Delaware Public Media

University of Delaware raises tuition for upcoming academic year

Jul 8, 2019

Student will pay more to attend the University of Delaware this fall.

UD is raising undergraduate tuition by more than four percent for the upcoming school year.

The bill for in-state students will now be more than $14,000.  Non-Delawareans will see their tuition hit almost $36,000. And the total cost— including tuition and room and board—will near $50,000 for out-of-state-students. 

Undergrads in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, the College of Engineering, and the nursing program face a larger hike. They’re subject to an additional tuition charge of between $1,500 and $2,000 dollars this year to deliver programs specific to those schools. Lerner and Engineering students will see another increase in the 2020-2021 school year.

The base graduate tuition rate also increases by about 4 percent this academic year.

Admissions director Doug Zander says the hikes are due to the fact that the UD is a “research-extensive university.”


“The cost of maintaining first-rate equipment, hiring first-rate faculty, those costs increase," he said. "And we do our best to keep those increases to a minimum, but the cost of doing education increases every year.”

In a statement, University officials called affordable costs a “consistent hallmark” of the University of Delaware—and noted the school offers grants, financial literacy resources and loan counseling to students.