Volume 2 | October 2017
Dear Colleagues,

Did you know that nearly 93 percent of our undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid—and 86 percent of them, scholarships and grants? 

With exciting new programs like our Adelphi Enhanced Assistance Grant and our Adelphi Honors Scholarship (read more below), we are always focused on minimizing our students’ out-of-pocket costs while maximizing student outcomes. 

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver customized counseling for each family, as we recognize that no two families are the same. Affordability is top of mind for us—and we want you and your students to know that our team is ready to guide each student through the maze of questions that often accompany financial planning and aid packages.

Tools like the College Scorecard and Financial Aid Shopping Sheet and policy shifts like Early FAFSA all attempt to make transparent the very complex issue of college costs. But even the most advanced of tools cannot replace the one-on-one guidance found within small, personal settings such as the Office of Student Financial Services at Adelphi University. 

Read on and learn more about how Adelphi University supports affordability and student success.

Best,
Kristen Capezza
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Adelphi University
Generous NEW Scholarships at Adelphi
We are excited to announce our two newest awards:

N​EW! Adelphi Honors Scholarship: Adelphi has a new and very generous scholarship for students who are accepted into our highly respected  Honors College . Top students will find an affordable home here with ​tremendous career connections.

​​ NEW! Enhanced Assistance Grant: We're happy to announce our new Adelphi Enhanced Assistance Grant for students nationwide, helping students afford the personalized education offered by Adelphi. This flat-amount grant provides additional ​money to qualified incoming students. ​While New York state's Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards​ have many limitations, Adelphi’s Enhanced Assistance Grant​ is very flexible. Open to students nationwide and without residency requirements upon graduation, our grant supports students on their journey to graduation and career success.

Adelphi awards more than $67 million in scholarships and grants each year to its students. Our scholarships include merit awards, talent awards, athletic awards, special subject awards, Girl Scout and Boy Scout awards and more! And the best part? Not only are they renewable each year, but upon application, students are automatically considered for all scholarships. Read more about our generous scholarships .
Did You Know?
Adelphi’s Cohort Default Rate (CDR) for FY 2014 decreased from 3.5 percent to 3.3 percent while the national CDR for the same period increased from 11.3 percent to 11.5 percent, which means that Adelphi takes student education debt seriously and actively works with borrowers to ensure responsible borrowing.
Important Steps for Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that should be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduates and graduates) to determine eligibility for federal, state and college-sponsored financial aid. Institutional, state and federal need-based aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Students should file their FAFSA online through fafsa.gov as soon as possible after October 1 each year to maximize their financial aid award. Adelphi’s federal school code is  002666 .

Adelphi’s priority filing date is March 1 for new students to receive optimal consideration for all sources of aid. Once completed, new students will receive a Student Aid Report, or SAR, which is a summary of their FAFSA information, and a Financial Aid Award Letter will be sent to your senior listing all sources of financial aid available to them. Your student should expect to receive their letter after December 1. 
Early Action Admissions Deadline
Remember: Adelphi's Non-Binding Early Action Deadline is fast approaching--December 1. Visit adelphi.edu/earlyaction for more information.
Adelphi Scholarships Help Student-Athletes Succeed on the Field, in the Classroom and in Life
Four Adelphi student-athletes discuss the importance and impact scholarships have had on their experience at Adelphi University: Austin Beech , sophomore, men’s basketball; Brenna Martini , senior, softball; Jacqueline Jahelka ’17 , grad student, women’s lacrosse; and Victoria Major , sophomore, track and field.
Spotlight on Adelphi Academics
Interested in bioinformatics? Professor Heyl's class will challenge and inspire your students.
Alexander Heyl, Ph.D. , assistant professor of biology at Adelphi, is researching how plants' signal pathways could allow scientists to make crops more resistant to the effects of climate change, along wi th a myriad o f other life-changing applications. Using just a wet lab and bioinformatics, Dr. Heyl is proving that plants have never held so much promise for the future—and have never been so fascinating. This fall, Dr. Heyl is teaching Botany—for the first time at Adelphi in 10 years—and Biology 111 and Biological Concepts and Methods I. Interested students can sit in on a class with Dr. Heyl and envision their future as a research assistant in the Heyl lab .
Visit Opportunities
FOR YOU:

Professional Development Day
Join us for a professional development panel event,  "LGBTQ+ 101: Everything You Wanted to Know but Didn't Know Who to Ask!"  Take away knowledge that will help you deal more sensitively and effectively when connecting with your students and find out what colleges and universities are doing to support and address LGBTQ+ issues and concerns. Learn to be an effective ally!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus
RSVP by Friday, November 3 , by emailing  kristen@adelphi.edu .

