Phone: (302) 735-4120
Fax: (302) 739-5894
As part of the Delaware Department of Education, the Higher Education Office works to ensure that postsecondary education is accessible and affordable for Delaware residents by providing information and financial assistance to students and their families.
We administer 23 state-sponsored financial aid programs, which include grants, scholarships, regional contracts, and professional incentive programs. Last year, 2,534 Delaware residents were awarded $4,588,014 through these programs.
And as a member of the Southern Regional Education Board, Delaware is able to provide additional tuition savings for its residents through the Academic Common Market. ACM students attending college last year saved an average of $12,300 in tuition costs, totaling more than $1,000,000 in savings for the year. Since joining SREB in 1998, Delaware families have saved over $7,400,000 through the ACM program.
We also serve as the state's clearinghouse for postsecondary data and research. Data is collected on enrollment, financial aid, finance, and trends to meet state and federal mandates, regional contractual agreements, and national data sharing requirements.