D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded

$10000
awarded

Application Deadline

June 30
Friday

Awarded By

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (District of Columbia)

Award Amount

Up to $10,000 per academic year toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. Awards are limited to a maximum of six (6) years from the date of the first semester the student is enrolled in college and a lifetime maximum of $50,000. Up to $2,500 per academic year at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide, and private colleges/universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Awards are limited to a maximum of six (6) years from the date of the first semester the student is enrolled in college and a lifetime maximum of $12,500. Up to $2,500 per academic year toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at two year community colleges. Awards are limited to a maximum of four (4) years from the date of the first semester the student is enrolled in college and a lifetime maximum of $10,000. Awards will be reduced for less than full-time enrollment with no eligibility below the half-time level.

Recipients

The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants. Approximately 4,500 awards were disbursed in the previsou academic year.

Additional Information

The DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG) was created by Congress in 1999 by the District of Columbia College Access Act; PL 106-98 and amended by DC College Access Improvement Act 2002 and DC College Access Improvement Act 2007 for the purpose of expanding higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia. The DCTAG eligible institutions include public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. private colleges in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide and two-year colleges nationwide. Currently DCTAG has students in attending over 300 colleges and universities. A list of colleges and universities participating in DCTAG is available from the OSSE website. Applicants must not be in default status on any federal student loans.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) website. Students must apply online using the DC OneApp Online Application. Students must ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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