Students in the 4+1 program are eligible for research
assistantships in both years and are eligible for tuition scholarship in
their second year. Students remain classified as
undergraduate through their first eight semesters of study and are
subject to undergraduate tuition policies, rates, and financial aid
requirements. Fourth year students are eligible to work in a /public
service center or other Biden School project and will be paid hourly at an
undergraduate student rate. Students in their fifth academic year of
study are classified as graduate students and are subject to graduate
tuition policies, rates, and related assistantship and scholarship
opportunities. Fifth year students who work in a research/public
service center or other Biden School project will be paid at the graduate
Eligibility for research assistantships is renewable, subject
to availability of funds, satisfactory academic progress, and
completion of any required project work. Master’s level
financial assistance awards generally do not exceed two years; doctoral
awards do not exceed four years. Eligibility for continued funding is
contingent upon academic progress as evaluated by the graduate program
directors and faculty and satisfactory performance in the research
assistantship as evaluated by the supervisor and Center Director.
Students on research assistantships or fellowships must be
enrolled full-time (at least nine graduate level credit hours) during
the fall and spring semesters. Students receiving a research
assistantship, fellowship or scholarship are eligible for coverage by
the University’s graduate student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan
at a reduced cost. The University requires full-time students to pay the
Student Health Fee, which is different than the basic health insurance,
and entitles them to certain medical care at Student Health Services.
Part-time students may elect to pay the fee for Student Health
Services. For more information, visit http://www.udel.edu/RM/student-insurance.html.
To guarantee consideration for financial assistance, applications for fall semester should be completed by January 15. Those
who apply later are not guaranteed consideration for financial
assistance. Applications are accepted after January 15 and admission
continues on a rolling basis until the final application deadline of
July 1, or until the class fills. Most financial assistance commitments
are awarded during the fall semester. There is no guarantee, implied or
otherwise, that financial assistance will be available for any semester
or for any applicant.
Additional financial aid and/or student loans are available through federal, state, and private programs. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for details at http://www.udel.edu/finaid/typesofaid.html or phone 302-831-2126.