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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information on Financing a University of Delaware Degree
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.