Academic Common Market


The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings agreement between 15 states that are members of the Southern Regional Education Board. If your degree program is not offered by a public college in Delaware, you may be eligible for in-state tuition at one of the participating public colleges.

You may apply for the ACM if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. You are a Delaware resident and U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  2. Your degree program is not offered at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
  3. You have been accepted into, or you are already enrolled in, an eligible degree program that has been selected for the ACM by a participating public institution. (Click here to search the SREB Website for the most current eligible degree programs and participating public institutions.)

The ACM includes baccalaureate and graduate-level degree programs. First professional degree programs—such as dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, theology, and law—are not offered in the ACM and cannot be requested.

Degree programs offered in the ACM are selected by the participating institutions and are subject to change.Both participating institutions and states may set restrictions on ACM participation, and institutions may elect to discontinue participation in the ACM at any time.

In addition, Delaware must remove ACM access to any programs that become available at either the University of Delaware or Delaware State University.

To be considered for this program, download the Residency Certification from the FORMS page and follow the instructions for submission.

For additional information about the ACM program, please see our Questions & Answers page.

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