Delaware State University
Dover, DE, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$14,464
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,512
$30k - $48k
$12,360
$48k - $75k
$14,529
$75k - $110k
$16,167
$110k+
$16,024
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,157
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,079
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,068
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,945
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,101
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,659
Students receiving state aid
44%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,355
Students receiving federal aid
70%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,101
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$304,853
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$17,297,348

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,477
Students receiving federal loans
77%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,791
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,011
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,302
Loan Default Rate
10%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$248

What Students Are Saying

3.38 Average Rating
Delaware State University definitely gives their students the bang for the buck, because of the neat location, clean and comfortable campus, and plenty of activities to due on campus with its new and renovated cafe, gym (indoor, and outdoor), and pools.
Shanice from Wilmington, DE
It definitely is worth coming here as well It is a bit expensive but it definitely is worth it. coming from Long Island University and comparing the prices I would recommend whomever too come here.
Danielle from Brentwood, NY
It all balances out.
OLIVIA from Oxon Hill, MD
Attending Delaware State University is a smart movie for students living in the Delaware area because of cost of tuition and room and board.
Ashley from Smyrna, DE
Some people complain about the school but I love my school and I will forever be a HORNET! Whenever someone ask where should they further there education I always say DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY the best HBCU....VISIST THE CAMPUS AND YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE!
Quintera from Newark, DE
Overall, I think that Delaware State University is a great school! It is not perfect, but nothing in this world is. DSU is an amazing place filled with thousands of success stories!
Cheyna from Brooklyn, NY