Paying for college – one of the most important investments you will make – isn’t easy. At Delaware Valley University, financial aid for our students is a priority. This year, 99 percent of our students received some form of financial assistance, by way of merit scholarships, need-based grants, work study and loans.

From the academic rigor and diversity in our curriculum to the small classes sizes and tight-knit community of engaged learners and doers, DelVal offers the very best that a private education has to offer. One hundred percent of our students gain hands-on, real-life experience, giving them the tools necessary to effect real change.

But you’ve got to start somewhere, and almost every DelVal student starts with some kind of financial help getting their particular mission started. We’re here to help you make your DelVal dream a reality.

Merit Scholarships - 2018-19 Academic Year

For Freshmen Students

*Students must enroll at Delaware Valley University as a full time undergraduate student to be eligible for the merit scholarships listed below.

Your Scores (SAT and Cumulative GPA)*

Your Award

SAT 1360+ (or equivalent ACT 29)* and GPA 3.75+

$25,000 Presidential Scholarship

SAT 1270+ (or equivalent ACT 27)* and GPA 3.5+

$23,000 Presidential Scholarship

SAT 1170+ (or equivalent ACT 24)* and GPA 3.25+

$22,000 Faculty Scholarship

SAT 1080+ (or equivalent ACT 22)* GPA 2.75+
  OR SAT 980+ (or equivalent ACT 19)* GPA 3.25+

$21,000 Trustee Scholarship

*SAT scores are calculated using the Total SAT score, combined evidence based reading/writing and math sections of the SAT and/or composite score of the ACT.

*Please contact the Office of Admission if you have SAT scores prior to March 2016 to learn your merit scholarship eligibility.

Note: If you have a different combination of SAT and GPA scores, we encourage you to contact the admission office to identify the award for which you qualify.

For Transfer Students

  Presidential Scholarship Faculty Scholarship Trustees Scholarship Challenge Grant
GPA 3.5 to 4.0 3.0 to 3.49 2.5 to 2.99 2.0 to 2.49
Merit Award $21,000 $19,000 $17,000 $15,000

*Students must enroll at Delaware Valley University as a full time undergraduate student to be eligible for the merit scholarships listed above.

Average costs for new, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students
2018-19 academic year

New student tuition/fees By Semester By Academic Year
Tuition $18,480 $36,960
Commuter Comprehensive Fees* $1,240 $2,480
Contingency Deposit**** $150  
Commuter Tuition/Fees $19,870 $39,590
Tuition $18,480 $36,960
Resident Comprehensive Fees* $1,240 $2,480
First-Year Residence Hall** $3,170** $6,340**
Board (Dining Hall 7 Day, $150 Flex) $3,760 $7,520
Contingency Deposit**** $150  
Resident Tuition/Fees/Room and Board $26,800*** $53,450***

* Comprehensive fees support student activities, campus technology, student facilities improvements and experiential learning activities. They do not include fees for students majoring in equine studies.

** This cost of reflective of Barness, Berkowitz, Cooke, Samuel and Ulman Halls, where most first-year students reside on campus.

*** Does not include books and personal expenses

**** This is a one-time deposit 

Rates are subject to change.