Professional & Continuing Studies

Note: To learn about tuition assistance for credit courses, please click here.

Students in University of Delaware noncredit programs may be eligible for financial assistance and discounts. For more details about any of these options, please contact Professional and Continuing Studies Noncredit Registration at 302-831-7600 or


  • Early registration discount—Register and pay in full by the date of a program’s information session.
  • UD alumni & student discount—For graduates of UD programs as well as currently matriculated students.
  • Military discount—Applies to active military as well as veterans with appropriate documentation.
  • Group discount—For two or more individuals registering from one organization.
  • Membership discounts—A discount may apply if you or your employer are a member of a business association, for example the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.
  • LEARN MORE: View the current semester’s applicable Discounts and Financial Assistance Options for Noncredit Programs (1-page PDF).
  • Only one discount or scholarship award can apply per registration.

Scholarships and grants

  • UD Professional and Continuing Studies Scholarships
    • Continuing Education Scholarships—One-time, partial funding for a limited number of qualified applicants with substantial financial need who complete the scholarship application and provide all the required documentation.
      Application deadline: Applications must be received two weeks prior to the start of the program; please submit early for best consideration. For questions or further information, contact the ACCESS Center at or 302-831-8843.
  • Delaware Workforce Investment Board—Individual Training Account (ITA) grants for continuing education noncredit courses for unemployed or dislocated workers and other eligible applicants. Learn more by contacting your local Delaware Department of Labor One Stop Service Center.
  • Governor’s Education Grant—Partial funding for selected programs.
  • Veterans benefits—Specific noncredit programs are approved for funding; call 302-831-1138 for details. Contact the Veterans Affairs regional office at 1-888-442-4551 to determine individual benefit eligibility. When eligibility is determined, please submit a copy of your DD-214 (if discharged, VA 22-1990 (if active), or NOBE (if active Reserve or National Guard) when you register.
  • Only one discount or scholarship award can apply per registration.

Other options

  • COVID-19 Resources – The U.S. Department of Labor and other government agencies have resources to help workers and employers respond to impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Payment plan—A credit card payment plan is available for selected programs, with a processing fee. For more information, please contact the UD PCS Registrar at
  • Private loans—Examples include obtaining a loan from your bank or credit union, or the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan (select University of Delaware Noncredit, code 00143198 from the drop-down menu).
  • Tax credits—Taxpayers may be able to claim tax credits or deductions on their federal income tax. Call 302-831-1138 for a Confirmation of Tuition letter if required. Please note the registrar’s office does not supply a Form 1098-T, as the Confirmation of Tuition represents accepted documentation. Please note that noncredit courses and programs are not eligible for FAFSA.