Campus Tours and Panther Information Sessions
Daily customized visits are available. Email  tours@adelphi.edu .

Adelphi Visits You

An Autism-Friendly Performance of Peter and the Starcatcher (Extend the invite to your colleagues and students as well!)
Rick Elice's Tony-winning play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (aka Peter Pan). Working with the experts at Autism Friendly Spaces, this performance is designed for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Olmsted Theatre
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus


FOR YOUR STUDENTS:

Special Events for High School Seniors
Special events are designed to help your seniors explore Adelphi. To register for any of these upcoming events, please visit adelphi.edu/first-year-events .

Fall Open House 
Saturday, October 21 
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus

Art Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, October 21
10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus

  Fall Open House 
Sunday, November 19
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus  

Daily Visit Opportunities for All Students
Daily visits include options of sampling classes, campus tours and Panther information sessions. Students can register at adelphi.edu/visit .

Additional High School Programs for Students, Teachers and Counselors
Engage your high school students with Adelphi's summer and yearlong high school programs. Visit admissions.adelphi.edu/high-school-students . 

Adelphi Transfer Admission Days
Apply, be accepted, and register for classes all in one day. Join us for an upcoming event:

Transfer Admission Day
Tuesday, November 14
12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus

Transfer Admission Day
Thursday, November 16
12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus

Transfer Admission Day
Tuesday, November 21
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus
Meet Our President, Dr. Christine Riordan
Dr. Riordan's Momentum Tour 2017–2018: "Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours" may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year she'll share our personalized approach to higher learning and how it is transforming lives across the nation and the world. Counselors, advisers, principals, students and their families are welcome to attend.
Upcoming October Events:

Thursday, October 19, 2017—St. Louis, Missouri
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
527 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, November 14, 2017—Armonk, New York
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Moderne Barn Restaurant
430 Bedford Road
Armonk, NY 10504
 
Thursday, November 16, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Ventanas
275 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313

To register for any of the above-mentioned events, please email kristen@adelphi.edu .
Making News at Adelphi
First-Place Finish for Car-Free Day
For the second year in a row, Adelphi finished first among Long Island colleges and universities in the fifth annual  Car-Free Day . With 1,144 students, faculty and staff taking the pledge to be car-free or car-light on Friday, September 22, we retained our Bragging Rights Award while supporting sustainable transportation and helping the environment.  

Adelphi Ranked 13th-Safest Campus in New York
The health and safety of our students is one of Adelphi University’s highest priorities. Each year, more than 85,000 crimes are reported on college campuses nationwide, while 93 percent of crimes against students occur off university and college campus property. We are proud that Background Checks.org recently ranked Adelphi the 13th-safest campus in the state of New York . Working together as a community we will continue to ensure a safe environment for everyone at Adelphi University.

Young Alum Is Going Places
Since graduating, Honors College alum  Emily Ladau '13 , editor-in-chief of  Rooted in Rights , has presented at conferences and events, advised nonprofit organizations, gained an online following with her blog, Words I Wheel By , and had her work published in major publications. She also just happens to use a wheelchair. Her latest piece, " Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair ," was published on Wednesday, September 27, in  The New York Times . Despite her travails in the dating world, Ladau concludes that "it feels good to be proud of who I am," and we are proud to count her as one of our success stories.
 
Summer Research Fellow Solves Dam Problems
Victoria Grover '16, who majored in physics, used an Honors Club Summer Research Fellowship —which supplies $500 a week for up to eight weeks for summer research in any field—to study and find solutions for a deteriorating embankment dam on her family’s land in Albany County, New York. Check out other research opportunities that are available. Preference is given to seniors, but first-year students are also eligible. For more information, call  516.877.3800 .

Help Your Students Discover Their Own Personal Journey at Adelphi

Meet and connect with your regional enrollment counselor .
Office of University Admissions | Adelphi University | Tel: 516.877.3050 | Fax: 516.877.3039