How to Maintain Eligibility

  1. The student must make steady academic progress toward an associate degree, earning no fewer than 24 credit hours required for full-time status in each academic year.

  2. A student must maintain continuous enrollment for both the fall and spring semesters in each successive academic year, unless granted an exception for cause by Delaware Tech’s vice president of finance.

  3. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 calculated on a 4.0 scale. Cumulative grade point average will be verified the day after summer session grades are reviewed to determine eligibility for the upcoming academic year. Under extreme circumstances, Delaware Tech may grant exceptions upon appeal to Delaware Tech’s vice president of finance.

  4. If a student has pending felony charges, or is convicted of a felony charge, the student and parent/legal guardian or relative caregiver will notify the appropriate Delaware Tech Financial Aid Office and sign a certification stating the conviction and the student will no longer be eligible for the SEED Scholarship.

  5. Students are eligible to participate in the SEED Scholarship program for a period not to exceed six continuous semesters, whether or not the student is full or half-time and/or if SEED payment was made. SEED will not pay for any credits taken beyond the student’s attainment of one associate degree.

  6. The SEED Scholarship will not pay for courses or other post-secondary units previously paid or taken in excess of the requirement for completion of an associate degree with the exception of those courses required by Delaware Tech for program admission.

  7. If a student has not successfully completed 24 credit hours and obtained a cumulative 2.5 GPA by the end of the spring semester, the student must successfully complete the remaining credit hours during the summer semester; the courses that are not repetitive, will be paid for by the SEED Scholarship Program, which is subject to available funding. Students must obtain 24 credits and a cumulative 2.5 GPA by the end of the summer semester, to maintain eligibility for the SEED Scholarship during the next academic year. Students are not required to enroll full-time during the summer semester.

  8. If the student has successfully completed 24 credit hours and  obtained a cumulative 2.5 GPA by the end of the spring semester, the student can take courses during the summer semester; the courses that are not repetitive, will be paid for by the SEED Scholarship Program, which is subject to available funding. Students must obtain 24 credits and a cumulative 2.5 GPA by the end of the summer semester, to maintain eligibility for the SEED Scholarship in the next academic year. Students are not required to enroll full-time during the summer semester.

  9. To maintain eligibility for the SEED Scholarship during the next academic year, the student should reapply for financial aid
    by June 1.

  10. First time students who applied for Year 1 SEED and did not qualify due to availability of other financial assistance should reapply if they meet eligibility requirements, including minimum cumulative GPA, legal status and full-time enrollment.