SFS Announcements

You can find important updates and announcements below.  Information is updated periodically, so be sure to check back.


Advising Updates

Out of an abundance of caution and care for our students, Student Financial Services will be closed for walk-ins until further notice.  We encourage you to submit any questions you may have through askSFS, our online contact form.  SFS Advisors will be responding as quickly as able to your inquiries.

Please continue to review UD's coronavirus site for important updates.

Billing Timeline for 2020 Fall Semester

The following billing/payment schedule reflects updates for Fall 2020.  Note the undergaduate August billing notification results in a revised installment plan of three monthly payments for families who elect to participate in the plan.


Notification Sent
Full Payment or
1st Installment Due

Installment Due

Final Payment Due


August 10
September 1 October 1
November 1


August 14 September 1
October 1
November 1

Apply for Financial Aid

U.S. citizens/permanent resident students interested in applying for financial aid for academic year 2020-2021 should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid using UD's school code of 001431.

Student Health Insurance

Full-time undergraduate, non-contracted full-time graduate, contracted graduate, and international students are required to have health insurance, and UD provides a student plan into which they can be enrolled automatically.

Health insurance charges are billed to the student account, but can be waived by students newly entering UD in the Fall Semester who have equivalent coverage through an existing health insurance plan.

Visit University Health Plans to waive the UD Health Plan or to enroll.  Waiver deadline:  September 15.

CARES Act Reporting Information

30 Day Reporting Requirement

On April 22, 2020, the University of Delaware signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education (ED) to receive CARES funding and intends to use at least 50% of the CARES Act funds received for emergency grants to UD students.

The University of Delaware received $6,087,405 in CARES Act funding from ED for emergency grant distribution to eligible students.

The total amount of emergency grants distributed to students as of May 18, 2020, was $2,496,897, to 5,220 students.  All told, $5,940,300 was made accessible to 13,493 eligible students (the number of UD Title IV eligible students under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act).  For students who have not completed the process required to determine Title IV eligibility or have higher expenses than the amount of the official CARES emergency grant, SFS is working closely with the Office of the Dean of Students to provide additional assistance until funding has been depleted.

The method used to determine which students received the emergency grants and how much they received was based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) according to the following table.

  EFC Estimated Grant Amount
  up to $6,000 $800
  $6,001 - $20,000 $500
  $20,001 - $50,000 $300
  $50,001+ $150

Eligible students were notified via email to the student (on May 11, 2020) and to the parent/guardian on record (on May 13, 2020) of the emergency grant assistance available.  The communication advised students to refer to their student accounts for grant award amounts and to request the funds be sent to them either via direct deposit or check to their current address.

Students were informed these funds cannot remain on the student account to reduce balances due to the University.  The University also required students to certify their eligibility for the grant funds by listing the amount of eligible COVID-19-related expenses the grant would offset.  Examples provided to the students to assist in determining cost-of-attendance-related expenses resulting from COVID-19 included food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, and transportation from campus to home.  Students were able to request grant refunds to the lesser of the amount of the grant on their student account or the amount of eligible expenses certified.

45 Day Reporting Requirement

As of June 17, 2020, UD had 10,318 students receive $4,631,667 of the $6,087,405 in CARES Grant Emergency funding awarded to them.

90 Day Reporting Requirement

As of July 23, 2020, UD had 10,633 students receive $4,722,006 of the $6,087,405 in CARES Grant Emergency funding awarded to them.  Students who have not yet requested an emergency grant may do so by submitting a request to askSFS, including the expenses and amount requested.  (Note:  Approved grant amounts may differ from the amount requested and will be based on funds available and the original grant eligibility, determined by EFC.)

Below is a list of eligible expenses. Documentation may be required for requested expenses.

Basic Expenses
  • Food
  • Housing (e.g., rent)
  • Moving expenses (e.g., storage)
Education-related Expenses
  • Technology for online classes
  • Transportation (e.g., unanticipated travel costs)
  • Child care
Health Expenses
  • Student's COVID-related healthcare and medical expenses

120 Day Reporting Requirement

As of September 11, 2020, UD had awarded $5,875,920 of the $6,087,405 in CARES Grant Emergency Funds.  Of the amount awarded, 10,516 students have received funds totalling $5,465,025.  The latest round of CARES Grant awards included $500 CARES Grant funds for students eligible for the federal Pell Grant, or those with Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) from the FAFSA of $6,000 or less, who were enrolled in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.  In addition, students who did not request their spring allocations of $150-$800 were offered their initial spring amounts.

Any remaining funds after October 1 will be reallocated based on levels from spring.

150 Day Reporting Requirement

As of October 13, 20200, a total of 10,558 students have received $5,645,424 in CARES funding.