Understanding Your Financial Assistance Plan
To help you understand your Financial Assistance Plan, we’ve put together the following helpful resources.
- Out-of-pocket Cost Comparison Worksheet
- Glossary of Frequently Used Terms
- Frequently Asked Questions
Student Rights and Responsibilities
The information below describes the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid assistance and, specifically, federal student aid at Adelphi University.
Student’s Right to Know:
- Students have the right to know the criteria for continued student eligibility for each type of financial aid awarded.
- Students have the right to know the satisfactory academic progress standards that students must meet to receive financial aid assistance, and the required criteria to re-establish eligibility if a student fails to meet satisfactory academic progress.
- Students have the right to know the method by which financial aid disbursements will be made to the students and the frequency of those disbursements.
- Students have the right to know the method the school provides for Pell-eligible students to obtain or purchase required books and supplies by the seventh day of a payment period.
- Students have the right to know the general terms and conditions are applicable to any employment provided to a student as part of the student’s financial aid package.
- Students have the right to know the terms of any loan received, a sample loan repayment schedule for sample loans, the necessity for paying loans, and the loan exit counseling information the school provides.
- I agree to notify the Office of Student Financial Services of any changes to the information used to determine my financial aid award.
- I agree to respond to requests for information from the Office of Student Financial Services.
- I agree to review the Financial Assistance Plan and acknowledge the enrollment requirements to receive certain types of financial aid (such as federal loan entrance counseling requirements).
- I agree to notify the Office of the Registrar if at any time I stop attending classes and officially take a leave of absence or withdraw from the university. I also understand it is advised to speak with the Office of Student Financial Services to see if my withdrawal will impact my current aid award.
- I agree to notify the Office of Student Financial Services if I am, or I become incarcerated while I am in attendance at Adelphi University and receiving financial aid.
- I agree to notify the Office of Student Financial Services if I (or a parent who has borrowed from the Federal Parent (PLUS loan program) am convicted of or pled guilty or no-contest to a crime involving fraud in obtaining federal student aid funds.
- I agree to notify the Office of Student Financial Services if I (or a parent) who has borrowed from the Federal Parent (PLUS loan program) am subject to a lien for a debt owed to the United States.
- I agree to use federal student aid funds received during the award year solely for educational expenses related to attendance during that year.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
To be eligible for federal, state, and University financial aid programs, students are required to make satisfactory academic progress. These standards are separate and distinct from the University’s Academic Degree Requirements and Policies as stated in the University Bulletin.
These guidelines are in accordance with those required by federal regulations for recipients of a federal grant, work, and loan programs, including the Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loan. These standards also apply to state aid or state-funded financial aid programs in accordance with New York State.
Recipients of Adelphi University tuition benefits who are not receiving any other federal, state, or University funds are not bound by these guidelines.