Putting Delawareans First
Commitment to Delawareans
The University of Delaware is committed to providing an affordable, top-quality education to the residents of our state. Historically, around 90% of Delawareans who apply are admitted to UD, with approximately 65% gaining a place on our main campus and approximately 25% admitted to the University’s Associate in Arts Program.
Delawareans who apply for admission by the deadline of January 15, can be confident they will never compete with non-Delawareans for spaces at the University.
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Success at UD
UD students are more likely to graduate in four years—and with less student debt. That’s why we’re rated a “best value” year over year.
Set a career path and build professional connections in preparation for life after graduation by working with the Career Services Center at UD. Six months after graduation, 95% of our students are employed or pursuing further education.
Delaware first. These words embody a commitment we take very seriously at UD. As Delaware's flagship university, this is a commitment to the residents of our state to provide an affordable, top-quality education. Delawareans who apply for admission by the deadline of January 15 can be confident they will never compete with non-Delawareans for spaces at the University.
Test-Optional Admissions Policy
A new pilot program will give Delaware residents the ability to choose whether or not to submit their SAT/ACT scores as a part of their admission application.
We encourage all students to take the SAT/ACT seriously and do their best. The College Board's entire suite of assessments, along with free test prep from Khan Academy, is a valuable tool to improve college readiness.
First in Financial Accessibility
Our aim is to make a UD education affordable to all qualified* residents of our state. We pledge to ensure financial aid is available to meet the full demonstrated financial need — up to the cost of in-state tuition, fees, a stipend for books, and on-campus room and board — of all Delawareans who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline. Understanding how important it is to leave college with as little debt as possible, our goal is that no student will have loans in excess of 25% of the cost of a 4-year education.
This means a qualified student can attend the University with the assurance that their family will not be asked to contribute more than their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. While students are asked to invest in their education by borrowing 25% of costs in loans each year (or pay if they decline to borrow). Our goal is to ensure that students graduate with debt that is manageable and the earning potential from their bachelor's degree far outweighs, over time, what they are responsible to pay back. The University commits grants and scholarships that will be made available to cover their remaining financial need.
*Students admitted as first-time freshman qualify for On-Campus Grant.
Associate in Arts Program
The University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program (AAP) offers Delaware students a two-year path to an associate’s degree with an option to continue to a bachelor's degree program.
The program is on Delaware Tech campuses in Georgetown, Dover, and Wilmington. It offers only University of Delaware courses – the same courses taught on the Newark campus – taught exclusively by University of Delaware faculty.
The Associate in Arts courses simultaneously fulfill the core requirements for majors leading to the bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts students enjoy an uninterrupted transition from the associate degree program to a bachelor degree program. Most students relocate to Newark for their junior year to complete their University of Delaware four-year degree.
Dual Enrollment Program: Associate in Arts Program and the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing
Beebe Healthcare's Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and the University of Delaware have partnered in a new program designed to provide an educational pathway for nursing students in Sussex County through UD's Associate in Arts Program (AAP) at their Georgetown Campus.
Beginning fall 2017, students will dually enroll in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and in the UD Associate in Arts Program (AAP). They will earn both a Diploma in Nursing and an Associate in Arts degree. After successful completion of the Diploma program, students can work as a registered nurse while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Tuition and Fees for Delaware Residents
Find out what it could cost you to attend UD. For an individualized estimate of the financial aid you may expect from the University, fill out the Net Price Calculator.
2016-2017 Direct Expenses (Fall and Spring Semesters*)
|Room (Standard Double)||$7,316|
|Health Service Fee||$454|
|Comprehensive Student Fee||$598|
|Student Center Fee||$238|
* New rates are released every July. See www.udel.edu/rates for the most up-to-date costs. Optional winter & summer sessions are charged separately.
† Actual rates for room vary owing to different housing arrangements. Amount shown is standard rate for first-year double room.
2016-2017 Direct Expenses (Fall and Spring Semesters*)
|Technology Support Fee||$216|
|Student Service Fee||$40|
* New rates are released every July. See www.udel.edu/rates for the most up-to-date costs.
Meet Your Admissions Counselor
Our admissions counselors are ready to answer your questions.
|New Castle County High School||UD Admissions Counselor|
|Alexis I Du Pont High School||Eliana Waite|
|Appoquinomink High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Aquinas Academy||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Archmere Academy||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Brandywine High School||Eliana Waite|
|Cab Calloway School of the Arts High School||Dr. Zander|
|Caravel Academy||Eliana Waite|
|Charter School of Wilmington||Eliana Waite|
|Christiana High School||Eliana Waite|
|Concord Christian Academy||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Concord High School||Eliana Waite|
|Conrad Schools of Science||Eliana Waite|
|Delaware Military Academy||Eliana Waite|
|Delcastle Tech High School||Eliana Waite|
|Duncan Road Academy||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Fairwinds Christian School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Glasgow High School||Eliana Waite|
|Hodgson Voc Tech High School||Eliana Waite|
|Howard High School Technology||Eliana Waite|
|James H Groves Adult HS||Eliana Waite|
|John Dickinson High School||Eliana Waite|
|Layton Prep||Eliana Waite|
|Middletown High School||Alejandra McFern|
|MOT Charter||Alejandra McFern|
|Mount Pleasant High School||Eliana Waite|
|New School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Newark Charter School||Dr. Zander|
|Newark High School||Eliana Waite|
|Padua Academy||Lisa Prescott|
|Positive Outcome Charter School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Red Lion Christian Academy||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Salesianum School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Sanford School||Kelly Ball|
|Sarah Pyle Academy for Academic Intensity||Eliana Waite|
|St. Andrew's School||Kelly Ball|
|St. Elizabeth High School||Amanda Gearhart|
|St. Marks High School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|St. Georges Technical High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Tall Oaks Classical School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|The Tatnall School||Kelly Ball|
|Thomas McKean High School||Eliana Waite|
|Tower Hill School||Kelly Ball|
|Towle Institute||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Ursuline Academy||Lisa Prescott|
|William Penn High School||Eliana Waite|
|Wilmington Christian School||Jaclyn Tatnall|
|Wilmington Friends School||Kelly Ball|
|Kent County High School||UD Admissions Counselor|
|Caesar Rodney Sr High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Calvary Christian Academy||Alejandra McFern|
|Capitol Baptist School||Alejandra McFern|
|Central Christian School||Alejandra McFern|
|Dover Senior High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Lake Forest High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Polytech HS Kent County||Alejandra McFern|
|Smyrna High School||Alejandra McFern|
|St. Thomas More Academy||Alejandra McFern|
|Sussex County High School||UD Admissions Counselor|
|Cape Henlopen High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Delmar Junior-Senior High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Delmarva Christian High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Greenwood Mennonite School||Alejandra McFern|
|Indian River High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Laurel Senior High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Milford First Baptist Christian School||Alejandra McFern|
|Milford Senior High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Seaford Christian Academy||Alejandra McFern|
|Seaford Senior High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Sussex Central Senior High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Sussex Technical High School||Alejandra McFern|
|Woodbridge High School||Alejandra McFern|
“Over 60” Tuition-Free Degree Program
At the University of Delaware, we believe learning is for everyone. The “Over 60” program encourages adult students to continue their studies without the burden of tuition.