Undergraduate Tuition

Room and Board Rates Frozen At 2019-2020 Levels

July 9, 2020

A Message From The President

Dear Students,

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for all of us as we move through summer 2020. We know that many individuals and families continue to suffer economic hardships as a result of the very real impacts this pandemic has on our daily lives and work environments.

As a result, DelVal has decided to freeze the rates for room and board at current 2019-2020 levels. This decision follows our earlier decision to freeze tuition and fees for the coming year and is consistent with our commitment to provide high quality, affordable education to our students.

You will note that the room and board fees included on your upcoming bill will reflect a lower amount than previously communicated for the 2020-2021 year.

Your safety is our number one priority. DelVal is undertaking significant protocols to provide the safest possible environment for our learning community this fall. These precautions include, but are not limited to, personal protection equipment (PPE) for all students, faculty and staff, increased cleaning protocols, revised meal protocols, and the addition of Plexiglas dividers on residence hall sinks and in offices and classrooms as needed to ensure social distancing guidelines are met. We have invested in enhanced testing equipment at the health center not only for COVID-19 but also for strep and flu detection.

As you know, the impact of the revised academic calendar for fall means that on-campus activities will end when we break for the Thanksgiving holiday. This change was made in the interest of the health of our students and the campus community, so that we can limit possible COVID exposures that might occur due to Thanksgiving travel. We are not pro-rating room and board fees to reflect this change, but we are eliminating the planned room and board rate increases, maintaining the tuition and fee freeze, and absorbing significant additional costs to ensure that we can provide the safest possible campus experience. We are all in this together.

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in August. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing details of our added safety protocols and other changes you may find when you return that are necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each of you will have a role in keeping our campus safe. We will work together to battle the pandemic and remain a united DelVal family.

Stay well, Maria


DelVal Freezes Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2020-21 Year

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and created economic hardships for many of you and your families. With our commitment to affordable education, we have decided that there will be no increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the coming 2020-2021 academic year. Tuition rates and fees will remain at the 2019-2020 level and this will not impact your financial aid.

As we continue to navigate the on-going challenges of this pandemic, I want you to know that our focus remains squarely on you, our students. You are the center of our community and every decision we make is intended to provide the best possible educational experience for each of you at this difficult time.

Average Cost of Attendance for Academic Year 2020-21

Average academic year costs for resident and off-campus student, which includes allowance for books and personal expense: $58,270

Average academic year costs for commuter (with parent) student, which includes allowance for books and personal expense: $47,040

Average Cost of Attendance for Academic Year 2019-20

Average academic year costs for resident and off-campus student, which includes allowance for books and personal expense: $58,040

Average academic year costs for commuter (with parent) student, which includes allowance for books and personal expense: $47,010

Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduate Students

The rates listed below apply to the fall and spring terms for students admitted into the full-time day program by the Office of Admission. Summer and winter term courses are not included in the fall and spring tuition and fees rates.

Full-time day students who register for courses during the summer and/or winter terms will be billed at the tuition and fees rates of the Continuing and Professional Studies office and will be bound by the Continuing and Professional Studies refund policy for those terms.

Tuition and Academic Fees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year*

Term: Fall 2020
Payment Due Date: July 31, 2020

Term: Spring 2021
Payment Due Date: Dec. 15, 2020

Tuition and Standard Academic Fees

 

 

Tuition (flat rate charged for students registered for 12-19 credits)

$19,035

$19,035

Tuition (per credit rate for students registered for less than 12 credits)******

$1,049

$1,049

Student Engagement Fee

$120

$120

Comprehensive Fee

$1,155

$1,155

Room

 

 

Centennial Hall

$3,540

$3,540

South Hall

$3,704

$3,704

All other residence halls

$3,235

$3,235

Board: Resident Meal Plans

 

 

Dining 7 Day $250 Flex - Standard (includes unlimited Starbucks in Levin)

$4,125

$4,125

Dining 7 Day $150 Flex - Standard (includes unlimited Starbucks in Levin)

