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DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) application, or the DC OneApp, requires information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine student eligibility for DCTAG. The US Department of Education has announced that FASFA information, which has historically been made available in January, will not be available until mid-March. To accommodate this shift and ensure a smooth application process for students and families, the DCTAG application will now open on March 11, 2024, not Feb. 1, 2024. The application period will remain open until Sept. 6, 2024

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  • If you have questions about your spring, summer, or fall 2023 award, please check here or your DC OneApp account before calling the DCTAG office.
  • The DCTAG OneApp for the 2023-24 award year closed Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, 3 p.m. EDT. Applicants may log-in to their application at


The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (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 resident.

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.

If you are interested in other scholarships that OSSE offers, please visit: Scholarships and Grants for Students.


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 recipients attend more than 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