The University of Delaware recently announced its tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year.

Undergraduate tuition and fees at UD for the 2018-19 academic year will increase by $520 for Delawareans, to $13,680; and by $1,160 for nonresidents, to $34,310. The focus remains on providing maximum value and positive career outcomes, and the university continues to seek additional value-driven solutions for its students.

In the 2017-18 academic year, UD students received more than $121 million in grants and scholarships administered by the university, an increase of more than 60 percent since 2012. These university-funded scholarships and grants supported more than 4,600 students from the Delaware. For more, visit udel.edu/udaily/2018/july/tuition-2018-19.

Additionally, in an effort to help students graduate in four years, the University of Delaware has removed the limit on the number of credit hours covered by full tuition each semester. Under the previous policy, students could take 12-17 credits per semester for the same cost, but would pay extra for any credit hours beyond that. Now, they will be able to take 18 or more credit hours, if needed, without paying more. This will make a significant difference for students who need a sixth course in a semester to catch up and graduate within four years. It is also expected this change will be particularly beneficial to first-generation, low-income students.