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Please be advised, there is a possibility for a government shutdown if Congress and the President do not reach an agreement to pass a defense appropriations bill or continuing resolution (CR) by the 30 September 2023 deadline. The Anti-deficiency Act prohibits Federal agencies from incurring obligations that are in advance of or that exceed an approved appropriation (budget), therefore, this would affect all Military Tuition Assistance funded courses from 1 October through the duration of any potential shutdown.

In the event of a shutdown, the Department of the Air Force will be unable to commit or obligate any funding for Military Tuition Assistance until an appropriations bill or CR is approved. Service members have been advised to review the “Conditions” section on their Tuition Assistance document and understand the terms of this agreement to include the following statement, “I understand that TA for courses starting in the next fiscal year is conditional until the receipt of the TA funds.” Service members have been advised to work with their academic institution and local Education & Training Sections to help guide them regarding decisions for any enrollments in terms beginning 1 October or later. All Education & Training Centers have been advised of this situation and have been instructed to assist Service members to the maximum extent possible. We truly appreciate any support and/or flexibilities you can provide our nation’s warriors if this shutdown is implemented.

ArmyIgnitED- Federal Government Potential Shut Down

In the event of a Federal Government shut down, classes that begin on or after 1 Oct 2023 will not be funded. Once funding has been provided, payment for FY24 classes will resume. Please note that this is not an error within ArmyIgnitED.


For the past six years, Delaware State University has received the Military Friendly® School award. We pride ourselves on having a dedicated Office of Veteran Affairs coordinator with military experience who can help guide your transition from military life to college student. 

Internship Program

We hope this transition into the Fall 2023 Semester is going smoothly for your team. As students begin to arrive back to campus, we want to share a paid opportunity for your students & staff. The VETSxHBCU Fall 2023 Internship Program is accepting up to 4 military-connected individuals onto our team!

We are happy to extend the openings for our Fall 2023 VETSxHBCU Internship Application until August 20th, 2023. This internship is open to the military-connected community: ROTC cadets, servicemembers, veterans, spouses, and dependents. We are proud to pay our interns a livable wage, as well, and interns will be paid bi-weekly throughout the Fall 2023 semester.

You can learn more about the Internship Program on our website: https://www.VETSxHBCU.org/internships

Additionally, here is the direct link to the reopened application form: https://forms.gle/cvXazvnsD3cu2YeMA

VA and GI Bill® Benefits 

Yellow Ribbon Program is no longer honored at Delaware State University.

Delaware State University offers excellent educational benefits to our military and veteran students, including:

  • The in-state application will be open on 4/17/2023 and will close the first day after the semester starts. If you are a veteran student that has a Certificate of Eligibility you are eligible to receive in-state tuition. Please fill out the in-state application and submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility as your supporting document. You will email the application and your supporting document(s)to registrardocs [at] desu.edu. Once a decision has been made you will be notified, and your status will change to in-state.
  • Every Veteran student will need to call 1-888-442-4551 at the beginning of every semester you are certified for to verify your enrollment at Delaware State University. This is mandatory in order to receive any money for your education. 
  • Six elective credits based on their discharge papers (eligible and enrolled students).
  • In-state tuition for active duty military students and National Guard and Reserve members who are stationed in Delaware. Authorized military dependents are eligible to receive In-state tuition.
  • In-state tuition is eligible for Chapters 30,31,32,33,35 and 1606 with a Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Recognition of the American Council on Education-recommended college credits for professional military education, training courses and occupational experience of service members and veterans. 
  • Coordination of vocational, educational and professional counseling, evaluation of abilities and aptitudes, tutoring and rehabilitative services, and VA Work-Study opportunities available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

If you’re eligible or have eligible dependents, Delaware State University’s Office of Veterans Affairs can give you the personal attention you may need to manage and administer education benefit programs, including:

  • Active Duty
  • Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill®*
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Selected Reserves
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Benefits

* Under the Post 9/11 program, eligible military students attending DSU’s VA-approved Flight School may currently receive up to $10,970 in tuition and fees per academic year.