As Delaware continues to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Education is modifying how it provides support to its customers.
Those seeking help from department staff are encouraged to call or email for assistance. If an in-person meeting is needed, the department will schedule an appointment. This is an effort to limit the number of people coming and going from offices, reduce gatherings of people and support social distancing.
To contact the Higher Education Office:
(302) 735-4120 or DHEO@doe.k12.de.us
As part of the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware 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 14 state-sponsored financial aid programs, which include grants, scholarships and professional incentive programs
Academic Common Market
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.
Student Account Access
Access or create your Student Account to apply for scholarships or to monitor your award status.
College User Enrollment Verification
Log on to your account to verify student’s enrollment, if you are a college/university administrator.
Issues not resolved at the institutional level may be directed to the Delaware Department of Education Higher Education Office. Students can access the Student Complaint Policy and Student Complaint Form online under Student Concerns
Information on Applying for Degree Granting Authority
Degree Granting Authority
Requests for Apostilles from Students of Foreign Institutions
Delaware Universities and Colleges
Delaware Higher Education Office
The Townsend Building
401 Federal St., Ste. 2
Dover, DE 19901
Contact Info for scholarships, financial aid and general inquiries
Toll Free: 1-800-292-7935
Contact info for higher education authorization and SARA related questions: