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Tuition & Fees


(for the 2015-2016 academic year)

In-State Students (Day and Evening) $135.75 per credit hour per semester for all catalog courses. Maximum tuition for full-time students--$1,629 per semester, 12 credits or more.

Out-of-State Students (Day and Evening) $339.50 per credit hour per semester for all catalog courses. Maximum tuition for full-time students--$4,074 per semester, 12 credits or more.

Students registered for 12 credit hours per semester or the equivalent are considered "full-time" for purposes of tuition payments.

This policy applies equally to students who take courses on more than one campus.

Tuition for non-credit courses will be charged on a per course basis as stated in the Workforce Development and Community Education Division brochure or other literature describing the course.

A student may pay tuition at any of the campuses.

All tuition and fees are accepted pending final audit by the Business Office.

All tuition and fees are subject to revision by the Board of Trustees of the College.

The tuition and fees paid by any student, other than a non-immigrant alien within the meaning of paragraph(15) of subsection (a) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the U. S. Code, who meets all the following requirements shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students who are Delaware residents if such student:

a. Attended a high school located within the State of Delaware for two or more years; and
b. Graduated from a high school located in the State of Delaware or received a General Equivalency Diploma issued within the State of Delaware and
c. Has applied for attendance within five years of receiving a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.

A student without lawful immigration status shall also be required to file an affidavit stating that the student has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

Members of the United States Armed Forces readmitted under 34 C.F.R. §668.18, or any superseding regulation, into the same program the student was admitted at the time of entry into military service shall be charged the tuition and fees that were in effect when the student left to serve, unless any increase of the prior amount is covered by the student’s service member educational benefits. Members of the United States Armed Forces readmitted under 34 C.F.R.§668.18, or any superseding regulation,into a different program than that which the student was previously admitted shall not be charged tuition and fees in excess of what the College charges otherstudents for the same program. The tuition benefits provided herein shall only apply for the first academic year after readmission. All terms in this Policy shall be construed as set forth by federal law.


Residents of the State of Delaware who are 60 years old or older may enroll at Delaware Tech tuition free, in any catalog course, technical or related studies, day or evening. Delaware Tech/University of Delaware AA Program credit courses are also included. Special interest courses are excluded. Persons eligible for this privilege are not required to pay course registration or other related fees. They shall pay the cost of all books, supplies, laboratory/ material fees, and shop fees. The Student Services fee is waived. This privilege may be limited or denied in courses for which selective admissions criteria have been established. This privilege is granted on a space-available basis.


All students who register for fall, spring, and summer sessions will be assessed a $15.00 Registration Fee per session for credit courses only. Students can make registration changes without an additional fee being charged. The Registration Fee is non-refundable.


For students taking credit courses, a nonrefundable fee of $20 per semester for full-time students and $10 per semester for part-time students will be charged by each campus. Senior citizens are exempt from paying this fee. The Delaware Tech/University of Delaware Associates in Arts Degree Program student service fee is the same.


Fees vary -- $12 per lab hour up to a maximum of 6 hours or $72 per course. There are program specified exceptions wherein the lab fees may be less or more, depending on program needs. Industrial education course lab fees are determined by the specialized equipment utilized in the course.


$9.00 per credit hour per semester to support cost of technology, instructional/course materials, and Internet e-mail/access for all credits taken.


Students registering on or after the first day of the session,will be charged a late registration fee of $25. The fee may be waived by the campus Dean of Student Affairs for the following reasons: (1) a disabling accident, certified by a physician; (2) a serious illness, certified by a physician; or, (3) campus or College functions that are beyond the control of the student, such as campus closings or problems with administrative systems.

The late registration fee is to apply only to credit courses and other courses listed in the College catalog. The fee will not apply to students who register during the open registration period and find a need to add courses afterward.


To receive an adjustment for a course drop, the student must first officially drop the course. See Course Drop procedure or Registrar for details on officially dropping a course. To receive an adjustment for a semester withdrawal, the student must first officially withdraw from all courses. Students will not be charged any tuition or refundable fees (lab, technology support and telecourse) for courses dropped during the first week of the session. Students will be responsible for 50% of the assessed tuition and refundable fees for courses dropped during the second week of the session. After the second week, any courses dropped are not refundable. The following fees are non-refundable: registration, late registration, student services, credit by examination, and evaluation of work experience. The official drop/add/withdrawal period for each session is listed on the academic calendar.


For students seeking College credit through the evaluation of prior learning or work experience, a fee equivalent to tuition for a one-credit course will be charged for each course in which a student requests credit, effective with the fall semester 1993.


  • Credit by Examination Fee
  • Graduation Fee - $25
  • Additional fees or changes to existing fees are subject to action by the Board of Trustees.
All fees listed above are non-refundable. All tuition and fees are accepted for payment of student accounts, pending final audit of those accounts by the Business Office.

Students will be responsible for reimbursing the College for payments made to third parties on their behalf for charges such as online access for distance education courses, telecourse rental fees, student malpractice insurance, etc. These "pass through" charges are non-refundable.