Student Financial Services

How to Apply for Student Financial Aid

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Students applying for financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications can be completed online at All New York State residents who are receiving financial assistance from Adelphi are encouraged to apply to New York State for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant. Students will be presented with a link to the TAP application when they are finished completing the FAFSA online. They must follow this link to apply for TAP.

If a student transfers from another institution to Adelphi University during the same award year, federal regulations require that we request, through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), updated information about any fall disbursements so that your spring disbursements are accurate and do not exceed any federally mandated maximums. Since the information on the NSLDS system may not be accessed earlier than 30 days before the start of the spring semester, your assistance package may change after review of your record on the NSLDS system.

Although award decisions will not be made until an applicant has been officially accepted by the Admissions Office, it is important to note that financial assistance applications can and should be completed prior to admission acceptance.

NEW! Optional IRS Data Retrieval Tool for FAFSA on the Web Users! 
With just a few simple steps, students & parents who have completed their IRS tax return and filed it electronically will be able to view & transfer their tax information directly into their FAFSA.

What's in it for me?

The IRS Data Retrieval is a tool that helps streamline the process of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by allowing online FAFSA filers to import specific tax return data directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Not only will this tool save you time, it will increase the accuracy of your FAFSA information and it will help expedite the verification process, if you are selected. You must actively choose to use this tool, as it is an option and not required.

To find out if you meet the eligibility requirements for using the IRS Data Retrieval tool, be sure to visit for more information.

Special Note about non-degree, certificate programs: Please consult with the Office of Student Financial Services about aid eligibility for non-degree, certificate programs as aid eligibility may differ from our degree offerings.

Application Deadlines
Applications for all financial assistance programs should be made by all new and continuing students as soon after January 1 as possible each year. The various state and federal programs have deadline dates that extend throughout the academic year. Consult the Office of Student Financial Services for specific dates that may affect applications for these programs.

The entire FAFSA should be completed online at as soon as possible after January 1, each year. Filing by February 15 for continuing students, March 1 for new freshman and new transfer students and November 1 for spring transfer students maximizes your access to the different financial aid programs.

To receive priority consideration for Adelphi need-based grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) the FAFSA must be completed and received by the priority deadlines listed above. Additionally, students who miss these deadlines or who fail to submit requested documentation on a timely basis, will be considered for grants only if funds remain available.

Students currently enrolled are required to reapply for financial assistance each academic year.

All eligibility criteria including acceptance into an eligible program of study must be met by the above-mentioned deadlines.

Please Note: Any student selected for verification who has not completed the federal verification process cannot receive federal financial aid or need-based university grants. First time students at Adelphi must complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note before Federal Direct Stafford Loan funds can be applied to their account.

Office of Student Financial Services
Adelphi University
Levermore Hall, Lower Level Room 1
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

p - 516.877.3080
p - ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f - 516.877.3380
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Regular Semester Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours
January 19, 2015 - CLOSED
May 25, 2015 - CLOSED
July 3, 2015 - CLOSED

This page was last modified on September 17, 2014.
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