Undergraduate tuition and fees at the University of Delaware for the 2017-18 academic year will increase by $330 for Delawareans to $13,160, and by $900 for nonresidents to $33,150.
This year, there are no increases in mandatory fees, which include the student health service fee, the student center fee and the student comprehensive fee. Room and board increases for the coming year are 2 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.
Total cost for undergraduates living on campus — including tuition, mandatory fees, room and board — will be $25,492 for Delawareans, up 2.39 percent, and $45,482 for nonresidents, up 2.63 percent. Campus housing and dining options vary, and the standard housing and dining options, totaling $12,332, are used here.
Graduate tuition rates by program vary and can found here. The base graduate tuition and fees for 2017-18 will increase by 2.9 percent: tuition, up $50 to $1,770, per credit hour; and sustaining fees each semester for master’s students, up $19 to $677, and doctoral students, up $29 to $1,022.
In the 2016-17 academic year, UD students received more than $95 million in grants and scholarships administered by the university, an increase of more than 50 percent increase more than five years ago. The university funded with these scholarships and grants more than 3,400 students from the state of Delaware.
UD is committed to student success, helping Blue Hen undergraduate students graduate in four years and in a fiscally responsible way. During the past year UD has rolled out programs and support functions under the umbrella name of Blue Hen Success. They include:
— Blue Hen Success Collaborative, a new academic advising and student support system that combines predictive analytics, real-time data, consulting and networking to help academic advisers recognize and intervene with students who need extra support.
— Blue Hen Success Grants, a new program that provides grants and financial literacy resources for students, with the goal of boosting retention and graduation rates.
— Experimental Loan Counseling, a new program that helps students navigate their loan borrowing options and make more informed decisions about repayment. UD is one of 51 colleges and universities selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in this pilot program.
For Delaware families with need, the Commitment to Delawareans program meets the full demonstrated financial need and caps student loans at 25 percent of the cost of a four-year degree. That commitment, unique in higher education, was a reason the Give Something Back Foundation donated $3 million to the university in 2015.
For information on approved undergraduate tuition rates, room and board and student fees, visit udel.edu/rates.