Student Financial Services

 

Additional Institutional Awards

The following 2019-2020 scholarship and grant programs are subject to the terms and conditions outlined for each award.

» 2018-2019 Awards

Enhanced Assistance Grant

The Adelphi Enhanced Assistance Grant will be offered beginning Fall 2018 to qualified full-time undergraduates who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the published priority deadlines, and who have total family incomes from $60,000 up to $125,000 as defined by the FAFSA data. Total family income includes all sources of income, both taxed and untaxed, that is used in the federal calculation of a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

This grant confirms the University’s ongoing commitment to provide financial assistance to new and continuing students and is designed to supplement other grant and/or scholarship awards included in the financial aid package. It is a grant and therefore, does not have to be repaid by the student. Continued eligibility will be determined by the annual FAFSA data (for income thresholds) and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Range of Awards: The award is $3,000 per year and may be combined with other scholarships and/or grant awards not to exceed tuition and fees.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: In addition to filing the FAFSA each year by the recommended priority filing date, students must enroll full-time (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) in a flat rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree and must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0. Renewal of the award is contingent upon meeting the income requirements each year.

Panther Grant

The Adelphi University Panther Grant is offered to newly admitted full-time undergraduates who begin their studies in fall 2016 or thereafter and who demonstrate financial need. This grant does not have to be repaid to the University. Students are automatically considered for a Panther Grant upon Adelphi’s receipt of the valid processed FAFSA. To ensure maximum eligibility, the FAFSA should be submitted by the priority deadline and any additional requested documentation must be submitted in a timely manner. Eligible students will receive a Financial Assistance Plan stating the amount of the award.

Range of awards: The University will offer Panther Grant awards based upon individual financial circumstances.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: In addition to filing the FAFSA each year by the recommended priority filing date, students must be enrolled full-time (a minimum 12 credits) in a flat rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.

Financial Grant

The Adelphi University Financial Grant is offered to full-time undergraduates who began their studies prior to the fall 2016 semester and who demonstrate need. This grant does not have to be repaid to the University. Students are automatically considered for an Adelphi University Financial Grant upon receipt of the valid processed FAFSA. To ensure maximum eligibility, the FAFSA should be submitted by the priority deadline and any requested documentation must be submitted on a timely basis. Eligible students will receive a Financial Assistance Plan stating the amount of the award.

Range of awards: The University will offer University Financial Grants awards based upon individual financial circumstances.

Special provisions and renewal criteria: In addition to filing the FAFSA each year by the recommended priority filing date, students must be enrolled full-time (a minimum 12 credits) in a flat rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.

Panther Academic Success Scholarship

The annual Panther Academic Success Scholarship for undergraduate studies acknowledges the exceptional achievement of undergraduate students who were not eligible for an academic scholarship at the time they were admitted and who have completed at least 30 credits at Adelphi.

Special provisions: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Panther Academic Success Scholarship.

Matching Scholarship Program (Life Lessons Scholarship)

For students who have suffered the loss of a parent or guardian, Adelphi University may match the one-time scholarship amount to any qualified Life Lessons Scholarship recipient who is accepted and enrolls at Adelphi.

Athletic Grants

Adelphi University Athletic Grants are offered to full-time students who demonstrate exceptional ability in the area of athletics. The student’s athletic performance/record is the initial criterion for consideration of this award. Eligible students will receive an Athletic Award letter in addition to a copy of their athletic contract.

Application process: Students must first file an admissions application and are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

Range of awards: Up to full tuition, fees room and board.

Special provisions: Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA each year by the recommended priority filing date. Students must be enrolled full-time (a minimum 12 credits) in a flat rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0, and must not be subject to any disciplinary action.

Donor Awards (Restricted Awards)

These awards are offered to full- and part-time students whose individual profiles coincide with specific donor requirements. Adelphi offers a variety of donor scholarships in a number of academic disciplines and on the basis of other factors established by the donor. Donor Scholarships are competitive, vary in amount and are not automatically renewable.

Application process: A completed FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility. There is no separate application required unless required by the donor.

Range of awards: The University will offer restricted grants and scholarships based upon individual circumstances, donor restrictions and availability of funds.

Special provisions: Eligibility requirements vary with restrictions established by the donor.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a Financial Assistance Plan stating the amount of the award.

For further information: Review the Endowed and Restricted Scholarships and Prizes list in the University Bulletin.

Fred Breithut FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Scholarships

FIRST scholarships are awarded to one full-time incoming first-year student who has participated in the FIRST FRC or FTC programs or who has been a mentor for an FLL team during his or her high school career and at Adelphi are named for Fred Breithut ’49. In 1999, Mr. Breithut brought the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to Long Island.

Application process: Students are encouraged to first file an admissions application and then complete and file the Fred Breithut FIRST Scholarship application no later than January 1, 2019 to ensure maximum eligibility. An essay and letter of recommendation must also accompany the completed scholarship application form.

Special provisions and Renewal Criteria: Students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA each year and must meet the following minimum standards: continued enrollment in full-time study (minimum 12 credits) in a flat-rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree, the student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and the student must have currently participated in a qualified FIRST program.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Scholarship Committee. After filing the FAFSA, a Financial Assistance Plan detailing all financial aid will be mailed to the student.

Adelphi University/Friends of Oheka Otto Kahn Music Award

The Adelphi University/Otto Kahn Music Award is offered to one full-time incoming first-year student who is the recipient of the Otto Kahn Award in Music and who demonstrates exceptional musical talent. Students must declare Music or Music Education as their major and will be required to initially submit a portfolio or audition in this area of concentration.

Application process: Students must first file an admissions application, along with three teacher/instructor recommendations and a completed scholarship application. A FAFSA must be filed as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility. A copy of the Adelphi University/Friends of Oheka Otto Kahn application should be submitted to Adelphi’s Office of University Admissions no later than January 1, 2019 to ensure maximum eligibility.

Range of awards: Award amounts vary and are based upon the individual’s performance or portfolio review, ranging up to $10,000 per year.

Special provisions and Renewal Criteria: Students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA each year by the priority deadline and must meet the following minimum standards: enrollment in full-time study (minimum 12 credits) in a flat-rate tuition program leading to a bachelor’s degree, have a declared major in Music or Music Education, and maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Admissions Committee. After filing the FAFSA and submitting required documents, a Financial Assistance Plan detailing all financial aid will be mailed to the student.

Alumni Award

Children or grandchildren of Adelphi alumni are eligible to receive an award up to $1,000. A student must indicate on their application if a parent or grandparent graduated from Adelphi University in order to receive the award.

Application process: You will be automatically considered upon receipt of your complete admissions application listing a parent or grandparent who has graduated from Adelphi. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than the priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

Special provisions and Renewal Criteria: Refer to the Terms and Conditions for the Adelphi University Alumni Award.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Admission Committee.


Institutional scholarships and grants are applicable to tuition and, in some cases, fees. The University reserves the right to adjust the financial assistance previously awarded when these awards in combination with other sources of assistance exceed the cost of tuition and fees, including BUT not limited to Veterans Affairs educational benefits, external awards and state scholarships and grants.

Undergraduate scholarships and grants are generally awarded for full-time enrollment. The University’s full-time attendance enrollment requirement may be eliminated in cases of qualifying disabilities as deemed appropriate by the Student Access Office. For more information about this waiver of the full-time enrollment requirement, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services. 

Note about non-degree, certificate programs or programs not offered at our main Garden City campus: Please consult with our Office of Student Financial Services about your aid eligibility since this may differ from what is available to students enrolled in programs leading to a degree or those who attend our other locations.

 
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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