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Summary of District of Columbia Laws

Miscellaneous Laws

DC Tutition Assistance Grant (DC College Access Act-Public Law 106-158) amended by the DC College Access Improvement Act of 2007

D.C. residents enrolled in the University on at least a half-time basis in an undergraduate degree-granting program and who are in good academic standing (as defined by the University) are eligible for a TAG, which only may be used to assist in paying for schools in the D.C. area.  To participate in the program the University must complete a Participation Agreement, fill out a Minimum Requirements Invoice including the W-9 form, and e-mail its invoice for eligible students to along with each student’s personalized Letter of Eligibility.

Institutions participating in DCTAG may verify a student’s DCTAG eligibility by accessing the DC OneApp Financial Management System.  Institutions with DCTAG eligible students who are interested in participating in DCTAG may verify a student’s DCTAG eligibility by requesting the student present a copy of their personalized award letter. The institution may invoice DCTAG after the add/drop period of each term that the student is eligible. The DCTAG is paid directly to the institution, and is paid 30 days from the date of receipt of the invoice.

See DC TAG Information for Colleges which has links to the law and other information.




OSSE DC Page on TAG program***


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