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 7 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.
Approved Universities & Colleges
Delaware Institutes of Higher Education
A List of Delaware Department of Education Approved Institutions (Universities/Colleges)
Delaware Department of Education SARA page
Issues not resolved at the institutional level may be directed to the Delaware Department of Education Higher Education Office. When the student has exhausted all institution complaint resolution policies and procedures, they may submit the Student Complaint Form with required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Delaware Department of Education does not have authority over institutions specified in 14 Del. C. Parts II, III, and VI (i.e., Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College, and the University of Delaware). For these postsecondary institutions, DHEO is authorized to monitor and assist with consumer complaints related to student financial assistance but is not authorized by law to provide oversight.
Information on Applying for Degree Granting Authority
Institutions Seeking Initial Approval in Delaware
Institutions Seeking Renewal in Delaware
Institutions Seeking Additional Program or Degree Approval in Delaware
Related Websites and Useful Links
Requests for Apostilles from Students of Foreign Institutions
Request for Letter Confirming Institution Authorization to Confer Educational Degrees
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: