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2020-21 TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION
— IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS —
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, applica-
tion 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 insufficient to fully award all students, it is possible that the spring award will be adjusted and late applicants will
receive no award. The college financial aid office will have the most current information about the expected maximum award. See below for the
catego-ries and prioritization of awards.
Students must meet all the eligibility requirements set forth by the General Assembly, Sections 23.1-628 through 635 of the Code of Virginia
and in the VT
AG regulations, 8 VAC 40-71. All requirements are not specied in this application. The basic eligibility requirements are:
• Domiciled resident of Virginia for at least one year prior to receiving VTAG or dependent of certain military personnel.
[A student who is in Virginia primarily to attend college is not considered to be a domiciled resident.]
• Enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible institution in an eligible degree program.
[For speciﬁcs on “full-time” or “eligible degree program,” please contact your institution’s ﬁnancial aid ofﬁce.]
• A completed VTAG application submitted to your institution’s nancial aid ofce.
• Beginning fall 2020, new and former students enrolled in an online education or distance learning program are not eligible to receive a
VTAG award. However, students enrolled in online education or distance learning programs during 2019-20 academic year shall remain
eligible to receive awards pursuant to current eligibility criteria.
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION CRITERIA
Conditions for reduction of the award amount and eligibility are described in program regulations. If funds are not sufcient 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 subsequent 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,
2020. 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, 2020.
• 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, 2020.
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 and no more than four years for eligible undergraduate programs and post-
undergraduate programs in medicine and pharmacy. Recipients of the awards have the responsibility 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.
*** If you have further questions regarding VTAG, please contact your institution’s financial aid office. ***
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Edward Via Virginia College of Hampden-Sydney College Randolph College
Averett University Osteopathic Medicine Hampton University Randolph-Macon College
Blueeld College Emory & Henry College Hollins University Regent University
Bridgewater College Ferrum College Liberty University Roanoke College
Christendom College George Washington University Mary Baldwin University Shenandoah University
Sweet Briar College
University of Lynchburg
University of Richmond
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Eastern Mennonite University (VA campus only) Marymount University Southern Virginia University Washington & Lee University
Graduate Students: As of July 1, 2009, only students enrolled in graduate programs in the health professions -- as certiﬁed by a 51 series CIP code -- are eligible to receive VTAG.
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