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Univ. of Delaware hikes tuition for undergrads

Jul 6, 2018

The University of Delaware is raising its tuition for the upcoming school year.

The yearly cost for in-state undergraduates will go up $520, placing their bill at $13,680.

Non-residents will see a hike of more than $1,160, pushing their full-time yearly cost to more than 34,000.

The move comes months after the university increased tuition and staff for its nursing, business and engineering schools.

UD points to the school’s status in national and world rankings as a sign of the its value.

It also touts a 93% rate of students finding employment or continuing education after graduation.

UD is receiving more than $120 million from the state’s operating budget in the next fiscal year and an additional $10 million for capital improvements.

University officials say part of that amount is meant to fund a new state of the art biopharmaceutical building.

Last academic year, UD gave out more than $121 million in scholarships.

In an effort to increase the number of students who finish in four years, it is also now removing the limit on the number of credit hours covered by full tuition each semester.