Students and parents can request a review of their financial aid package for reevaluation of their expected family contribution only under specific circumstances. For additional details and instructions on submitting a "qualifying" appeal, please select the circumstance below:
Students classified as dependent may petition/appeal to be reclassified as independent based on documented adverse family circumstances.
Please submit the dependency appeal when a situation exists in your family that makes it unreasonable or impossible for you to obtain your parent's income and asset information.
University of Delaware Scholarships are awarded with the provision the student continue to meet the established criteria/guidelines that were defined when the student initially was awarded the scholarship. Scholarship renewal eligibility is reviewed annually after the spring grades have been posted, and renewal is based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria: enrollment status, Grade Point Average (GPA), and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for need-based awards.
Please note that in extenuating circumstances you may be able to appeal the loss of a scholarship by completing the Scholarship Renewal Appeal Form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a Student Financial Aid Advisor at 302-831-2126.
Late payment/installment fees are assessed on all students' accounts with a balance after the billing/installment due date. The late fee charge is $55, and students will be charged these fees each billing statement they continue to have balances due unless they are enrolled in the Installment Plan. Students who enroll in the Installment Plan and miss the installment payment deadlines will be assessed a late installment fee of $25. Please note that a grace period of a few days exists after each statement due date so that we may ensure on-time payments are processed.
Students are responsible for making payments by the deadlines even if the billing notifications are not received. The My Finances site provides up-to-date account activity which can be viewed 24-hours a day. Students can make a payment at any time through their My Finance account or through the Payment Only option. Payment due dates can be found on the SFS Yearly Calendar.
Under certain conditions the University can waive late fees/late installment fees. These conditions would generally include the following:
To request an appeal of any incurred late fees, please complete sections A and B of the Late Fee Waiver Form in its entirety. In Section B, briefly describe your reason for submitting this request to have your fee(s) waived. Please attach appropriate supporting documentation if applicable.
Completed forms can be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or dropped off at the Student Financial Services office and must be returned by the end of the term in which the fee was assessed. The account is the student's responsibility; appeals from third parties will not be considered.