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Financial and Administrative Reference Guide

This guide is intended to assist individual departments to expedite various administrative activities. It is not intended as a summary of all Adelphi University policies.

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What’s New?

March 2020 Revisions

Directory: replace detailed directory with link to online Personnel & Department search

Tuition and Fee Policy: outstanding balance preventing registration increased to $2,000; Monthly Payment Plan now administered by Transact Payments (formerly Higher One); elimination of $75 deferment fee from Employer Payment Deferment section

February 2020 Revisions

Tuition and Fee Policy: Elimination of Two Payment Plan option for Spring 2020

Authorized Signatures Policy: Provides guidelines for approval limits on financial transactions, and for delegating authority during an absence

Directory changes for President’s Office and Provost’s Office

January 2020 Revisions

Directory Changes for various departments

Grants Administration Policy on separate bank accounts and ledger accounts for sponsored grants

New mileage rate implemented by IRS (effective 1/1/20)

October 2019 Revisions

Travel & Expense Tips: Created a one page document addressing common questions surrounding travel and expense reimbursement.



   Financial and Administrative Reference Guide (FARG)

   When to use AP or Purchasing

   Bond Policy Compliance

   Capitalization Policy

   Travel and Expense Tips

The policies and procedures contained in this guide are subject to ongoing review by the Office of Finance and Administration, internal auditor, independent auditors, the President and the Board of Trustees.

These policies have been devised over many years and reflect such reviews and audits. The policies and guidelines contained in this guide can be assured to be current only at the time of publication. The Office of Finance and Administration will provide updates to the guide as necessary. 

For further information, please contact:

Melanie Herschkowitz
Office of Finance and Administration
Levermore Hall, Room 201
p – 516.877.3869
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