DTCC Tuition waiver exchange

If selected by lottery, this tuition assistance waives the tuition for a spouse or eligible child enrolled in a full-time degree granting program at Delaware Technical Community College.


Full-time benefit-eligible faculty and staff

Who Can Use this Benefit

Spouse, eligible dependent child

Dependent children must be under the age of 26 by the free/drop add day of the semester in which the benefit will be used.  If the child is 19 years or older and not a full-time student, a Tax Certification Form will be requested.

Participating Colleges

Delaware Technical Community College


This exchange program provides a chance at one of a limited number of scholarships which waive the fall and spring tuition for one dependent who is enrolled on a full-time basis (a minimum of 12 credit hours) in a degree-granting program at DTCC.


The student must:

  • meet dependent eligibility requirements;
  • apply for, and receive admission to, a degree-granting program at DTCC;
  • be registered full-time in that DTCC program before the mid-August drawing is conducted;
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and
  • apply for, and be found ineligible for, a State of Delaware SEED grant. The Delaware SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) grants are provided by the State of Delaware and cover tuition for Delaware-resident students.
  • Employees who terminate their University employment are not eligible to receive Tuition Waiver Exchange for the full academic year. If the student is currently enrolled in a fall or spring semester, he or she will receive the waiver for the remainder of that semester only. A limited number of DTCC waivers are available each year.
  • If, in any year, the number of eligible applicants exceeds this limit, a special lottery will be conducted to select the waiver recipients.

DTCC Application Process

Individuals who wish to participate in the lottery should submit the DTCC Lottery Application (see below) once announced in UDaily (mid-June). Human Resources will notify each participant regarding their standing, following the completion of the lottery drawing in mid-August.


  • Submission of an application for DTCC Waiver Exchange does not guarantee an award. DTCC will notify your dependent directly if a DTCC scholarship is granted.
  • The DTCC Tuition Waiver, if awarded, does count against the University of Delaware limit of two full-time tuition benefits per semester per family.