State Survivor Benefits For Delaware

Educational Benefits For Children Of Deceased Veterans


  • Children between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Service member's cause of death must have been ruled line of duty
  • Service member must have been a resident of Delaware at time of death, student must be a resident of Delaware for at least three years when applying
  • Can be used with federal benefits


  • Tuition and fees at any public college in Delaware
  • Tuition and fees at any private institution or out-of-state institution if program of study is not available at a public in-state college
  • Does not include room, board or books
  • Award is limited to four years


  • Copy of DD1300 or DD214
  • Copy of service member's death certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Application

Application due date: Six weeks prior to the start of class

Contact for further information: Carylin Brinkley at 302-735-4120 or

Note: This information is current as of Sept. 16, 2014. The information provided is meant to give a general overview of the state benefits and should be taken into consideration with individual circumstances.