Refund Policies

If a credit balance results from the posting of federal or state financial aid, Adelphi will automatically refund this amount as required by law. Once all of your financial aid has been applied to your account and a credit balance exists, a refund will be issued within 7-10 business days. If you do not receive your refund within this time-frame, you may request a refund using the “Request a Refund” feature in CLASS.

You must select a disbursement method for any refunds you will receive.

If you decide to withdraw or change your class registration by adding or dropping courses for a specific semester, this could make you ineligible or over-awarded for all or part of your financial aid. If any of the actions listed below are applicable to you, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services to see if there has been or will be an adjustment to your student account:

  • adding courses
  • dropping courses
  • have requested or will be requesting a reduction in your Federal Direct Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, or alternative loan(s).

Refunds are computed as of the date the Registrar is notified of the withdrawal. The date of the request will determine the tuition liability for the semester. Nonattendance in a course does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students will be held responsible for payment of all tuition and fees until an official withdrawal is presented to the Registrar.

Refunds do not depend on the number of class sessions held or attended. Failure to complete payment is not an official withdrawal. A student who is suspended or dismissed or who withdraws when under investigation for misconduct shall not have tuition refunded for the semester in which such action is taken.

All refunds of credit balances must be requested from the Office of Student Financial Services. All students who withdraw from the University prior to the first day of classes will receive a credit for all tuition and fees, less the mandatory withdrawal fee.

Any credit existing from an Alternative Loan as a direct result of a partial (drop) or full withdrawal, where institutional charges have been reduced or eliminated will, in the best interest of the student, be returned to the lender in accordance with University policy.

Refer to the refund schedule down the page

When a student with federal student aid withdraws from college before completing a term, an institution is obligated to calculate the amount of aid the student earned and possibly return those dollars to the federal government.

Adelphi University’s refund policy conforms to the updated version (Section 668.22) of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. In accordance with federal regulations, students who withdraw from the University and have Federal Title IV financial assistance (Federal Direct Loan, Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, or Federal Pell Grant) that has been credited or could have been credited to their account, will be subject to both federal policy regarding the possible return of Title IV funds awarded AND Adelphi University’s policy regarding the possible return of institutional aid awarded. Furthermore, the amount of refundable institutional charges (and/or possible reduction of outstanding balance) will be set by school policy.

The order of return of Title IV funds at Adelphi University is as follows:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans
  • Graduate Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal ACG/SMART Grants
  • Federal SEOG Grants
  • Other Title IV programs

Refund Schedule

All students who are ineligible for assistance under the Federal Title IV programs are subject to the following institutional refund schedule for a traditional 15-week semester including full Summer sessions.

Full/Partial Drop/Withdrawal

School Week Percentage Refunded
Prior to first day of semester  100%
By the end of the first week 90%
By the end of the second week 50%
By the end of the third week 50%
By the end of the fourth week 25%
Thereafter No refund

Other programs

(less than 10 weeks, including Summer I courses and Summer II courses)

School Week Percentage Refunded
Prior to first day of class 100%
End of first week 75%
Thereafter No refund

Intersession and Workshops

(less than three weeks)

School week Percentage refunded
Prior to first day of semester 100%
Thereafter No refund

All University and Technology Fees are non-refundable once the semester begins.

Academic approval is required for a Medical Leave of Absence. For additional information review Requirements for a Medical Leave of Absence.

Students approved for Medical Withdrawal might have a credit posted to their account to be applied toward future semesters. All unused credit will be forfeited after one year of issuance and tuition and fee charges will not be refunded. Students who withdraw from the University for medical reasons will be dropped from all of their courses. Students wishing to return after a Medical Withdrawal must submit medical documentation clearing them for return to the Office of Academic Services and Retention. Adelphi University retains the right to obtain supplemental medical information.

The Residence Hall Agreement is binding from the date of occupancy to the end of the current academic year. The agreement period begins at 10:00 a.m. on the day before the first day of classes and ends 24 hours after the resident’s last exam or 5:00 p.m. on the last day of final examinations, whichever is earlier.  A resident who wishes to be released from the Residence Hall Agreement must submit the appropriate housing cancellation form and pay an early housing cancellation fee of $750. This cancellation fee will be waived only upon written submission of documented reasons that verifiably prevent the student from living on campus (mid-year graduation, official University withdrawal, study abroad, student teaching, military service or official University leave of absence). Residents who wish to appeal the cancellation fee for other verifiable reasons that prevent the resident from living on campus may submit the cancellation appeal form along with appropriate documentation. Any such consideration of an appeal will be made on a case-by-case basis. In addition to paying the $750 cancellation fee, any refund of housing fees for a given semester will be determined according to the University’s standard refund schedule in effect, minus any housing deposit and residence hall activity fees, which are non-refundable. The full Room Refund Policy can be found here.

Contact us if you feel your circumstances warrant further review.

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Refund Disbursement

Find out how to access money that has been refunded to you.

Adelphi University is partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to deliver refunds. BankMobile is committed to:

  • Delivering 100% of your refund
  • Keeping your data secure
  • Allowing you to change your refund preferences at any time
  • Providing you with clear choices
  • Offering great service.

Don’t delay, select a refund preference today to ensure the timely arrival of your funds. 

View Our Contract with BankMobile

Make Your Refund Preference Selection

  1. Go to eCampus and log in with your Adelphi username and password.
  2. Under ‘Find a Service’ click on the “BankMobile” icon.
  3. Click on the BankMobile sign-on in the left menu, then click on “Make your Initial Selection” button to make your refund preference selection.

Your choices include

Deposit to an Existing Account

Money is transferred to an existing account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school. Typically, it takes 1–2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.

Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe Checking Account

If you open a BankMobile Vibe Checking Account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.

The information contained on this site is subject to change without notice.

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