The DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program — DC TAG — expands higher education choices for District of Columbia residents by providing grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico.
The grant also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide and two-year colleges nationwide. DCTAG is neither need nor merit-based. Please visit the DCTAG website for more information.
Students who are enrolled in the study abroad program must meet the criteria outline below, or they will not be eligible to receive DCTAG funding. There should not be any difference between the students enrolled in the study abroad program and those who are taking classes on campus. Please contact the office directly to answer any questions.
The study-abroad program is eligible only if all of the following conditions are met and confirmed by your institution.
- Tuition is paid directly to the university, not the study abroad program.
- There must be both an in- and out-of-state tuition charge.
- There cannot be a “flat” tuition cost for enrollment in the program.
- There cannot be a transfer of academic credit(s) back to the university.
- Students must be considered as being directly enrolled at the university.