Parents and Guardian Information
Financing an education can be one of the biggest investments you can make. As parents and guardians, we understand that you can play a vital role in supporting your student not only academically and socially—but also financially.
The Office of Student Financial Services is here to guide you and your student through the financial aid process, to assist in identifying scholarships, grants and loans, and to provide ongoing advice.
Here you’ll find resources that will give general information which will help you better understand the ins-and-outs of your student’s financial aid and billing.
Bilingual counselors are available.
Your student’s educational records are covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This federal law protects the privacy of student educational records, and limits the information that can be disclosed to parties other than the student. All correspondence is sent to the student due to the federal privacy rules. Please talk to your child about relaying information to you.
To receive Federal financial assistance, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority deadlines apply. Students can apply for financial aid either online via studentaid.gov/fafsa or through the myStudentAid mobile app— available from Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). This will provide detailed instructions on completing the application and guide you through some of the questions you may have (e.g., Who is considered a parent? Does the value of my primary residence get reported?) Additional information may be required by our office to complete your student’s application.
Financial Assistance Plan (Award Letter)
This official document sent by the Office of Student Financial Services, lists all awards—grants, loans and scholarships—offered to your student for an academic year. It also lists the terms and conditions required for each award and the cost of attendance. The cost of attendance will include tuition, fees, room and board, and other allowances. This is not your student’s bill.
Billing and Payment Options
Your student will receive an email—to their Adelphi Gmail account—notifying them that their e-bill is available to be viewed through CLASS on eCampus. This bill reflects your student’s charges less anticipated aid (such scholarships, grants and loans) and will display the balance due for the semester. We also offer several payment plans and loan options to give you personalized financing choices. Federal Work Study is not deducted from the bill since the student receives a paycheck for hours worked.