$4,025

$4,025

Dining 7 Day $50 - Flex Standard (includes unlimited Starbucks in Levin)

$3,925

$3,925

Dining 7 Day $250 Flex - Discount (does not include Starbucks in Levin)

$3,825

$3,825

Dining 7 Day $150 Flex - Discount (does not include Starbucks in Levin)

$3,725

$3,725

Dining 7 Day $50 Flex - Discount (does not include Starbucks in Levin)

$3,625

$3,625

Board: Commuter Meal Plans (Optional)

 

 

Commuter 75-Meal Plan ($25 Flex)

$759

$759

Commuter 125-Meal Plan ($50 Flex)

$1,517

$1,517

Dining 5 Day $100 Flex - Standard (includes unlimited Starbucks in Levin)

$2,949

$2,949

Dining 5 Day $50 Flex - Standard (includes unlimited Starbucks in Levin)

$2,899

$2,899

Dining 5 Day $100 Flex - Discount (does not include Starbucks in Levin)

$2,649

$2,649

Dining 5 Day $50 Flex - Discount (does not include Starbucks in Levin)

$2,599

$2,599

Other Academic Fees (May be charged in addition to tuition and standard academic fees)

 

 

Contingency Deposit**(one-time fee charged in new student's first term only)

$150

$150

Equine Fee
(Full-time - AS.Equine Studies, BS.Equine Management: Equine Business Management, Equine Instruction and Training, Equine Media and Communications, Equine Breeding)

$1,069

$1,069

Equine Fee
(Part-time - AS.Equine Studies, BS. Equine Management: Equine Business Management, Equine Instruction and Training, Equine Media and Communications, Equine Breeding)

$535

$535

Equine Course fee***

$267

$267

Distance Education Fee**** (charged per online course)

$102

$102

Tuition Overload Fee***** (charged per credit over 19 credits)

$274

$274

* Rates are subject to change. Additional course fees may apply. Students that do not pay or make satisfactory financial arrangements by the due date will be subject to a $200 late fee for the fall and/or spring terms. For students that register after the payment due date, payment is due immediately. There is no grace period.

**Contingency deposit of $150 is a one-time deposit required of all full-time students. The contingency deposit is a guarantee of payment for any penalties assessed during your time at DelVal. Any unused portion is refunded approximately three months after graduation or separation from the University. Charges may include but are not limited to unreturned rental textbooks; Health Center fees; damage to or loss of university property; locksmith charges; traffic, library or disciplinary fines.

***Equine Course Fee charged per course for students not enrolled in AS.Equine Studies Associate, BS. Equine Management: Equine Business Management, Equine Instruction and Training, Equine Media and Communication, and Equine Breeding degree programs. Courses: ES-1050, 2050, 3010, 4010, 1010, 2118, 2219, 2250, 2450, 3218, 3219, 3371, 4018, 4111, 4250, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 2036, 2037, 3038, 3039, 3042, 4040, 4041, 4043, 2210, 3123, 3210.

****Students who register for online courses will be charged a distance education fee of $102 per course.

*****Students registering for more than 19 credits in a term will be charged $274 overload per credit over the 19 credit load. No one may register for 21 or more credits in a term without written permission from the vice president for academic affairs.

Upon acceptance, new students must pay a non-refundable $200 (non-residents) or $400 (residents) matriculation fee.

E360 courses in the 2020/WN, 2020/SU, 2020/S1 and 2020/S2 are charged at the reduced rate of $274 per credit. E360 courses are included in the flat tuition rate for the Fall and Spring terms. E360 courses in the 2021/WN, 2021/SU, 2021/S1 and 2021/S2 terms are charged at the reduced rate of $274 per credit.

Course challenges are charged at the reduced rate of $274 per credit.

In addition to the fees listed above, additional fees will be charged for the following:

  • Medical insurance: The University offers a medical insurance plan for students, the cost of which is pre-billed to each student's account. Students who already have coverage are required to provide proof of insurance by completing an online waiver. Those who do not comply will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan at their own expense.
  • Independent study courses.
  • Field trips required for certain courses.
  • British Horse Society exam preparation fees for students in eligible equine majors.
  • Human Anatomy Course Fee
  • Books, supplies and equipment are not charged to the student account. Books and supplies may be purchased at the University bookstore.

