Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. Federal regulations require the University to establish and apply standards to monitor a student's academic progress toward completion of that student's selected degree program. Academic progress includes a student's matriculation status, grade point average, pace of completed coursework, and a maximum completion timeframe.
If you are registered for at least 6 credit hours, you may be eligible to receive federal financial aid. After you have registered for Summer 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.
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.
Notification of a students' financial aid eligibility differs based on whether the student is an admitted freshman, returning, transfer, or graduate student. For specific applications, application dates, and notification dates, click on your population below:
If your financial aid does not meet your expenses, you may want to consider either a Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) loan or an alternative loan. Federal Direct PLUS loans are federal loans available to parents of dependent students. Alternative loans are non-federal loans offered through a bank or other lending institution. Information about both types of loan programs can be found here.
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2016-2017 Fall Billing and Due Date Schedule
|Bills and Financial Aid
|Graduate and PCS||by 7/31/2016||9/1/2016|
|*Pay balance in full, pay installment amount or report additional credits that are pending to ensure financially cleared|
Dates At A Glance
|July 11th||Summer II first day of classes|
|July 11th||Summer II payment due|
|July 14th||Summer II last day to drop with no tuition charge|
|August 1st||Fall semester fee payment deadline for undergraduates|
|On or about August 30th||Financial Aid disbursed into qualifying student accounts|
|August 30th||Fall classes begin at 8:00 a.m.|
|August 31st||Fall semester fee payment deadline for graduate and PCS students|
|September 13th||Last Day to drop fall semester classes with no tuition charged|
|September 15th||Last day to waive UD student health insurance.|
Important Changes to Federal Financial Aid for 2016-2017 Academic Year
Effective July 1, 2016, 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 2016-2017. We recommend you review these changes carefully and plan ahead for your educational future.
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.
Federal Loan Exit Counseling:
Students who will not be registered at least half-time in the fall and who have borrowed federal educational loans are required to complete a process known as Exit Counseling. Students can complete this process at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ and may contact the Federal Direct Loans group (800-848-0979) with any questions.