Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program
THE 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.
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 page does not cover all of the eligibility requirements, the basic criteria are:
- Be a Virginia student as determined by 1) meeting domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia §23.1-502 and augmented by the Domicile Guidelines, 2) meeting the military dependent requirements under § 23.1-505 or 3) meeting the Tuition Equity provision requirements under § 23.1-505.1;
- 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.