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*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
EXTENDED HOURS MAY 15, 2013
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Complete the Online DC OneApp Application and Submit the Required Supporting Documents
Due to the popularity of the program, the number of applications submitted for the 2013/2014 academic year, and the potential reductions due in part to the Federal Sequestration, applicants are urged to complete the online DC OneApp and submit the required supporting documents by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013.
However, we strongly urge applicants to submit complete applications as early as possible.
To access the DC OneApp Required Supporting Documents, please click the link below:
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 (DCTAG). DCTAG 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. DCTAG 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.
The DC OneApp is part of a three-step process that requires:
- Completing the DC OneApp at https://dconeapp.dc.gov
- Completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Providing the DC OneApp required supporting documents at the same time
All required supporting documents must be postmarked or hand-delivered before the May 31st deadline to avoid a Waiting List status. A Waiting List status reduces an applicant’s chances of receiving DCTAG funding.
To complete the DC OneApp visit www.dconeapp.dc.gov.
For more information please call or visit Higher Education Financial Services 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
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 [PDF] and DC College Access Improvement Act 2007 [PDF] 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 DCTAG 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. DCTAG 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 DCTAG has students in attending over 300 colleges and universities. To learn if your college or university participates in DCTAG please visit our list of participating colleges and universities [PDF].
- DCTAG Award Amounts
- DCTAG Disbursement Process (What to do after you receive your award letter)
- DCTAG Eligibility Criteria
- DCTAG Eligible Institutions
- DCTAG Information for Colleges
- DCTAG List of Participating Colleges and Universities
To view facts about DCTAG's success, please visit DCTAG Reports.
Applying for DCTAG
You may apply for DCTAG using the online DC OneApp application.