Financial Aid

A Delaware Valley University education is within your reach. Our experienced financial aid professionals will guide and assist you through every aspect of the financial aid process.

Welcome to the Delaware Valley University Office of Financial Aid. You can apply for financial aid by creating a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and then completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to create an FSA ID of their own to sign your FAFSA. The FAFSA is used by schools to determine your eligibility for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid programs.

Make sure you add Delaware Valley University’s school code (003252) to the FAFSA so we receive your information. You can and should select to directly import your tax information from the IRS by utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT.) This tool provides FAFSA applicants and parents with the ability to transfer income tax information directly from the IRS to the FAFSA, eliminating the need to request a tax return transcript from the IRS.

Delaware Valley University’s Office of Financial Aid will receive your FAFSA information electronically. If you are selected for verification by the Federal Government, we will request other documentation from you and/or your parents. This information should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.

You must apply for the FAFSA annually as soon as possible after October 1st. First year students can expect to receive their financial aid offers after admittance. Returning students can expect to receive their financial aid offer after spring term grades have been evaluated, and if applicable, your verification process has been completed.


The Office of Financial Aid at Delaware Valley University strives to make a college education more affordable for students and families by helping them to find, obtain and make best use of all financial resources provided by Institutional, Federal, State, and private sources. While complying with institutional, federal and state regulations, we ensure quality and consistency in the delivery of service and funds to students seeking an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree at DelVal. We strive to offer as many opportunities as possible while maintaining a student-centered culture and adhering to DVU's core values.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides emergency funding to support higher education students impacted by the disruption of campus operations.

CRRSAA Quarterly Report - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

The U.S. Department of Education awarded $933,915 in emergency financial aid grants to students through the CRRSSA Act 2021, Public Law 116-260. As of quarter ending June 30, 2021, the University distributed $392,300 to 900 eligible students.
View the Student Grant Quarterly Report!

CRRSAA Act (HEERF II) Quarterly Reports – Institutional Aid
The U.S. Department of Education awarded $2,029,782 in institutional aid to Delaware Valley University through CRRSAA Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion (HEERF II).  As of March 31, 2021, the university fully expended these funds. Click here to view the HEERF II Institutional Aid Quarterly Reports

The purpose of this funding is to provide support for students for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

ARP: American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Quarterly Report – Institutional Aid
The U.S. Department of Education awarded $2,634,085 in institutional aid to Delaware Valley University through ARP: American Rescue Plan Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion. As of June 30, 2021, the University expended $946,513.47 of these funds. Click here to view the HEERF III Quarterly Reports

Learn more American Rescue Plan (ARP)!

For assistance, The Office of Financial Aid

Lasker Hall, 2nd floor

Meet Our Staff

Melissa Walsh, Director of Financial Aid

Appointments by request only.

Charis Lasky, Financial Aid Assistant

General Inquiries, 215.489.2956

Brahim Bouidi, Associate Director of Operations

FosterEd Point of Contact

Appointments by request only. finaid@delval.edu215.489.4739

Joan Hock, Financial Aid Officer (Part Time), 215.489.2975

Book an appointment with Joan