Delaware State Student Aid: Grants & Scholarships

The state of Delaware offers financial aid opportunities to Delaware residents including grants and scholarship programs. 


The first step to an affordable college education in Delaware is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA®. This financial aid application determines student eligibility for federal student loans, grants (including the Pell grant), work-study programs, and scholarships. 

Apply for Delaware State Financial Aid

The state of Delaware offers a variety of scholarships and grants for its resident students. These programs are a mix of merit-based and need-based awards, and are designed to help state residents cover tuition costs at participating state colleges and universities.

In order to apply for scholarships from the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) you first need to create a Student Account. Once you create your Student Account you will be able to apply for available scholarships online.

Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program

This need-based financial aid is available for Connecticut resident college-bound students who are currently or will be enrolled full-time in a participating state college or university. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be an undergraduate student, and have declared a major. 

Governor’s Education Grant for Working Adults

In an effort to encourage underemployed adults to go back to school, the state of Connecticut is offering a up to $2,000 to help supplement education costs. These students can only be enrolled in school part-time and have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible. 

Interested in applying for additional Delaware grants and scholarships?

Have more questions about Delaware state financial aid or the FAFSA®? We’re here for you. You can reach the Frank financial aid experts via email at or text us at (347) 690-7886. 

Good luck!