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Delaware Programs

blank scholarship application on desktop with booksHow to Apply

Students can apply online for most of the programs administered by DHEO by creating a student account beginning in December, entering their anticipated enrollment for the upcoming academic year and applying for a specific scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for many of the state’s need-based grants and scholarships. Most applications will also require you to submit additional documents
including an unofficial transcript, SAT scores and updated college enrollment information by the scholarship deadline. Please see program descriptions for more details. Read More


Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings agreement between 15 southern states that are members of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). If your degree program is not offered at a public college in Delaware, you may be eligible for instate tuition at a public college that participates in the ACM. Read More


Delaware’s 529 College Savings Program

The Delaware College Investment Plan is sponsored by the State of Delaware and managed by Fidelity Investments. It provides parents, grandparents and others a tax-advantaged way to save for a child’s college education. Any earnings grow tax deferred and qualified withdrawals are free from federal and Delaware state income taxes. Withdrawals can be used to pay for qualified higher education expenses. The Delaware Plan offers various investment options. To obtain an enrollment kit, call the Wilmington Investor Center at 800-201-5380 or visit www.fidelity.com/delaware


Student Excellence Equals Degree

The SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Scholarship is a partnership between the State of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College and the University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program. Through SEED, you can attend DTCC tuition-free for up to 6 semesters, and then you could complete a BA/BS degree at another college if you choose. You can also use SEED to enroll at the University of Delaware’s Associate in Art’s Program (AAP). Once you complete your associate degree, you transition to the Newark campus and complete your bachelor’s degree. Eligibility requirements include graduating from a Delaware high school with at least a 2.5 GPA, enrolling in the fall semester directly following graduation, and not being a convicted felon. Students must maintain their academic record each year to receive SEED money. Read more.


Inspire Scholarship

The Inspire Scholarship is available to Delaware high school graduates with excellent credentials to attend Delaware State University. The intent of this program is to offset the cost of tuition, thereby increasing the number of Delawareans who attend college and complete degree programs. The scholarship program is subject to available funds appropriated by the Delaware General Assembly. Inspire Scholarship recipients must continue to make excellent academic progress towards a degree and must complete at least ten hours of community service per semester.

Eligibility requirements include graduating from a Delaware high school with at least a 2.75 GPA, enrolling in the fall semester directly following graduation, and not being a convicted felon. Students must maintain their academic record each year to receive SEED money.  Read more.


Financial Aid Programs