The board plan is controlled by the student ID card. Flex dollars must be used by the end of the academic term, or they will be forfeited. All resident students are required to purchase one of the six resident meal plans. Meal plans are optional for students who live off-campus. All meal plan requests, changes, and cancelations must be requested through the student housing portal by the end of the add/drop period each term. No meal plan additions, cancelations or changes will be permitted after the deadline.

Students registering for less than 12 credits are considered to be part-time students and are charged $1,049 per credit, plus additional per course fees as applicable. Registration for less than 12 credits may affect the amount of scholarships and other financial aid. Part-time students are not eligible for housing or to receive any merit scholarships awarded through the admission process. For more information on financial aid, contact finaid@delval.edu.

In the event of any financial default, the University shall have the right to employ a collection agency and/or any other legal means to collect sums due. Students will be required to pay all collection fees, including legal fees and interest.

Diplomas and official transcripts will not be released until a student has made satisfactory settlement of his or her student account and, if applicable, unless his or her federal Perkins loan account is in good standing.

Full time undergraduate students can use the Budget Calculation Worksheet to help determine the amount that will need to be paid to Delaware Valley University for either the term or the academic year based on your major.

Traditional Undergraduate Students (Day)

Term Description

Term

Term Start Date

Payment Due Date

2020 Spring
2020 Spring 1
2020 Spring 2

2020/SP
2020SP1
2020SP2

Jan 21, 2020

Dec 15, 2019

2020 Summer
2020 Summer 1

2020/SU
2020/S1

May 18, 2020

May 17, 2020

2020 Summer 2

2020/S2

Jul 6, 2020

Jul 5, 2020

2020 Fall
2020 Fall 1
2020 Fall 2

2020/FL
2020FL1
2020FL2

Aug 24, 2020

Jul 31, 2020

2021 Winter

2021/WN

Dec 14, 2020

Dec 13, 2020

2021 Spring
2021 Spring 1
2021 Spring 2

2021/SP
2021SP1
2021SP2

Jan 19, 2021

Dec 15, 2020

 

DelVal works with TouchNet Information Systems, Inc. to offer you a monthly online payment plan.

  • Easy online enrollment
  • Automatic withdrawals/charges with Automatic bank payment (ACH), checking, savings account, or credit card.
  • No interest
How many payment plans are there?

DelVal offers a total of up to 10 payments for the 2020-2021 academic year. You must enroll in each term separately.

  • Payment plan for the fall term of up to 5 payments
  • Payment plan for the spring term of up to 5 payments
  • The number of total payments for each term independent on when you enroll in each term's payment plan
  • No payment overlap for the fall and spring term payment plans
How much does it cost to start the plan?
  • $100 for each term, plus the down payment (1st payment) which will be automatically withdrawn/charged at the time of enrollment using the banking or credit card information that you will provide during the enrollment process.
  • The enrollment fee is nonrefundable.
  • If you need help with estimating your payment plan amount, please contact the Office of the Bursar at bursar@delval.edu or 215.489.2376.

When does Touchnet withdraw the money from my account?

The down payment and enrollment fee are automatically withdrawn or charged when you click on the Continue button after you click I agree to the above terms and conditions. Monthly payments are automatically withdrawn or charged on the 15th of each month as detailed in your payment plan agreement. Payment due dates cannot be changed. Please note that if the enrollment fee, down payment, or any subsequent payment is returned for any reason, the payment plan will be terminated. You will have to enroll in a new plan with a new enrollment fee under the term available at that time if any, and you will be charged a $50 returned payment fee by DelVal.

When will the payment show in my bank account?

Though the student's account is updated immediately, it may take 1 to 3 business days for the funds to be withdrawn from your bank account or charged to your credit card. You should still make sure the funds are in the account on the due date.

