Extended Hours in June
To make submitting supporting documents even more convenient for DCTAG applicants, in addition to our regular office hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the DCTAG office will be open until 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in June and open every Saturday in June from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The 2017-18 DCTAG application is now open and will close on June 30, 2017 or until funds are exhausted.
How to Apply
Important notice: DCTAG must be applied for yearly.
To apply for DCTAG residents must use the DC OneApp. The DC OneApp is the online application college-bound District residents use to apply for funding from the District of Columbia’s Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG). DCTAG provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges and universities in the District and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide.
To apply for DCTAG follow these three Steps:
- Complete the DC OneApp yearly.
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Provide the DC OneApp Required Supporting Documents at the same time
For more information please call or visit Post-Secondary Education at:
810 First St. NE, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Main number: (202) 727-2824
Toll-free: (877) 485-6751
TDD: (800) 752-6096
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. All public institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and private nonprofit colleges and universities within the Washington Metropolitan area are eligible to participate in the DCTAG.
The DCTAG expands higher education choices for District residents by providing grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. 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.