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DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

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Special Announcements and Updates

Update as of Nov. 14, 2020: The DCTAG application is now closed.

Effective Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, the deadline is extended for a third time to Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 for completing the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) online application and submitting all supporting documentation. You can read more about these and other recent changes here. Please note: Any references to prior deadlines (June 30 or July 23, or Sept. 7) should be disregarded; we are currently in the process of updating the date on all documents.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, DC Government employees have been operating on a telework schedule. Students, parents and guardians may continue to apply for DCTAG online and upload their supporting documentation. We will review applications electronically and send updates by email.

You can submit your DCTAG application here: dconeapp.dc.gov/user/login.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact your DCTAG counselor. Their contact information is listed below.

Counselor Assignment by Applicant Last Name

Applicant Last Name Counselor Name Phone Email
A,B,D,E Lincois Anderson (202) 719-6646 [email protected]
C Melanie Fleming (202) 741-6406 [email protected]
F,G,H,I,M,N Sirwalter Hemphill (202) 654-6106 [email protected]
J,K,L,O,P,Q,R Tiffany Williams (202) 741-6403 [email protected]
S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z JaiSun McCormick (202) 741-6411 [email protected]

For more information regarding the District’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit coronavirus.dc.gov.


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

  1. The deadline to complete the online application and submit all needed documents has been extended again to Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
  2. Families continue to have additional supporting documentation options related to allowable tax forms. Please review the information on the Prepare page or in the revised guidance document released June 30, 2020.
  3. This year, the DCTAG application process will include two options to submit required DCTAG documents. You can read more about this update on the Apply & Submit page.
  4. Please note: Updated information on DCTAG Maximum Income for new applicants is available. 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 to expand higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia.

Currently, DCTAG has students 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