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 began this week and runs through Nov. 17. Delaware’s College Application Month focuses on making students aware of the many supports available to them as they transition from high school to college and into their future careers.
For example, application fees to all Delaware colleges and universities as well as Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., are waived during the period. Application fees to Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., are waived through the end of October. Application fee waivers for additional schools also are available for income-qualified students.
Additionally, 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 (FAFSA) for federal student aid.
Plus, students can search for local and national scholarships on the online 2017-2018 Delaware Scholarship Compendium: A Guide for College-Bound Students, providing a free, mobile way for students to find scholarships by category and deadline. 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. The Scholarship Compendium is still available in print format in limited quantities at all Delaware schools. Users also can download a copy on the Delaware Goes to College website. A Spanish version also is available online and in print. To begin searching for scholarships online, CLICK HERE.
For more information on College Application Month, CLICK HERE.
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