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Tuition for 2017-18 set

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UD announces tuition, fees for upcoming academic year

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 amount that is more than double what was administered five years ago (2011-12). The University funded with these scholarships and grants more than 3,400 students from the state of Delaware.

“Academic excellence and access are top priorities for us as a University,” Provost Domenico Grasso said. “We are committed to controlling costs and assisting our students with the financial and scholarship support they need to complete the degrees that will lead them to successful careers in Delaware and beyond.”

Blue Hen Success

UD is committed to student success, helping Blue Hen undergraduate students graduate in four years and in a fiscally responsible way.  Over the past year UD has rolled out several 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.

A “best value”

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 major reason the Give Something Back Foundation donated $3 million to UD in 2015. Those funds will provide up to 150 of the most-needy Delaware students with the opportunity to graduate from the University debt-free.

The University of Delaware has long been recognized for its combination of academic distinction and affordable cost. Earlier this year, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine once again included UD in its list of 100 best values in public colleges. The Princeton Review featured the University in its book Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for your Tuition Buck. And, Money magazine ranked UD 54th on its best colleges list, based on a combination of educational quality, affordability and alumni success. Bachelor’s degree graduates of UD’s Class of 2016 reported a median starting salary of $50,000, an amount that was above the national median.

For more details on approved undergraduate tuition rates, room and board and student fees, visit www.udel.edu/rates. Undergraduate students will be notified in the coming week when their official billing and financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year is made available. Graduate students will be notified of their updated information by the end of July and can view updated rates by program here. For additional information, visit www.udel.edu/sfs.   


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