Delaware
State Financial Aid for Undergraduates

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The Scholarship Incentive Program provides financial aid to residents with demonstrated financial need. First-time applicants must possess a minimum high school GPA of 2.5, enroll full-time at an in-state, nonprofit postsecondary institution, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In certain cases, students may enroll out-of-state if degree programs are not offered at the state’s three public institutions.

First-time freshmen receive $1,000 awards.

Each year, students may re-apply for financial aid if they complete the FAFSA and maintain a college GPA of 2.5. Students receive up to $1,500 in merit-based supplements if they maintain GPAs above 2.75. The maximum 2017-18 award is $2,200.

Students attending Delaware Technical Community College or enrolled in the Associate in Arts program through University of Delaware are eligible for the SEED scholarship. The grant is a last-dollar scholarship that covers tuition costs after deducting financial aid from all sources. First-time applicants must graduate from a Delaware high school with a 2.5 GPA and complete the FAFSA. Once enrolled, students must maintain a college GPA of 2.5

The state also funds a scholarship for eligible Delaware State University students called the INSPIRE scholarship. First-time applicants must graduate from a Delaware high school with a 2.75 GPA and complete a FAFSA. Once enrolled, students must maintain a college GPA of 2.75. The maximum award annual award is $3,000.

The Delaware Higher Education Office administers professional incentive programs for undergraduate students who pledge to enter teaching or nursing.