University of Delaware

Professional & Continuing Studies

Tuition Assistance

Noncredit Certificate Program Students

Discounts and financial assistance options are available. Review options for individual programs when viewing course information, or click here for more information about financial assistance for noncredit programs.

Continuing Education Students Taking Credit Courses (CEND/nonmatriculated)


Fall 2018 application deadline: August 13, 2018

Continuing Education scholarships provide partial funding for a limited number of qualified applicants with financial need who complete the scholarship application, which can be downloaded or submitted online, and provide all the required documents by the deadline noted above. Proof of income is required as well as an unofficial transcript (if available) except for UD. For more information, please write to

Private Alternative Loans

Non-matriculated students are not eligible to use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid form), so the only option is private alternative loans. UD’s Office of Student Financial Services certifies the loans. If you have any questions about funding your education, you call the ACCESS Center at 302-831-8843. Examples of student loan companies are listed below:

Installment Payment Option

An installment payment option is available in the spring and fall major semesters to pay for University of Delaware credit courses. An installment fee is charged. Visit UD’s Office of Student Financial Services to learn more.

For more information, call 302-831-8843 or write to

Part-time Matriculated Students (Admitted to a Degree Program)

Part-time matriculated students who are registered for 6 or more credit hours are eligible to apply for all federal and state need-based financial aid programs. Details are available through the University of Delaware Student Financial Services.

Over-60 Tuition-free Degree Program

Delaware residents who are 60 years of age or older and who become matriculated University of Delaware undergraduate or graduate students may take University credit courses without paying tuition, on a space available basis. For details, visit Over-60 Tuition-free Degree Program.

More Information

For more information about any of these options, please contact the ACCESS Center at 302-831-8843 or