University of Delaware


Winter and Spring payments are both due Jan. 3 for undergrads and start of classes for Grads and CE.

Winter Session financial aid information can be found here.

Holiday Break: SFS will close 5 p.m. on 12/22/17 and reopen 8 a.m. on 1/2/2018.


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Top Financial Services Questions

How do I get Financial aid for Winter?

If you are registered for at least 6 credit hours, you may be eligible to receive federal financial aid. After you have registered for Winter session, go to to check your aid eligibility. Complete the contact form and we will review your information. You will be notified by email of any aid eligibility.

How do I get financial aid for study abroad?

Students studying through the University of Delaware travel studies programs are automatically considered for scholarships through the Institute of Global Studies. If the study program is during the winter, loans though the federal government or alternative lenders may be available. If the program is during the primary semesters--fall and spring--current financial aid would apply. Students studying through other institutions should consider a Consortium Agreement.

My account is showing a credit balance. How do I request a refund?

For students with a credit balance on the student account (credit balances show in parentheses), refunds can be processed starting on or about the first day of classes. Funds showing as "pending" aid can not be refunded. To request a refund, the student must log into UDSIS and select "Request a Refund" under the "Finances" heading. The link is a web form the student must complete. Simply follow the instructions. Refunds are processed either through direct deposit (quickest method) or by check. If you have a question regarding your refund request, and the 10-14 day processing period has passed, please submit your ReqID.

I have ISIR Verification. When will my aid pay into my student account?

Pending federal and need-based financial aid is typically released within 2 weeks from when Verification is completed. Also note that cases are reviewed in the order they are received, and processing may be delayed if we determine more information is required to complete the review. Overall processing time unfortunately cannot be guaranteed as a result of this.

When is the best time to file my FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid?

The University of Delaware awards financial aid on a first-come, first-complete basis, so it is best to apply through the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible for the next academic year starting in August/September. Recommended filing dates for undergraduates are as follows: Freshmen should complete the FAFSA by 1/15 prior to the fall of admission; upperclassmen should complete the FAFSA by 4/15 prior to the aid year for which they are applying.

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Important Announcements

Billing and Due Date Schedule

  Bills Communicated Due Dates*
2018 Winter All Students Mid-November; or within 24 hours of registering January 3, 2018
2018 Spring Undergraduate Mid-December January 3, 2018
Graduate & PCS Mid-January First day of classes
*Pay balance in full or through installment payment plan, available on My Finances when you pay the bill. To ensure your account is financially clear: report additional credits that are not showing in the system but will help pay your bill

Important Changes to Federal Financial Aid for 2017-2018 Academic Year
Effective July 1, 2017, there will be changes to financial aid programs due to changes in federal regulations that may affect you. Click here for a summary of changes for 2017-2018. We recommend you review these changes carefully and plan ahead for your educational future.

Other Useful Information

Information and Resources
Student Financial Services is pleased to provide the following resources for our students. Below you can find presentations and handouts regarding financing a UD education. You can also find information on using My Finances, the University's self-service site for your student account.

Additional Tutorials

Federal Loan Exit Counseling:
Students who are not registered at least half-time in the fall or spring, and who have borrowed federal educational loans, are required to complete a process known as Exit Counseling. Students can complete this process at and may contact the Federal Direct Loans group (800-848-0979) with any questions.

SFS Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.