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DCTAG is a unique student financial aid program designed to offer District of Columbia residents expanded college choices and opportunities by covering the difference between in- and out-of-state tuition costs at public colleges and universities across the country. Over the course of nearly twenty years, DCTAG has helped more than 26,000 Washingtonians get to and through college; many of which would not have enrolled in college without the program. The DCTAG program is very important to the DC community – from parents and students to our college access partners – we know DCTAG makes a difference.

This page provides information about DCTAG including an outreach contact, select historical Reports and Data, and documents for your reference. Please contact the DCTAG team if you have questions.

Request the DCTAG Team

Please contact SirWalter Hemphill at [email protected] or (202) 654-6106 if you are interested in having the DCTAG Team visit your school or an outreach event to share information about applying for DCTAG with students and/or families.

Reports and Data

Postsecondary and Career Education is pleased to provide the following historical reports. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Data & Reports page and the OSSE Data Portal are also useful resources.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG. This report examines, among other things, the characteristics of DCTAG recipients and steps taken by the program to support recipients, as well as the extent to which OSSE reports DCTAG's performance to internal and external stakeholders.

The DCTAG 2016-17 School Year Data Deck provides information on the DCTAG program using data available as of April 2018

This is a list of colleges and universities (institutions) that have signed the DCTAG Participation Agreement for the award year indicated.

The DCTAG 10-Year Accomplishments Report highlights the accomplishments of the DCTAG program and shares data on DCTAG awards paid, college-going trends of DC students and the program’s outcomes.

Related Documents for Reference

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will provide a selection of documents here for your reference. These will be updated from time to time, and are referenced in the DCTAG pages for Students & Families and Colleges & Universities. You can review other Scholarships and Grants that OSSE supports here – Scholarships and Grants for Students.