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The Guide to College Affordability

The Value of a Сʪ Education

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Four Steps to Understanding the Cost of College

The Сʪ has one of the country's most challenging, comprehensive undergraduate programs, offered at an excellent value to some of the happiest students in America, according to The Princeton Review and other rankings.

UD graduates are well-prepared to pursue a breadth of careers and vocations:

  • Over 97% of graduates are employed or pursuing graduate education six months  after graduation - a higher share than students of Yale, Columbia or the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Our graduates consistently enjoy medical school acceptance rates at twice the national average and higher than Cornell, Duke, Dartmouth, Penn, Johns Hopkins and USC in recent years.
  • According to the most recent data, UD has had the highest percentage of mathematics graduates go on to receive a Ph.D. in math out of any university in the country.
  • 12 UD alumni are currently serving as bishops, along with over 200 priests and 100 men and women religious.

 

Average Annual Cost of a Сʪ Education

For tuition, housing, food and fee for students living on campus.

$35,760

Average annual cost for tuition, housing, food and fees for students living on campus.

Net Price Comparison

Net Price Comparison Chart

 

Why is the FAFSA Important?

In addition to determining eligibility for federal grants, work-study or low-interest student loans, the Сʪ uses FAFSA® information to determine eligibility for need-based aid.

On average, students who complete the FAFSA® and are eligible for federal aid can receive up to $33,180 per year to defray the cost of tuition. Students who do not submit a FAFSA® cannot be considered for financial assistance.

When Do I Complete the FAFSA?

In addition to determining eligibility for federal grants, work-study or low-interest student loans, the Сʪ uses FAFSA® information to determine eligibility
for need-based aid.

On average, students who complete the FAFSA® and are eligible for federal aid can receive up to $33,180 per year to defray the cost of tuition. Students who do not submit a FAFSA® cannot be considered for financial assistance.

 

Keep In Mind

The FAFSA® must be filed annually. While merit scholarships can renew, financial aid must be recalculated based on updated financial and household information. Complete the FAFSA® before the priority deadline each year.

We are here to help. A non-UD scholarship obtained independently by the student may necessitate the adjustment of loans, work-study and, in some cases, need-based grants. Your admission counselor and our Office of Financial Aid can help.

Important Dates

December

File a FAFSA® to maximize your financial aid award

April 15

Priority Financial Aid and Regular Admission Deadlines

May 1

National Decision Day