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DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

Students & Families | Colleges & Universities | DC Community


The deadline to apply and submit all documents for DCTAG is Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Please note: The DCTAG office will have three days with extended office hours for applicants in June 2019:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.)

DCTAG office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. all other work days in June (Mondays, and Wednesday-Friday).


The DCTAG team is excited to share information with you about how you can use DCTAG to decrease the cost of college if you are an eligible DC student.

Students and families should explore the eligibility information and frequently asked questions on the Students & Families page. College access providers and other groups that directly support students will also find this information useful. Colleges & Universities that partner with DCTAG to manage awards can find information on partnership agreements and the disbursement process on their page. If you are a community member interested in DCTAG reports and data, please visit the DC Community page.

Important Updates

The DCTAG application (the OneApp) opens on Feb. 1 each year. The DCTAG OneApp will close and all supporting documents must be submitted by Monday, July 1, 2019, 3 p.m. because the DCTAG deadline (June 30) falls on Sunday this year. Check here for more information about the OneApp.

Please note, the information on DCTAG Maximum Income for new applicants was updated to reflect new legislation on March 4, 2019. If you have questions, please contact your DCTAG Counselor.


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.

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.

Service Contact: 
Kenneth McGhee, DCTAG Director
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 481-3946
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
Fifth Floor
Service Location: 

1050 First Street, NE

GIS Address: 
1050 First Street, NE