Student Financial Services


Complete the FAFSA

Take the first step and apply for financial aid with the FAFSA.

Adelphi’s federal school code is:


Applications can be completed online at, which has online instructions and helpful hints that will guide you through the application.

All students applying for federal and state financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To help you get started, the federal government provides tips and useful links at Here you will find information on topics such as obtaining a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), the documents that you will need to complete the FAFSA, and instructions on using the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval .

Students currently enrolled are required to reapply for financial assistance each academic year. The Renewal FAFSA on the Web is the easiest way to reapply.

For 2018-19 and 2019-20 FAFSA filers, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) has enhancements to ensure the security of your private information. There will be limited information displayed when you view the screens, but if you are confident that the tax return you submitted is correct, this is the best way to complete the FAFSA as quickly as possible and with the fewest errors. Also remember that using the DRT will save time and effort if the student’s record is selected for verification.

To file the FAFSA online, go to  Adelphi’s federal school code is 002666.

Undergraduate New York State residents are encouraged to apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant. Students will be presented with a link to the TAP application when they have completed the FAFSA. Adelphi’s TAP school code is 0010. Information concerning New York State grants and scholarships is available at the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website at Undergraduate students who will be attending part-time and who are NY residents are encouraged to apply for Aid for Part Time Study (APTS).

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

All eligibility criteria including submission of required documents and acceptance into an eligible program of study must be met by the required deadlines. 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.

After you complete the FAFSA

After you submit your FAFSA you will receive an email confirmation from the Federal government which contains a link to your processed Student Aid Report (SAR). You must review this document for accuracy and make any corrections that are necessary. Pay special attention to any comments that are listed.

Generally, our office will receive your completed FAFSA within a few days of the form being processed by the federal government. If you are a new student who has been accepted, or a currently enrolled matriculated student, your application will be reviewed to determine whether additional documentation is required. The federal government requires our office to collect specified documentation and to resolve any conflicting information. If your FAFSA has been selected for federal verification we will request information to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate.

Promptly complete and submit all requested additional information and documentation. A delay in submitting documentation may impact your eligibility for financial assistance.

Application Deadlines

Applications for all financial assistance programs should be made by all students as soon possible after October 1 each year effective with the 2017-2018 academic year (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 semesters). The various state and federal programs have deadlines that extend throughout the academic year. To be considered for any financial assistance, we must receive your valid processed SAR by your last date of enrollment for the academic year. Consult the Office of Student Financial Services for specific dates that may affect applications and deadlines for the various programs.

The entire FAFSA should be completed online at as soon as possible after October 1 each year effective with the 2017-2018 academic year (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 semesters).

FAFSA Priority Deadlines

Continuing Students January 1*
New Freshmen and New Transfer students (Fall) March 1
Spring Admits — New Freshmen and New Transfer November 1

*Please note: The priority deadline for academic years prior to the 2017-2018 academic year was February 15.

To receive priority consideration for Adelphi need-based grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work-Study and Federal 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.

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

For further information, please contact:

Office of Student Financial Services
Levermore Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3080
p – ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f – 516.877.3380
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