What is the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG)?
DC TAG is a grant that allows District of Columbia (DC) residents to attend any public institution in the nation as if they are a resident of the school's state. The student will be required to pay the in-state tuition rate and the DC TAG will pay the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition up to $10,000 a year with a lifetime maximum of $50,000 and/or six (6) years.
Who is eligible for the DC TAG?
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the DC TAG:
- Domicile in the District of Columbia for at least 12 months prior to the beginning of their freshman year of college.
- U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Enrolled at least half-time in an approved undergraduate or certificate program.
- Meet and maintain the college's satisfactory academic progress.
How do I apply for the DC TAG?
Provide a certified copy of the most recent DC Income Tax Return (D-40), and various forms of domicile verification including TANF, SSI, or SSDI.
Provide copies of two (2) utility bills.
Provide high school transcript or a GED certificate; and college transcripts for renewal applicants.