Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is the cornerstone of establishing a student's financial need as it determines the limits on the total aid a student may receive for the purposes of state, federal, and campus based aid.

The cost of attendance is an estimate of each student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment.

If you are a prospective student seeking to estimate your eligibility for an Academic Achievement Award and need-based financial aid, please visit our Net Price Calculator.

For the 2024-2025 academic year

To look at the 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance, please click here.

  On-campus Off-campus At Home
Tuition $50,140  $50,140  $50,140 
Fees* $3,790 $3,790 $3,790
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Housing $7,940 $7,490 $3,217
Food $7,070 $2,909 $2,028
Transportation $2,000 $3,963 $4,484
Personal Expenses $905 $968 $968
Total $72,845 $70,260 $65,627

To view the Student Account Services-hosted Tuition and Fees page, click here.

To complete your FAFSA, please click here.

Individual adjustments may be made for insurance, lab fees, loan fees, or dependent care upon request. Contact your financial aid counselor.

Explanation of Terms

Tuition & Fees

The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling full-time per year. The actual costs that a student incurs could vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program. *The fees do not include the insurance if you choose to participate in the insurance program offered through UD. It also does not include lab fees ($20-$100), the Payment Plan fee ($60), or the one-time new student orientation fee ($175).

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

The average cost of books, course materials, supplies and equipment for a typical student for the academic year.

Housing and Food (Living Expenses)

A reasonable estimate of a student's housing and food costs while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances; for example, living at home vs. living on campus.


The average cost of transportation between campus, residencies and place of work for a typical student for the year.

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

The average other expenses (excluding housing, food, and transportation) of a student for the year; such as toiletries, for example.