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.
- The DCTAG application (the OneApp) opens Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The application will support students applying to receive awards for the 2020-21 academic year.
- The deadline to complete the online application and submit all needed documents is Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
- We suggest early completion of your application and submission of all documents so that you do not have to wait in line at the end of the application season. You can get more information on the Next Steps page.
- 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.
- 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 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.