Announcements

Spring Monthly Installment Plan payments are due 2/5, 3/5, and 4/5.

Students may now file the 2016-2017 at www.fafsa.ed.gov, using UD's school code (001431).

Prospective Fall 2016 Freshmen check out our New Student Info site.

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  Right to Know
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  Commitment to Delawareans

Top Financial Services Questions

How do I get my 1098T?

You can view and print your 1098T electronically here. As part of the University's global online delivery process, electronic delivery allows you to access your 1098-T earlier and easier. You will be notified by email once we issue the statements and will gain immediate access to your 1098-T detail without mail delivery delay. You will then be able to print this information securely from your own home rather than having it sent via the postal service. In addition, obtaining this tax information online is one small way you can personally help the environment and it is consistent with other institutional student business functions such as admissions, registration, billing, and direct deposit. Click here for more information on the 1098T tax form.

My account is showing a credit balance. When and how do I request a refund?

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.

Can I use my aid for off-campus housing or how is aid affected?

Students receiving financial aid are given a Cost-of-Attendance budget (COA), which includes an allotment for tuition, fees, room and board, and miscellaneous living expenses. This allotment for room and board, which is the same for students living either on or off campus, allows students living in off-campus housing to utilize financial aid to cover the cost.

Financial aid received in excess of billed charges on the student account will create a credit balance, which the student can request as a refund to pay off-campus expenses (e.g., rent, utilities, groceries, etc.). Please note that refunds are not available before the first day of class for each term. Depending on the timing of the lease, you may need to pay some expenses out of pocket until a refund is able to be processed.

Delaware Residents: Funding received through the Commitment to Delawareans grant is calculated on documented need as determined from the FAFSA and the student's COA. If a student is receiving Commitment funding and chooses to move off campus, this will drastically reduce, if not eliminate, the student's eligibility to receive these funds.

When is the best time to file my FAFSA or Free Application For Federal Student Aid?

The University of Delaware awards financial aid on a first-come, first-complete basis, so it is best to apply through the FAFSA as soon after January 1st as possible. Recommended filing dates for undergraduates are as follows: Freshmen should complete the FAFSA by 2/15 prior to the fall of admission; upperclassmen should complete the FAFSA by 4/15 prior to the aid year for which they are applying.

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Important Announcements

Dates At A Glance

  • February 6th - Last day of both Winter terms
  • February 8th - First day of Spring term
  • February 15th - Recommended deadline of FAFSA filing for incoming Fall 2016 freshman
  • February 20th - Admitted Fall 2016 Freshman Decision Day
  • February 22nd - Last day of free drop/add for Spring term
  • March 4th - Third Installment Payment due date for Spring term
  • April 4th - Final Installment Plan due date for Spring term
  • April 4th - Summer Session 2016 registration begins
  • April 9th - Admitted Fall 2016 Freshman Decision Day
  • April 16th - Admitted Fall 2016 Freshman Decision Day
  • April 21st - Fall 2016 registration begins
  • May 26th - Last day of Spring term

Important Changes to Federal Financial Aid for 2015-2016 Academic Year
Effective July 1, 2015, 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 2015-2016. We recommend you review these changes carefully and plan ahead for your educational future.

Other Useful Information

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.