Delaware Valley University is committed to making an outstanding education affordable and accessible. We make financial aid for our students a priority. This year, 99 percent of DelVal students are receiving some form of financial assistance, by way of merit scholarships, need-based grants, work-study and loans.

Merit Scholarships
2020-21 Academic Year

All students who are offered admission to DelVal are considered for a merit scholarship which is awarded by the Office of Admission.

First-time Freshmen Merit Scholarships - Students must enroll at Delaware Valley University as a full time undergraduate student to be eligible for the merit scholarships listed below.

Presidential Scholarship $25,000
Faculty Scholarship $22,000
Trustee Scholarship $21,000
Challenge Grant $17,000

*The scholarship stays the same every year, as long as you maintain a specific GPA at DelVal (varies based on scholarship)

Our scholarships are awarded based upon a multitude of factors, including your weighted high school grade point average, high school curriculum, standardized test scores and an essay.

New for the 2020 academic year, students enrolled in non-science majors may choose to apply test-optional. Students and parents should contact or 215.489.2211 to be directed to an Admission counselor. Our counselors are available to help personally guide students and families through the process of applying to DelVal and, any test-optional policy questions.

Regardless of whether you think you will be awarded aid, we recommend that you submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be eligible for all aid consideration.

Please contact the Office of Admission for additional information.

For Transfer Students

College GPA* Your Award**
GPA 3.5+ $21,000 Presidential Scholarship
GPA 3.49-3.00+ $19,000 Faculty Scholarship
GPA 2.99-2.5 $17,000 Trustee Scholarship
GPA 2.49-2.00 $15,000 Challenge Grant

Members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society receive an additional $1,000

*GPA is a cummulative of all colleges you've attended

**The scholarship stays the same ever year, as long as you maintain a specific GPA at DelVal (varies based on scholarship)


Average costs for new, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students
2019-20 academic year

New student tuition/fees By Semester By Academic Year
Tuition $19,035 $38,070
Commuter Comprehensive Fees* $1,275 $2,550
Contingency Deposit**** $150  
Commuter Tuition/Fees $20,385 $40,770
Tuition $19,035 $38,070
Resident Comprehensive Fees* $1,275 $2,550
First-Year Residence Hall** $3,232.50** $6,465**
Board (Dining Hall 7 Day, $150 Flex) $3,722.50 $7,445
Contingency Deposit**** $150  
Resident Tuition/Fees/Room and Board $27,340*** $54,680***


Average institutional aid awarded $28,200
Average net cost (tuition, room/board, regular/misc. fees) $26,420

* 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.