D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG)

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Amount
Awarded

$6,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 30, 2021

Wednesday
Awarded By:

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

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 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.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be domiciled in the District of Columbia for 12 or more months prior to the application date.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Must enroll half time or more as (determined by the college or university).
  5. Must be 24 years of age or younger.
  6. Must be a high school graduate (or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) recipient) or older and have not earned or received a bachelor's degree.
  7. Must have a District of Columbia Taxable Income that does not exceed $1 million annually.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for U.S. students who are residents of the District of Columbia. The student must be enrolled in a first bachelors degree program and in good academic standing (as defined by the institution). Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • Student Aid Report (SAR)
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.

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.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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 also complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. In addition, students must also submit the following supporting documents: Domicile verification; a signed 'Affirmation Statement/Legal Disclaimer' (form available online); one current utility bill (less than 45 days old); citizenship documentation; proof of high school graduation (for first-time applicants only); and a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report). The SAR is generated by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All required supporting documents must. A detailed list of the required supporting documents is available from the OSSE website. All required supporting documents must have been postmarked or hand-delivered before the June 30th deadline or until funds are exhausted.
Contact: Melanie
Address: 810 First Street, NE - Third Floor Washington, District of Columbia 20002

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