Delaware high school students can apply to select colleges and universities for free in October and November in celebration of the state's fifth annual College Application Month, which will run through Nov. 17.
Application fees to Delaware colleges and universities and Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania, are waived during the two months. Application fees to Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, are waived through the end of October. Application fee waivers for additional schools also are available for income-qualified students.
As part of the state’s College Application Month, Delaware schools provide seniors computer lab time during the school day to apply to college. Students receive information packets from the Delaware Department of Education’s Higher Education Office about college and career options, and additional supports are provided to families on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for federal student aid.
Delaware’s College Application Month focuses on making students aware of the support available to them as they transition from high school to college and into their future careers. During the summer leading up to College Application Month, Delaware high school students receive summer checklists with reminders about how to prepare for the next year. First-generation college students also receive information on programs like the Delaware Goes to College Academy and Delaware College Scholars.
Students also can search for local and national scholarships on the 2017-2018 Delaware Scholarship Compendium: A Guide for College-Bound Students available at bit.ly/2yUJDPp. Students and parents can search scholarships by eligibility requirements such as county of residency, ethnicity or race, and profession — about 15 categories in all — as well as alphabetically or by due date. Users then can drill down for more details, including application information.
For more, visit delawaregoestocollege.org.