Tuition benefits

The University of Delaware offers a variety of educational assistance programs to meet the needs of our faculty, staff or eligible members of their families.

  • Eligible employees include full-time employees on the active payroll at the end of the late registration period (Free Drop/Add) for the semester in which the tuition remission is granted. This is generally the first two weeks into the semester.
  • The Course Fee Waiver benefit is for the employee’s part-time study at the University of Delaware, but may be transferred to the employee’s eligible spouse and/or dependents.
  • The Tuition Remission Program is available to eligible employees for their spouse and/or dependent child.
  • A spouse must be in a legally recognized marriage or civil union recognized under Delaware law to the employee before the end of the late registration period in which the education benefit is granted.
  • A dependent child is defined as a biological child or a legally adopted child of the employee or spouse (under the age 26), who will be claimed by the employee as an exemption for federal income tax purposes on the employee’s tax return for the year in which the benefit is granted.
  • Tuition Exchange is available to eligible dependent children of full-time employees with at least two or more years of eligible University service as of Oct. 31 of the year in which the TE application is submitted.
  • Cooperative Tuition Exchange is available to full-time employees only.
  • Attend the University of Delaware as a full-time undergraduate student using Tuition Remission
  • Attend Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) as a full-time student in a degree-granting program using the DTCC Tuition Waiver Exchange program
  • Attend the University of Delaware as a part-time student using a Course Fee Waiver
  • Attend a participating school as a full-time undergraduate student using the Tuition Exchange program
  • Attend the University of Delaware as a full-time undergraduate student using Tuition Remission
  • Attend Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) as a full-time student in a degree-granting program using the DTCC Tuition Waiver Exchange program
  • Attend the University of Delaware as a part-time student using a Course Fee Waiver

Tuition Differential Charge

Faculty and staff who take advantage of the tuition remission program for spouses and dependents will not be made to pay the differential charge being implemented beginning with the 2018-19 academic year for students in the College of Engineering, the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics and the School of Nursing. Contrary to initial information that was shared, the differential will appear on tuition statements as a credit.