This document contains important information for all students participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) program administered by the
institutions and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). It also provides details on the eligibility requirements, application deadlines,
and criteria for award distributions. Please read this document carefully.
VTAG is a non need-based grant for Virginia residents attending a participating Virginia private college or university. Funds for this grant have been
appropriated by the state legislature since 1973. While the maximum award is authorized each biennium, the amount is not guaranteed and can vary
annually. The exact amount of each academic year’s award is determined by the available funding and the total number of eligible applicants. If funding
is insucient to fully award all students, it is possible that the spring award will be adjusted and some students will receive no award. The college nancial
aid oce will have the most current information about the expected maximum award. See below for the categories and prioritization of awards.
Students must meet all the eligibility requirements set forth by the General Assembly, Section 23-7.4 and Section 23-38.11-17 of the Code of Virginia and
in the VTAG regulations, 8 VAC 40-71. All requirements are not specied in this application. The basic eligibility requirements are:
[A student who is in Virginia primarily to attend college is not considered to be a domiciled resident.]
[For specics on “full-time” or “eligible degree program,” please contact your institution’s nancial aid oce.]
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION CRITERIA
Conditions for reduction of the award amount and eligibility are described in program regulations. If funds are not sucient to make full VTAG awards to
all eligible students, a priority system is used to determine the size of the awards. Students in the rst categories must receive full funding before subse-
quent categories can be considered; however, categories 1 and 2 are combined and will receive the same award amount.
•Category 1: Returning students who received a VTAG award in the previous scal year. This category includes transfer students who received a
VTAG award in the previous scal year at another institution.
•Category 2: New and re-admit students who are eligible for fall or fall and spring term awards and who apply for the VTAG program by July
31, 2015. This category also includes returning and transfer students determined to be eligible in the previous scal year, but not awarded.
•Category 3: New and re-admit students who are eligible for fall or fall and spring term awards and who apply for the VTAG program between
and including August 1 and September 14, 2015.
•Category 4: All students eligible for spring term awards only (except those who received the award in the previous scal year), and who apply
by December 1, 2015.
After the March verication of actual spring term enrollments, SCHEV will determine the nal award amounts for category 1 and 2 applicants.
If necessary, the spring amount will be adjusted. Awards, if any, for category 3 and 4 applicants cannot be determined until mid-spring.
Total support cannot exceed two years for an associate program, no more than four years for undergraduate programs, and no more than three years for
all post-undergraduate programs except for medicine and pharmacy, which allow a maximum of four years. Recipients of the awards have the responsi-
bility to notify, in writing, the institutions they attend of any name or permanent address changes.
The institutions and SCHEV do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability when making award decisions
or reviewing appeals; any information requested for these items is for statistical purposes only.
Public Law 93-579, referred to as the Federal Privacy Act, requires that any federal, state, or local agency that requests an individual to disclose his Social
Security number inform the individual by which statutory or other authority the number is solicited, whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary,
and what uses could be made of it. SCHEV, as required by published regulations, requests each applicant for its student aid programs to submit a Social
Security number on a voluntary basis. The Council uses a student’s Social Security number for unique identication purposes in the application and
*** If you have further questions regarding VTAG, please contact your institution’s nancial aid oce. ***
2015-16 TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION
— IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS —
Student’s Name (please print)
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 1 of 4 Update 06/14
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
Eastern Mennonite University
Edward Via Virginia College of
Emory & Henry College
George Washington University
(VA campus only)
Jeerson College of Health Sciences
Mary Baldwin College
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION
Southern Virginia University
Sweet Briar College
University of Richmond
Virginia Union University
Virginia Tech Carilion School
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington & Lee University
Graduate Students: As of July 1, 2009, only students enrolled in graduate programs in the health professions -- as certied by a 51 series CIP code -- are eligible to receive VTAG.