International Students

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Exploring Costs and Aid

Educational costs for international students vary based on course or program, and financial aid is limited, as eligibility for U.S. federal financial aid programs is restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

We encourage you to review information on UD's Office of International Students & Scholars website.  Pre-arrival information is available for students interested in attending the University of Delaware.

Costs & Payment Options

Costs

OISS provides a comprehensive explanation of UD's costs for international students.  These costs include the International Service Fee, which supports essential services such as immigration advising, processing of documents, regulatory reporting, and other acculturation programs and resources. Additionally, it covers the cost of maintaining institutional compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and Department of Labor regulations.

Payment Options

OISS offers instructions to set up UD's online student account access, My Finances.  Students can make payments using online credit card information, with a 4.25% convenience fee, or international wire transfers.


 

Funding and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Institutional aid for international undergraduate students is coordinated through the admission process and additional information can be found on the Admissions site.  Generally, educational loan borrowing is limited to creditworthy U.S. citizens or permanent residents; students wishing to explore loan options should contact Student Financial Services for more information.

Graduate Funding

Institutional aid for international graduate/professional students is coordinated through the students' educational programs and additional information can be found on the graduate student site.  Generally, educational loan borrowing is limited to creditworthy U.S. citizens or permanent residents; students wishing to explore loan options should contact Student Financial Services for more information.


Student Health Insurance Requirement

University of Delaware requires that international students carry health insurance, and the fee for the UD Health Plan will be billed directly to the student account.  Students carrying a qualifying insurance plan may waive the UD Plan and its associated costs, but the best option for most international students is to enroll in the UD Plan.