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The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is committed to assisting candidates pursuing a CEHD graduate education. The standard UD graduate tuition rate for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1770 per credit.

CEHD grants scholarships to students who meet any of the following criteria.

Candidates pursuing a Ph.D. in Education or a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies are given priority  for available assistantships.

  • In CEHD, assistantships awarded to Ph.D. students consist of a full (or 100%) tuition scholarship, plus a stipend and a reduced-cost health insurance plan.
  • A limited number of tuition-only scholarships are available to Ph.D. in Education and Ph.D. in HDFS students.

Graduate students who qualify under any of the following categories pay $650 per credit:

Additional graduate student fees may apply.


Assistantships are available to full-time CEHD graduate students, and awards are based on merit. These may take the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships or graduate assistantships. In exchange for tuition scholarships and stipend, students on assistantships are obligated to work 20 hours per week during the 9-month academic year. Priority for available assistantships is given to full-time Ph.D. students.

Students who qualify for an assistantship will receive:

  • a minimum stipend of $19,000 (CEHD’s 2017/18 rate) for the 9-month academic year;
  • a tuition scholarship award: 100% for Ph.D. candidates and a reduced rate of $650/credit for master’s candidates.
  • a reduced-cost medical insurance plan provided by the University.

Scholarships and assistantship awards are subject to availability. The information on this page is subject to change.

For additional Financial Aid information, visit UD’s Student Financial Services (click Financial Aid/Applying for Aid)

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