Focused on preparing every learner for success in college, career, and life!

The Delaware Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring that every single student in our system will graduate college and career-ready with the freedom to choose his or her life’s course.

Through this website, we aim to help families like yours:

  • Learn about career options after high school
  • Submit college applications
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Learn more about the steps you and your child need to take to prepare for success.

The Delaware Department of Education’s mission is to empower every learner with the highest quality education through shared leadership, innovative practices, and exemplary services.



Apply for 2017-18 State of Delaware scholarships

To apply for State of Delaware scholarships, you must log in to your
Delaware Department of Education’s Higher Education Office Student
Account through Student Account Access.

Find Delaware scholarships

The Delaware Higher Education Office is pleased to bring you the fall
2016-17 edition of the Delaware Scholarship Compendium:
A Guide for College Bound Students

Pay for College

Check out the Pay for College to guide you through the steps you’ll need to take to pay for college.

Step 1: Fill out the FAFSA.
To receive financial aid, you must apply for the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year you attend college.

Step 2: Look into State Aid, including
Delaware-sponsored programs.

Step 3: Apply for scholarships.
You’ll find lots of resources in the Scholarship
Compendium and Other Aid
section, including scholarship
opportunities specific to your expected program of study and much more!

Step 4: Find a low-interest student loan.