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Student Financial Services

 

Federal Assistance

Eligibility for specific Federal grants are outlined below.

Students must meet standards of satisfactory academic progress (PDF) to receive financial assistance. The detailed information regarding these standards will accompany your Financial Assistance Plan (Award Letter).

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and who demonstrate financial need.

Application process: Eligibility is determined upon Adelphi’s receipt of your processed FAFSA and is based upon the federally-calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students should complete and file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1

Range of awards: For the 2020-2021 academic year the Federal Pell Grant ranges from a minimum of $639 per year to a maximum of $6,345 per year.

Eligibility: Eligibility for the Federal Pell grant is calculated using the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that is calculated by the federal government when you file your FAFSA. The EFC is calculated according to a formula that is established by law. Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.

The Higher Education Act (HEA) limits the lifetime eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant to 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent of 600 percent. This information is available on your SAR.

Transfer students who have received Federal Pell Grant from another institution during the same award year will have their award calculated based upon the percentage of Pell that was used at the prior institution. Federal regulations require that we request, through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), updated information about any current year disbursements, so that your award is accurate and does not exceed any federally mandated maximums.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program provides grants to students who demonstrate an exceptional financial need to help meet the costs of their post-secondary education. Students must be eligible for the federal Pell Grant before the FSEOG can be awarded. Awards are generally granted to those students with the lowest EFC.

Application process: Eligibility is determined upon Adelphi’s receipt of your processed FAFSA. Students should complete and file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 to ensure maximum eligibility.Priority deadlines apply.

Range of awards: $100 to $4,000. Each participating school receives a certain amount of FSEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Once the full amount of the school’s FSEOG funds has been awarded to students, no more FSEOG awards can be made for that year.

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need. Federal Work-Study is an employment program. Jobs are posted in the Center for Career and Professional Development. Students participating in the FWS program will be paid an hourly rate and will receive biweekly paychecks for their hours worked. FWS does not get deducted from a student’s bill. Student work schedules cannot conflict with class schedules. Positions are limited and are not guaranteed. The FWS Program also offers an excellent opportunity for students seeking community service positions as reading tutors for pre-school and elementary students through grade 8. Through the America Reads/America Counts program, Adelphi students can participate in community-based tutoring activities with local public schools. To encourage Adelphi students to participate in these tutoring projects Adelphi offers free van transportation to most tutoring assignments. If you are a local public school representative and want to have your district considered becoming one of our partners in the America Reads/America Counts program, or if you are an eligible Adelphi Federal Work Study student looking to be a tutor we invite you to contact us at areads@adelphi.edu or by telephone at 516.877.3130 for more information. In addition to these tutoring opportunities other community service positions at Adelphi include those which educate or train the public about emergency preparedness, and certain social work field placement positions.

Application process: Eligibility is determined upon Adelphi’s receipt of your processed FAFSA. Students should complete and file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 to ensure maximum eligibility.

Range of awards: The University will offer FWS to students based upon demonstrated need and availability of funds.

For further information: Contact the Center for Career and Professional Development at Adelphi University at 516.877.3130.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

Beginning with the 2018-19 award year, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a re­sult of active service in the line of duty as a Public Safety Officer shall receive the maximum Pell Grant if the student was less than 24 years old when the parent or guardian died, or was enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.

For purposes of this scholarship, a public safety officer is:

  • As defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b); or
  • A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned special event.

For further information: View the United States Department of Education’s announcement.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is provided to certain students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11. The award is provided to students who are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant on the basis of their EFC and who meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements.

Application process: Eligibility is determined upon Adelphi’s receipt of your processed FAFSA. Students should complete and file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 to ensure maximum eligibility.

Range of awards: The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year.

Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant

The purpose of the Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant is to provide supplemental financial assistance to the eligible American Indian/Alaska Native scholar entering college seeking a baccalaureate degree. Eligible students should obtain a Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant application from the education office of the tribe with which you are affiliated or are a member. For additional information please visit the Bureau of Indian Education.


A one-time waiver may be granted to the recipient of federal financial assistance who fails to make satisfactory academic progress. The student must initiate the request for the waiver through the Office of Academic Services and Retention and must be able to document one of three reasons for the request (i.e death in the student’s family, serious illness of the student or other mitigating circumstances beyond the student’s control). Approval of the waiver is not automatic. After a careful review of the documentation, the student will be notified in writing if the one-time waiver will be granted.

 
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
e – financialservices@adelphi.edu

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