Speech/Language Pathologist Incentive Program

  • Eligibility requirements

    • Legal residents of Delaware
    • U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
    • Full-time students in a graduate program to prepare them for a speech-language pathologist license
    • Employees of a Delaware public school or a contracted provider of a Birth to 3 Early Intervention System program serving infants and toddlers may enroll part-time.
    • Academic record, community service, and financial need are considered.
    • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA ) prior to the application deadline

    Award:

    • Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses
    • Renewable for one additional year
    • Loan forgiveness provision at a rate of two years of employment as a licensed speech-language pathologist in a Delaware public school or by a contracted provider of a Birth to 3 Early Intervention System program serving infants and toddlers for one year of loan.

    Deadlines:

    • The application opens April 1, 2017 and the deadline to receive all application materials is 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2017.
    • Applicants who apply after the priority deadline will be considered to the extent that funding is available.
    • Must file the FAFSA prior to the application deadline

    To apply:

    • You can apply online by completing the application on the Delaware Higher Education Office's secure Student Account Access site . First-time users must establish an account and provide a valid email and mailing address before proceeding to the application.
    • Incomplete applications cannot be processed. You must provide all of the required information:
      1. Completed application, including activities.
      2. College Grade Release Form must be submitted directly from your college to the Delaware Higher Education Office. Students are responsible for ensuring that their school provides this form by the deadline
      3. FAFSA filed prior to the deadline.