Varying Graduate Tuition Rates
The University is differentiating its practices between research-oriented degrees, such as the Ph.D. and many M.S. and M.A. programs, and professional programs, such as the M.B.A., M.P.A., and some M.S. and M.A. degrees. The policy states that tuition will be set at the graduate tuition rate for research-oriented programs. However, with Board of Trustees’ approval, UD colleges may set varying tuition rates for professional programs. Deans may offer tuition-paying students in any program scholarships as appropriate. Deans may also utilize negotiated site-based rates for distinct cohorts at a particular off-campus location for a fixed period of time.
Pre-Credit Graduate Tuition Policy
Effective with the 2013-14 academic year, University of Delaware graduate students will be billed by the credit, as approved by the Board of Trustees this spring.
The new structure will provide improved transparency in graduate student tuition rates at UD, allowing the deans of each of the University’s seven colleges to clearly communicate the cost of an entire graduate program. Colleges will continue to have the flexibility, as they do now, to offer tuition scholarships to select graduate students.
Please note that, based on a recent review of active registration in the Spring 2013 semester, this change affects less than 10% of current enrolled graduate students.
Effective 2013 Fall
What should I do if I think this change will affect me?
The University is committed to ensuring that this policy change does not create an unexpected financial burden for students. During the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year colleges will be offering scholarships to existing students (admitted by June 2013) to assist with this transition. Students should contact their colleges for additional information.