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Update on housing credits; discounted summer tuition


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Friday, April 10, 2020 

Dear students,

I am writing today with updates regarding housing credits, as well as new information on discounted summer tuition for undergraduate online courses.

Housing credits are being processed and will appear on student accounts when the next billing cycle occurs in May. (For a reminder on who receives prorated credits due to the shortened use of University housing and meal plans, please see the March 17 message to campus.)

Housing credits will be automatically applied to summer tuition, if you enroll in summer courses. (All summer classes will be delivered online. For more details, see the March 31 message to campus.) Otherwise, the credits will be applied to fall housing. For students living off campus in the fall, credits will be applied to fall tuition. Meal plan credits are not available for summer tuition and will roll over to fall meal plans. In the event a student does not have a meal plan for fall, the credit will be posted to their student account to cover an existing balance or will be refunded if no balance exists.

The University is discounting summer 2020 tuition for undergraduate courses. The rate for summer 2020 undergraduate courses in the first session, second session and third term is $875/credit hour, a 46% discount from the original published rate for courses taken in person. 

The University made the decision to discount summer tuition to help address students' need to continue to make progress toward their UD degrees during a period of significant disruption to their lives and to their families' circumstances. Please note that financial aid for the summer is limited and details are still being finalized about student eligibility; as information becomes available it will be posted on the COVID-19 information page,, under "information for students."

The University also has developed new course offerings for the summer, which can be reviewed on Porches. Registration for summer sessions is now open through Porches. 

Questions regarding courses can be directed to students' academic advisors. For questions regarding the housing and meal plan credits, visit Room and Board Credit FAQs or email Flyer Student Services at Please note that the University is closed Friday, April 10, for University faculty and staff to observe Good Friday.

We hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy during this difficult time, and we wish you a happy Easter holiday. We will continue to post updates at the COVID-19 information page.

Paul Benson
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs