University of Delaware


Newly Admitted students: check out our New Student Info site.

Financial aid packages available for returning students mid-July.

Fall bills will be available mid-July.


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Top Financial Services Questions

Am I eligible for summer 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 Summer 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.

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.

When will I be notified of my financial aid eligibility for the upcoming year?

Notification of a students' financial aid eligibility differs based on whether the student is an admitted freshman, returning, transfer, or graduate student. For specific applications, application dates, and notification dates, click on your population below:

Please click on your population above.
FAFSAFAFSA*Freshmen who have been admitted by March 1st and filed a FAFSA by the February 15th deadline should expect to see their Financial Aid Award Package by mid-March. Freshman who have been admitted by April 1st and filed their FAFSA by the recommended deadline should expect to see their Financial Aid Award Package by mid-April.
FAFSAFAFSA*A limited number of endowed scholarships can be found under "Other UD" here. Application is required and the deadline is June 15th. Notification will be issued by Mid-July.


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.

My Financial aid does not meet my expenses. What are my options?

If your financial aid does not meet your expenses, you may want to consider either a Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) loan or an alternative loan. Federal Direct PLUS loans are federal loans available to parents of dependent students. Alternative loans are non-federal loans offered through a bank or other lending institution. Information about both types of loan programs can be found here.

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Important Announcements

Dates At A Glance

May 26th Last day of Spring term
June 6th Summer Session I first day of classes for 5 week and 71/2 week sessions
June 6th Summer Session I payment due for 5 week and 71/2 week sessions
June 9th Summer I last day to drop with no tuition charge
June 21st New Student Orientation Begins
June 23rd Summer I 5-week session last day for all course changes
July 5th Summer I 71/2 week session last day for all course changes
July 8th Summer I classes end for 5 week session
July 10th Fall charges available on student account
July 11th Summer II first day of classes
July 11th Summer II payment due
July 14th Summer II last day to drop with no tuition charge

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.