(Washington, D.C.) – In early March, universities serving D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program students were notified of the delayed payment processing as a result of Public Law 112-175. With both the Senate and House of Representatives passing the Continuing Resolution this week, and the President’s signature expected March 27, vital funding will resume and, funds to universities on behalf of DCTAG students will continue as scheduled.
“On behalf of our 6,100 students who are DCTAG program recipients currently as undergraduates, we are pleased that Congress swiftly passed the continuing resolution today,” said State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley Jones. “Looking forward, we urge DCTAG students to submit their applications prior to the May 31, 2013 deadline for the 2013-2014 school year.”
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. All public institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and private nonprofit colleges and universities within the Washington Metropolitan area are eligible to participate in the DCTAG.
The DC OneApp is the District's online application for funding that District residents use to apply for the DCTAG program. The DC One App and instructions on how to apply can be found on www.dconeapp.dc.gov.
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