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In State Delaware Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Delaware
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,040
Room and Board $13,742
Other Expenses Budget$1,800
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Delaware
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,040
Room and Board $13,742
Other Expenses Budget$1,800

In-state tuition at University of Delaware for undergraduate students residing in Delaware is $12,980. Room and board charges total $13,742 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 $31,562.

Undergraduate tuition at University of Delaware is $34,840 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $13,742 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 $53,422. This figure is 69.3% higher than what Delaware residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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 this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Delaware
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,726
$30,001 to $48,000$14,583
$48,001 to $75,000$17,260
$75,001 to $110,000$22,093

The average reported annual net price for University of Delaware for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,747 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

89% 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 $11,661 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,245 and 12% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $23,059.

Finanical Aid University of Delaware
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,661 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $11,006 72%
Pell Grants $4,676 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,081 6%
State and Local Grants $5,564 20%
Federal Student Loans $5,245 53%
Other Student Loans $23,059 12%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really 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 $53,504. The loan balance of $53,504 is a four year multiple of the $13,376 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 $567 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

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 4.99%.

Example Loan $53,504
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $567.23
Total Interest Paid $14,563.77
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,067.77

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Delaware Residents Non Residents
1 $31,562 $53,422
2 $32,350 $54,755
3 $33,157 $56,122
4 $33,985 $57,522

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 $126,248 - 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
Delaware Residents $541 $1,623 $2,164
Out of State Residents $1,452 $4,356 $5,808

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
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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.