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Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program


smallwarningsignTHE COMPLETED VTAG APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR INSTITUTION'S FINANCIAL AID OFFICE.

General Description and Purpose

Established in 1972, the Tuition Assistance Grant Program (VTAG) is designed to assist Virginia residents who attend accredited private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Virginia for other than religious training or theological education. The VTAG is authorized in § 23.1-628 of the Code of Virginia as the Tuition Assistance Grant Act.

Application Process

Applications may be acquired from the financial aid office of the private institution the student plans to attend. Completed applications must be submitted to the financial aid office of the institution on, or before, July 31 prior to the fall semester of enrollment. Applications submitted after July 31, but no later than December 1, will be considered for an award only if funds are available.

Eligibility

While this page does not cover all of the eligibility requirements, the basic criteria are:

  • Be a domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia § 23.1-502 and augmented by the Domicile Guidelines;
  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student; and
  • Be enrolled at an eligible institution pursuing an eligible degree that is not in religious training or theological education. Eligible graduate programs are limited to those in a health-related professional program, designated by the 51 series of programs under the NCES Classification of Instructional Programs.        

Eligible Institutions

  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • Averett University
  • Bluefield College
  • Bridgewater College
  • Christendom College
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Ferrum College
  • George Washington University (VA campus only)
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Liberty University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount University
  • Randolph College
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Regent University
  • Roanoke College
  • Shenandoah University
  • Southern Virginia University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Washington & Lee University

Awards

The award amount is based on the number of eligible students and the amount of funds appropriated by the General Assembly.
Maximum 2017-18 Annual Award:  Undergraduate= $3,300   Graduate= $1,650

Renewal

Awards are renewed provided that the student continues to meet eligibility requirements and has not exceeded the maximum number of years of eligibility.

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