Tuition Assistance (TA): District of Columbia Residents - DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

The DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG) helps expand the higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia by providing grants toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at colleges and universities nationwide.

To apply for DC TAG, you must complete the following three-part process:

  • Complete the DC OneApp yearly
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Provide the DC OneApp Required Supporting Documents

For additional information pertaining to the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG), including the application process, please select the following link: DC Tuition Assistance Program (DC TAG)

Disbursement of Funds

DC TAG rosters are downloaded by the University of Maryland University College Office of Financial Aid (OFA) once a week. Once the roster has been downloaded, the OFA must invoice the Office of the State Superintendent of Education before the DCTAG award(s) can be posted to the account. The OFA will send a detailed correspondence outlining the awarding, invoicing, and disbursement process.

Please be advised, the invoicing process may take as long as 30 days after the roster has been downloaded. Also, disbursement of funds will not occur prior to the start date of enrolled courses.