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Winter & Summer Sessions

Since Winter Session and Summer Session attendance is optional, educational costs are assessed and financial aid is awarded separately from the standard Fall/Spring academic terms.

Winter & Summer Session Costs

2021 Undergraduate Winter Session

Session Costs

DE Resident

Non-Resident

Cost Per Credit Hour

$530

$1,423

5-7 Credits

$2,385

$6,404

Mandatory Fees

$157

$157

Students who take UD-Online Distance Learning classes outside of Delaware can, under certain circumstances, qualify for a lower Nonresident Site Tuition rate.

Some students enrolled in 2020 Fall Semester will be eligible for free credits in 2021 Winter or Summer Sessions.  Find additional information on our Special Sessions page.

Students in the Associate in Arts Program taking classes at one of the AAP Academic Centers will be charged tuition for those classes at the prevailing AAP rates.  When taking classes on the Newark campus, AAP students will be charged the usual undergraduate rates shown in table above.

Additional information on tuition rates and fees, including part-time tuition, special sessions costs, and a breakdown of mandatory (and related) fees, can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

2020-2021 Graduate Winter & Summer Sessions

Cost Per Credit Hour

$1,898

The University of Delaware published tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2020-21 is $1898 per credit hour.  UD Deans may offer adjustments to the tuition rate in specific programs which may reduce the per-credit costs.

Additional information on tuition rates and fees can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

2021 Undergraduate Summer Sessions

Session Costs

DE Resident

Non-Resident

Cost Per Credit Hour

$530

$1,423

5-7 Credits

$2,385

$6,404

Mandatory Fees

$95

$95

Additional information on tuition rates and fees, including part-time tuition, special sessions costs, and a breakdown of mandatory (and related) fees, can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


 

Winter & Summer Session Financial Aid

  Type of Aid

  Requirements

  How to Apply

Federal Direct Loan (Student)

- At least half-time enrollment:
     Undergraduate:  >6 credits in a single session
     Graduate:  >4.5 credits in a single session
- Remaining loan eligibility after Fall/Spring Semester awarding
- Must be repaid

Submit the Special Sessions Financial Aid Request after registering for classes to inquire about this option.  Also requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.

PLUS Loan (Graduate Student or Parent)

- At least half-time enrollment:
     Undergraduate:  >6 credits in a single session
     Graduate:  >4.5 credits in a single session
- Credit check requirements
- Must be repaid

Borrowers must complete the PLUS application.  Also requires completion of the FAFSA for the current academic year.

Alternative Loans (Student, Possibly with Cosigner)

- Enrollment in a special session course
- Credit check requirements (may require a credit-worthy cosigner)
- Must be repaid

Information on various alternative lender options, including links to loan applications, can be found at FASTChoice.
NJ residents are encouraged to also look at NJ Class Loan options.

Federal Pell Grant (Undergraduate Student)

- Enrollment in at least 3 credit hours in Winter / enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in Summer
- Remaining Pell Grant Eligibility from academic year (Fall/Spring Semesters)

Students who have completed the FAFSA can request an eligibility review at askSFS.


 

Floating Credit FAQs

How do I access the "free" credits for Winter and Summer?

Free, or floating, credits allow a student to take courses at reduced or no tuition cost during 2021 Winter and/or Summer Sessions.  The maximum number of course credits spread across the Fall 2020 Semester and Winter/Summer 2021 Sessions covered by this provision is 18.  Examples follow.

  • A student taking 12 credits in the Fall 2020 Semester will have 6 credit hours left to use in 2021 Winter or Summer.
  • A student taking 13 credits in the Fall 2020 Semester will have 5 credits left to use.
  • 14 Fall 2020 credits leaves 4 floating credits, and so on.

 

What charges do the floating credits cover?

Floating credits cover tuition only.  2021 Winter/Summer Session mandatory fees and other related fees are the responsibility of the student.

 

How do floating credits relate to actual tuition charges given the special session maximum tuition rate?

Available floating credits from 2020 Fall will be applied to actual course enrollment in 2021 Winter/Summer.  A student who registers for 6 credit hours in Winter and has 6 available floating credits will not carry any floating credits into Summer.

 

Who is eligible to receive free credit hours for the 2021 Winter and Summer Sessions?

Undergraduate students taking at least 12 credits in the 2020 Fall Semester will be eligible to take up to 6 credits this academic year during the Winter and/or Summer Sessions at no additional tuition charge.

 

Can I take advantage of the free credits if I enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours in the 2020 Fall Semester due to academic or personal reasons?

Undergraduate students must have enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the 2020 Fall Semester to be eligible for floating credits.  Exceptions will only be made for students with whom Disability Support Services has worked to determine a full-time credit load at fewer than 12 credit hours per term.  Students in this category who do not see floating credits applied to their accounts should contact Student Financial Services.

 

I'm an undergraduate student in the Associate in Arts Program.  Am I eligible for the floating credits if I'm enrolled between 12 and 18 credit hours for 2020 Fall?

Yes, students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Program for the 2020 Fall Semester are eligible for the floating credits for 2021 Winter/Summer Sessions.  AAP students who enroll in both AAP site courses and Newark courses in 2021 Winter will have the floating credits applied to AAP site courses first.

 

I am a graduate or Professional and Continuing Studies student.  Am I eligible for the floating credits?

This program applies only to students who are matriculated undergraduates in the 2020 Fall Semester and in the 2021 Winter or Summer Session in which the floating credits are used.

 

I am taking a leave of absence for the 2020 Fall Semester.  Can I use the free credits in a future semester?

Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits in the 2020 Fall Semester to be eligible for the free credits.  The course credits may only be used in the 2021 Winter or Summer Sessions.

 

If I am an undergraduate student, can I take a graduate class for free?

Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program may use free tuition credits to enroll in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

 

Can I take advantage of the free credits if I'm graduating at the end of 2021 Spring but meet the rest of the criteria?

Students who graduate at the end of 2021 Spring Semester are not eligible for the free credits during 2021 Summer Sessions.

 

Do audited courses or those from which a student has withdrawn count toward the 12 credit requirement to qualify for floating credits?

In-progress courses, as well as courses a student is auditing or has dropped after the drop/add deadline (appearing with a grade of W), count towards qualifying credits.  To determine the number of floating credits for which you are eligible, subtract your total credits for in-progress, auditing, and withdrawn courses for the 2020 Fall Semester from 18.

 

If I enroll in 2021 Winter and have available floating credits, can I use use the floating credits for 2021 Summer instead of Winter?

Floating credits are applied to student accounts based on the order of enrollment.  Students who don't enroll in 2021 Winter or who have more floating credits than Winter enrollment may carry remaining credits forward to Summer, but students must use available floating credits to cover 2021 Winter enrollment first.