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In State Delaware Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for University of Delaware
Fee Cost
Other Fees$2,040
Books and Supplies$1,000
Room and Board $14,234
Other Expenses Budget$1,800

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for University of Delaware
Fee Cost
Other Fees$2,040
Books and Supplies$1,000
Room and Board $14,234
Other Expenses Budget$1,800

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at University of Delaware for undergraduate students residing in Delaware is $13,370. Room and board charges total $14,234 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,000 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,040 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $1,800 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Delaware full time should expect a total annual cost of $32,444.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $35,890 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $14,234 for room and board, $1,000 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,040. Students are advised to budget $1,800 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $54,964. This figure is 69.4% higher than what Delaware residents pay.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $14,234 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Newark should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,800 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,000 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2022/2023 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for University of Delaware for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,044* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020


Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income University of Delaware
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,644
$30,001 to $48,000$11,783
$48,001 to $75,000$14,209
$75,001 to $110,000$19,968

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Delaware, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

88% of full-time undergrad University of Delaware received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,375 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

18 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $4,798. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Delaware, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

56% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,224 and 13% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $23,527.

Finanical Aid University of Delaware
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,375 88%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $11,258 76%
Pell Grants $4,798 18%
Other Federal Grants $1,104 4%
State and Local Grants $8,120 17%
Federal Student Loans $5,224 56%
Other Student Loans $23,527 13%

Financial Aid Mix - $32,444 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $32,444. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

40% - $12,375

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Delaware or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

17% - $5,224

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

43% -  $13,045

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to University of Delaware, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $72,176. The loan balance of $72,176 is a four year multiple of the $18,044 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $783 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $93,995.91.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 5.5%.

Example Loan $72,176
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $783.30
Total Interest Paid $21,819.91
Sum of All Loan Payments $93,995.91

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Delaware, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $93,995.91 would be needed to afford a $783.30 monthly payment in the example $72,176.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about University of Delaware student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Delaware Residents Non Residents
1 $32,444 $54,964
2 $33,264 $56,353
3 $34,105 $57,777
4 $34,967 $59,238

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Delaware to be $129,776 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Delaware
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $979 $2,937 $3,916

Estimated cost for a class at University of Delaware based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Delaware versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Delaware Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for University of Delaware.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$12,980$34,840 2%
2020$12,730$34,160 0%
2019$12,730$34,160 3.9%
2018$12,250$32,880 3.2%
2017$11,870$31,860 2.9%
2016$11,540$30,960 2.8%
2015$11,230$30,130 3%
2014$10,900$29,250 3%
2013$10,580$28,400 9.4%
2012$9,670$25,940 7%
2011$9,040$24,240 -4.7%
2010$9,486$23,186 9.7%
2009$8,646$21,126 6.1%
2008$8,150$19,400 5.3%
2007$7,740$18,450 5.8%
2006$7,318$17,474 5.2%
2005$6,954$16,640 7%
2004$6,498$16,028 15.2%
2003$5,640$15,170 6.6%
2002$5,290$14,380 5.7%
2001$5,004$13,754 3%
2000$4,858$13,228 3%
1999$4,716$12,716 3.1%
1998$4,574$12,204 3.3%
1997$4,430$11,690 3.4%
1996$4,286$11,156 4.5%
1995$4,100$10,630 3.9%
1994$3,948$10,048 6.1%
1993$3,722$9,382 5.7%
1992$3,520$8,690 12.6%
1991$3,126$7,916 5.6%
1990$2,960$7,170 8.1%
1989$2,738$6,478 9.5%
1988$2,501$5,888 8.5%

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if UD is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 74.57/100 for University of Delaware. Considering an average net price paid of $18,044, this leads to an overall value ranking of 62/100. This places the school 161st on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130943 IPEDS survey data for University of Delaware.