What are the terms and conditions?

Download a copy of the terms and conditions (PDF).

When can I enroll?

2020/2021 TouchNet Automatic Payment Plan Terms

The Fall Plan will open on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The $100 enrollment fee and down payment (1st payment) are automatically withdrawn when you enroll in the payment plan.

Fall 2020 Payment Plan

Enrollment Dates

Required Down Payment
(1st payment)

Number of Additional Payments

Months of Payments

Jul 01 - Jul 31

20%

4

Aug 15 - Nov 15

Aug 01 - Aug 21

25%

3

Sep 15 - Nov 15

Aug 22 - Sep 7

34%

2

Oct 15 - Nov 15

 

2021 Spring Payment Plans

The Spring Plan will open on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The $100 enrollment fee and down payment (1st payment) is automatically withdrawn when you enroll in the payment plan.

Enrollment Dates

Required Down Payment
(1st payment)

Number of Additional Payments

Months of Payments

Dec 01 - Dec 31

20%

4

Jan 15 - Apr 15

Jan 01 - Jan 15

25%

3

Feb 15 - Apr 15

Jan 16 - Feb 8

34%

2

Mar 15 - Apr 15

When is the payment plan available?

We determine the availability of the payment plans. We may choose to close it down during specific times and dates during registration.

What amount should my payment plan be?

The term balance on TouchNet is real-time and shows what you owe after all of your accepted financial aid. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of the Bursar.

Why isn't my payment or add/drop reflected in my balance?

The plan will not automatically adjust to changes in financial aid, outside payments, or any additional activity on your account. You should review your agreement balance and compare it to your monthly tuition statement to determine whether your plan balance needs to be increased or decreased. To increase or decrease payments, the student must email the Office of the Bursar at bursar@delval.edu from his or her DelVal email address at least 4 business days prior to the next installment due date.

What happens if my payment is returned?

When a payment plan payment is returned for any reason, DelVal will charge a $50 fee to the student account, place a hold, and terminate the payment plan. If the student is registered for a future term, a failed payment plan may also result in the loss of future academic registration.

Terms: Fall and Spring

Fall and Spring Refund Policy

Tuition

Fees*

Administrative
Cancelation Fee

Tuition

Pro-rated

No refund

$350

Room & Board**

Pro-rated

No refund

$600

No refunds of tuition, room and board once 60% of the term (approximately 9 weeks) has been completed.

 

Tuition, Room and Board are fully or partially refundable only when a student officially withdraws or takes a hiatus from the university. Tuition refunds for withdrawal/hiatus will be prorated based on the number of days the student was in attendance at the university. Room and board will be prorated based on when the student moves out of the residence hall. Fees* are not refundable.

  • NO REFUNDS for tuition, room and/or board will be processed for withdrawal once 60% of the term (approximately 9 weeks) has been completed.
  • The last day to withdraw and receive a prorated refund for the 2020/SP term is April 3, 2020.
  • A resident student who breaks their Housing Contract after the beginning of the academic year by moving off-campus with or without approval will be charged a $600 Housing Contract Cancelation fee. Students who decide to move off-campus during the term will receive a room refund based on the prorated number of days the student resided in the residence hall. Board plans will be refunded using the same prorate only if the student chooses to cancel their meal plan. Students that move off campus after 60% of the term has been completed will not be eligible for any proration of room and/or board. Students are not eligible for the room to prorate if they are removed from the residence halls by the university for any reason. Students are not permitted to change meal plans after the end of the add/drop period.
  • Students enrolled in one of the equine programs subject to the equine fee are not eligible for a refund of the fee for that term if they change majors/minors after 60% of the term has been completed. Students who change into one of the programs subject to the equine fee after 60% of the term has been completed are not required to pay the equine fee for that term.
  • Fees include, but are not limited to: comprehensive fee, distance education fees, lab fees, student activity fees, equine fees, independent study fees, housing contract cancelation fees, late registration fees, late payment fees, and drop fees.

Tuition refunds are processed by the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Financial Aid.