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The University of Delaware will increase tuition for the 2019-20 academic year.

The University of Delaware has again increased tuition and fees for the upcoming school year.

In-state students will see an increase of $600, and out-of-state students will see an increase of $1,400. That brings the yearly cost of tuition to $14,280 for Delawareans and $35,710 for nonresidents, an increase of more than 4 percent.

Including room and board, as well as other fees, the average cost of attendance for an undergraduate living on campus will be $27,488 for Delawareans and $48,918 for out-of-state students.

The increase is more than last year, which saw an increase of about 1 percent from the year prior.

This year continues the university’s trend of steadily increasing prices each year. The most dramatic increase occurred in 2009, when tuition rose 9.7 percent. In the last decade, undergraduate tuition has increased more than 80 percent.

The additional cost for undergraduate programs in the Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering, as well as the nursing program in the College of Health Sciences, will also be increasing this year.

The university rolled out the “differential charge” last year in order to have the cost of the programs reflect the cost of instruction, which officials say is higher than other fields of study.

For 2019-20, the annual differential charge will be $1,500 for the Lerner College, $2,500 for the College of Engineering and $1,500 for nursing majors.

Last year, students in those programs each paid $1,000 in differential charges. Next year, the university is looking to increase the differential charge again, with the Lerner College increasing to $2,000 and the College of Engineering increasing to $4,000.

Students in the Associate in Arts program will also see an increase of $79 for residents and $198 for nonresidents, which will bring tuition to $2,113 and $5,275 respectively.

Graduate student tuition will increase nearly 4 percent as well, rising $71 to a total of $1,898 per credit hour.

Last year, UD students received more than $134 million in grants and scholarships, which supported more than 4,900 students from the state of Delaware, an increase from $121 million the year prior.

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Sob. How is anyone supposed to pay for all of this? Especially my kid who wants to major as an engineer next year? Why are these costs skyrocketing? Why is UD doing nothing to contain their always more outrageous costs?

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