Fact Sheet: Tuition Assistance Grant Program
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 Chapter 4.1 Section 23-38.11 through 18 of the Code of Virginia as the Tuition Assistance Grant Act.
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.
While this document 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 §23-7.4 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.
- Beginning in 2009-10, 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.
- 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 College
- 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
The award amount is based on the number of eligible students and the amount of funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Maximum 2015-16 Annual Award:
Undergraduate= $3,100 Graduate= $1,550.
Awards are renewed provided that the student continues to meet eligibility requirements and has not exceeded the maximum number of years of eligibility.
This fact sheet is produced by the SCHEV to provide a general overview of the program.
For additional information, view the VTAG brochure.