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DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG)

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) - How to Apply

The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) application season for the 2014-2015 academic school year is now over.  The office will not be accepting or receiving any supporting documentation.  The 2015-2016 DC TAG application season will reopen in February 2015.

How to Apply

Important Notice DC TAG must be applied for yearly.

To apply for DC TAG residents must use the DC OneApp.  The DC OneApp is the online application college-bound District residents use to apply for funding from the District of Columbia’s Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG). DC TAG provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DC TAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges and universities in the District and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and two-year colleges nationwide.

Please note: Funds could be exhausted prior to the June 30 deadline. 

DC TAG Three Steps:

  1. Complete the DC OneApp yearly.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.
  3. Provide the DC OneApp Required Supporting Documents at the same time

All required supporting documents must have been postmarked or hand-delivered before the June 30th deadline or until funds are exhausted.

For more information please call or visit Post-Secondary Education at the below:

810 First Street NE, 3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20002

Main number: (202) 727-2824

Toll-free: (877) 485-6751

TDD: (800) 752-6096

About DC TAG

The DC Tuition Assistance Program (DC TAG) 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 DC TAG.

The DC TAG expands higher education choices for District residents by providing grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DC TAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide and two-year colleges nationwide. Currently DC TAG has students in attending over 300 colleges and universities. To learn if your college or university participates in DC TAG please visit our list of participating colleges and universities.

Service Contact: 
Higher Education Financial Services
Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-2824
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.