Information for Parents & Guardians
We know that parents and guardians often play a vital role in supporting a student’s Adelphi experience -- 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 in managing the costs of an Adelphi education. We’ll share resources to help you better understand the ins-and-outs of your student’s financial aid and billing.
Bilingual counselors are available.
A Note on Privacy – FERPA
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. For this reason, all correspondence is sent to the student. We’re unable to release information like grades and financial aid information to parents and guardians without the student’s consent.
The Application Process – FAFSA
To be considered for Federal financial assistance, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning on or after October 1 each year. Priority filing dates do apply. (November 1: Priority deadline for new Spring undergraduate and transfer students, February 15: Priority deadline for continuing students and March 1: Priority deadline for new Fall undergraduate and transfer students) 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). These tools 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?).
To help you through the process, visit our website and follow the steps to apply for aid.
Financial Assistance Plan
This official document sent by the Office of Student Financial Services, lists all awards—grants, scholarships, loans and work —offered to your student for an academic year. It also lists terms and conditions and the cost of attendance. This is not your student’s bill. It is meant to be a tool that helps you think through all possible costs that may be encountered during an academic year.
At times, your family may experience an unexpected change to your financial situation. In these circumstances, you may appeal for a re-evaluation of your student’s aid. All special circumstance appeals are reviewed only when an initial financial assistance plan is issued and all additional documents are received.
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 (scholarships, grants and loans) and will display the balance due for the semester. We 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.