Delawareans: Start your
University of Delaware education for FREE!

Paying for college today can seem impossible.

 

But thanks to the University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program (AAP) and SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Scholarships funded by the State of Delaware, eligible Delawareans can start their education and earn a degree tuition-free. 

With smaller classes and convenient locations throughout the state, students in UD’s Associate in Arts Program get the individual attention they need to transition (not transfer) to main campus after 2 or 3 years. 

Professor assisting a student in a laboratory setting

Applications for Fall 2023 are now open.

Apply now

 

If you’re ready to start now, we are still accepting Delawareans
for the Associate in Arts program for the Fall 2022 semester. 

Fall 2022 Application for Delawareans

Why use your SEED Scholarship at UD?

FREE

 

SEED (Student Excellence Equals Degree) Scholarships are funded by the State of Delaware and cover the cost of tuition for eligible full-time students enrolled in the Associate in Arts Program (AAP) at the University of Delaware’s Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown locations. 

SEED SCHOLARSHIP INFO

FLEXIBLE

 

With convenient class locations in Georgetown, Lewes, Dover and Wilmington, Associate in Arts Program students can stay close to home. Many students continue with family responsibilities or part-time jobs.  With smaller classes and more individual attention, students are ready to transition to a 4 year UD program after 2 or 3 years.  
 

FIRST RATE

 

The AAP offers a UD education of the highest quality with classes taught exclusively by UD professors. Classes simultaneously fulfill the requirements for an associate degree and the core requirements for majors leading to the bachelor’s degree at UD. After completing the AAP, students can transition - not transfer - to main campus to complete their bachelor's degree. 

Graduating to Greatness

 

More than 60 percent of AAP students earn their associate degree within three years, far above national averages. Then, nearly all of them transition — they don't transfer because they're already UD students — to the main campus in Newark, where 78 percent earn their bachelor's degrees. Over the past decade, more than 2,000 Delawareans have earned bachelor's degrees after starting in AAP.

NADA ABUASI

completed UD’s Associate in Arts Program, then at 20 was the youngest 2022 College of Arts and Sciences graduate. 
 

AMANDA ROSE

who entered UD through the Associate in Arts Program and graduated from UD in 2020, now teaches at her high school alma mater, Cape Henlopen in Lewes, Delaware.

BRANDON PELLEGRINI

served as a cadet dispatcher and cadet supervisor with the UD Police Department, and he also served as a park patrol officer with the Delaware Natural Resources Police.