University of Delaware


Freshman award notices will be available through My Blue Hen Home by mid-February.

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all sources of aid.

Student Financial Services


Congratulations to our newly admitted students!

Commitment to Delawareans Right to Know New Student Orientation First Year Experience

Welcome and Overview

At Student Financial Services we are committed to helping students and their families take a holistic look at financing their UD education. Our goal is to provide transparent information on the expected costs and financial aid so you can make the best decision for your family. We understand the financial commitment is an essential part of any decision to invest in the valuable education and experience UD will provide.

Admission Timeline and Key Dates

Apply for Admission

January 15 or earlier: student submits application for admission (apps received by 1/15 will be considered for merit scholarships)

Get Admitted

8 - 12 weeks later after completed admissions app: Students notified of admission decision

Explore Financial Aid

1 - 2 weeks after admission notification: Students notified of merit scholarships

October 1 - January 15 (recommended): Student submits Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for early award notification

Mid-February: Estimated full aid award notification for students who complete the FAFSA

Visit Us

Decision Days:

  • February 24th
  • April 14th
  • April 21st

Make Your Decision

  • May 1: Admission deposits due

Top Questions

How much will it cost to attend the University of Delaware?

Each year tuition, housing, dining, and fees are approved in early July for the upcoming academic year that begins in late August/early September with the fall semester and ends the following summer session in August. While we cannot provide official costs in advance, we will provide an estimate for the entering class starting late January when we mail out our financial aid packets. Costs for current year undergraduate students and Associate in Arts students can be found at those links.

What types of financial aid are available?

The University awards both merit scholarships and need-based grants. Students may also be eligible for federal or state grants, federal or private educational loans, and work-study. See the Financial Aid section for more information about these sources of financial assistance.

When are payments due?

For undergraduate students, the fall semester is due August 1 and spring is due at the start of January. For special sessions (winter and summer) payment is due the first day of classes.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. For undergraduate students in the fall and spring semesters, an installment payment plan may be selected. The installment plan allows families to spread their payment out over four months each term (August to November for the fall semester and January to April for the spring semester).A $50 fee per semester is charged for selecting the installment payment plan.

Other questions?

Please click for answers to additional questions.

Important Resources

2018-2019 Presentations providing Information on Financing a University of Delaware degree


Delaware Residents

My Blue Hen Home - Provides important information on admission, financing and awards, visiting campus, majors, and activities, along with a checklist to help you navigate the admission process.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - This is the only form you need to submit to be considered for need-based financial aid, including grants and student loans. UD's school code is 001431.

New Student Info - Use the tabs at the top of this page to explore other types of financial aid that may be available to you. Have questions? Click on 4YOU for answers or to send us a question online.