On April 13, 2020 Adelphi University signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

The University will use no less than 50 percent of the funds it will receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. The University has received $2,623,483 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) which will be used to make such emergency grants to students.

There are approximately 4,860 students at the University who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore are eligible to apply for this emergency financial aid grant.

Applying for Assistance

Students who wish to apply for the HEERF grant may do so by completing the Student Emergency Support Application.

A committee consisting of representatives from campus offices including, but not limited to, financial aid, finance, faculty, advancement, and student affairs was created to review applications and calculate the amount of each grant.

  • The committee will manually review each application based on a first come, first serve basis, and grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:
    • Date of submission of the application
    • Dollars requested for eligible expenses
    • Confirmation of Title IV eligibility

The committee, as a whole, will review and approve or disapprove each application, will review the amounts requested by students and will award grants based on ranges that were established for eligible expenses.

The committee began reviewing requests for CARES emergency funding on May 15, 2020. Students selected to receive housing and food allocations will be eligible to receive an additional 25% on top of the amount requested for housing and food to provide for an additional week of expenses.

As of July 10, 2020, $745,916 in HEERF grants have been distributed to 776 students from the University. A committee is in the midst of individually reviewing the 1,000+ submitted applications on a rolling basis. Funds will be awarded continuously in the coming weeks and months ahead.

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