Winter/Spring terms are currently in their open enrollment period, and students may enroll through the drop add of each term.

Payment in full for the Spring term, of the First installment payment, is due on 1/4/2016. Those enrolled in Winter, but not Spring, do not have an installment option.

Winter and Spring bills will be posted mid-December, with a 1/4/16 due date.


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Top Financial Services Questions

Am I eligible for Winter Session financial aid?

If you are registered for at least 6 credit hours, you may be eligible to receive federal financial aid. After you have registered for Winter session, go to to check your aid eligibility. Complete the contact form and we will review your information. You will be notified by email of any aid eligibility.

What if I'm not living on campus for Winter?

If a student is living on campus for the academic year, but not for the Winter, it is required to inform Residence Life. To do that, the student may request to cancel Winter Session housing by completing the Request for Release in the My Housing portal. Select the "Winter 2016; Not living on campus" option. Failure to do so may result in a charge of a mandatory dining plan. If you've been assessed the mandatory dining plan charge, then opted out of Housing, please allow up to 48 hours for a credit to be issued.

When will my aid for Winter term disburse?

The anticipated aid disbursement date for the Winter sessions is one day after the free drop/add period of the term. Once aid is disbursed, the student can log into UDSIS and request a refund by clicking on "Request a Refund", located under their schedule, and follow the prompts. To confirm drop/add dates for the term, please review the "Dates at a Glance" section of the website.

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.

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Important Announcements

Dates At A Glance

  • November 26th & 27th - Thanksgiving Break (University Closed)
  • December 11th - Last Day of Fall 2015 Classes
  • Mid-December - Spring bills posted
  • December 19th - Last Day of Fall 2015 Semester
  • December 24th through January 1st - Holiday Break (University Closed)
  • January 4th - Winter/Spring payment in full, or First Installment Due Date
  • - First day of Winter term (5 week)
  • January 7th - Last day of Winter term free drop/add (5 week)
  • January 11th - First day of Winter term (4 week)
  • January 14th - Last day of Winter term free drop/add (4 week)
  • January 18th - Last day to process documents for Verification completion for non-returning students
  • February 4th - Second Installment Payment due for Spring term
  • 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 22nd - Last day of free drop/add for Spring term

Perkins Loan for 2015-2016 Academic Year
If you have been offered a Federal Perkins Loan for the 2015-2016 school year, the loan must be finalized and the fall portion disbursed to your student account by September 30, 2015. No Perkins Loans will be awarded and no loan disbursements will be made after this date.

An email has been issued from Student Financial Services if you have steps to complete to finalize your Perkins Loan. Be sure to carefully read and complete all steps listed in the email by the stated deadline, September 21, 2015, in order to avoid cancellation of the loan. You can check the status of your Perkins Loan and determine if the loan is finalized by logging in to UDSIS or My Finances and reviewing checklist items under your To Do List.

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 and may contact the Federal Direct Loans group (800-848-0979) with any questions.