First-Year Student Aid Information
The following information is for first-year students applying for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 aid.
How to Apply for Aid
Get an FSA ID
Obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) from the U.S. Department of Education at fsaid.ed.gov. If you are a dependent student, one parent will also need an FSA ID.
Complete Your FAFSA
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible on or after October 1, 2019 either online via fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app— available from Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). When completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA you will be using income data from calendar year 2018; you should use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate the income data from the IRS.
In order to protect your privacy, if you use the IRS DRT when completing the FAFSA, the federal government will not display your tax return information on the DRT web page, on your FAFSA form or on your Student Aid Report (SAR). Instead, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS” in the appropriate fields on fafsa.gov.
If eligible, it is strongly recommended to utilize the IRS DRT. The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA.
Be sure to meet priority filing deadlines in order to receive priority consideration for Adelphi need-based grants, federal loans, and more.
Adelphi’s federal school code is 002666.
Apply for TAP
New York State residents should complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application at hesc.ny.gov. You’ll also see a link on your FAFSA confirmation page to the TAP application.
Adelphi’s TAP school code is 0010.
Submit All Requested Additional Information and Documentation
It’s important to respond promptly to requests for information. The following types of financial aid require the completion of additional documents:
- Federal Direct Student Loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling and a master promissory note (MPN) at studentloans.gov. These forms should be completed after May 1, 2020.
- Federal Nursing Student Loan recipients must complete a master promissory note (MPN) at ecsi.net/prom5r. You will receive an email over the summer to let you know when the MPN is available to sign.
- Review your TAP award at hesc.ny.gov to make sure it has our TAP school code: 0010.
- Before any federal assistance can be applied to your account, you must ensure that you have submitted your final high school transcript to the Office of University Admissions.
Review Your Award Letter
After you have been admitted and have submitted your FAFSA and required documents, you will receive a Financial Assistance Plan — also referred to as your award letter. Review this information and all accompanying materials.
This plan outlines your eligibility for the different types of financial aid: scholarships and grants (free money), student loans (which must be repaid) and work study. Be sure to review your enrollment and housing status on this letter and contact us if your plans have changed so we can update our records and recalculate your eligibility if necessary.
Explore Payment Options
After Registering for Classes
- Log on to eCampus to review your e-bill in July. The e-bill will take into account any anticipated financial aid that you are expecting. If you are residing on campus, review the health insurance requirements. Pay special attention to any alert messages in eCampus.
- If there is an outstanding balance, explore your options such as Adelphi payment plans, Federal Parent PLUS loans and/or private/alternative loans.
- Federal Work Study recipients who wish to work should attend the job fair that is held at the start of the fall semester. Information will be available concerning the opportunities to work on campus or through the America Reads/America Counts programs. Because Federal Work Study students get paid for hours worked, this award does not get deducted from the bill. For information on job opportunities, visit Adelphi’s Center for Career and Professional Development.