements may be delayed for a number of reasons—including if you are enrolled for late start classes or if you are not currently attending at least 6 credits.
- First-time Graduate Federal Direct Student Loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling and a master promissory note (MPN) at studentloans.gov.
Explore Payment Options
After Registering for Classes
- Log on to eCampus to review your e-bill in July. The e-bill will take into account any anticipated financial aid that you are expecting. If you are residing on campus, review the health insurance requirements. Pay special attention to any alert messages in eCampus.
- If there is an outstanding balance, explore your options such as Adelphi payment plans, Federal Graduate PLUS loans and/or private/alternative loans.
Canceling or Changing Your Loans
- If you decide to cancel your awarded Federal Direct unsubsidized student loan, you can do so on CLASS on eCampus.
- If you want to reduce your Federal Direct unsubsidized student loan, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Adelphi Gmail account, informing us of your requested loan amount.
- Refunds of Federal Student Loans are issued within 14-days from the date that the credit has occurred.