As you explore your financial aid options at Adelphi, we’re here to help! Explore the different financial aid applications and types of aid to maximize your eligibility and affordability.

Many students utilize different funding types such as scholarships, grants, loans, and savings. At Adelphi University, we encourage you, no matter your financial situation, to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

We want you to maximize your financial aid options. Regardless of your or your family’s financial circumstances, paying for an education will require a substantial commitment for at least the next few years.

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Adelphi’s One-Stop Student Services team can help you coordinate the various options available to you.

Financial Aid Overview

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can be an intimidating process. Whether you are a new or continuing student, military/veteran, or a parent/guardian, we’re here to help.

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Receiving my scholarship package allowed me to afford life-changing private higher education, and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to attend Adelphi University.

Rebecca Luther ‘23 sociology major

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Awards

Adelphi University has made a substantial commitment to making the cost of attending more affordable through institutional scholarship and grant programs. We offer many undergraduate and graduate awards based on talent, merit and financial need.

Restricted and Endowed Awards

Adelphi University offers a variety of donor scholarships in a number of academic disciplines and on the basis of other factors established by the donor. Donor Scholarships are competitive, vary in amount and are not automatically renewable.

Federal and State Grants

Federal grants are offered to students who file the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. New York State offers grants to eligible residents who submit a separate application. Grants do not require repayment.

Student Employment

Interested in real-world experience and expert guidance that can become invaluable to your future endeavors? If you’re qualified, you can obtain year-long, seasonal and short-term job opportunities through student employment. Federal Work-Study and/or Campus Employment opportunities may be available to you.

Other Organizations

Find scholarships and grants from outside organizations.

Award Applications and Terms and Conditions

Some awards require an additional application and additional terms, conditions, and requirements may apply to your scholarship. Stay informed and on track.


Loan Information

In addition to scholarships and grants, students may be eligible for federal and/or private student loans. There are various types of loans for you to choose from.

Graduation, Exit Counseling and Loan Repayment

A solid understanding of next steps, repayment plans, the hazards of default and how to resolve federal student loan disputes is critical to your future financial health.

Special Considerations and Additional Resources

Special Circumstances and Appeals

We recognize that the FAFSA may not reflect a family’s current financial situation. The U.S. Department of Education allows schools to take into account situations beyond a family’s control that have occurred that may significantly alter the financial picture demonstrated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Resources, Forms and Financial Aid Guides

Download guides, forms and worksheets related to financial aid.

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