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2021-22 TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION
— IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS —
This document contains important information for all students par ticipating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) program
administered by the institutions and the State Council of Higher Education for V irginia (SCHEV). It also provides details on the eligibility
requirements, application deadlines, and criteria for award distributions. Please read this document carefully.
The Commonwealth of Virginia provides VTAG as a non need-based grant for V irginia residents attending a participating Virginia private
college or university. While the maximum award is authorized each biennium, the amount is not guaranteed and can vary annually. The
amount of each academic year’s award is determined by the available funding and the total number of eligible applicants. If funding is
insufcient 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 ofce 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, Sections 23.1-628 through 635 of the Code of Virginia
and in the VTAG regulations, 8 VAC 40-71. All requirements are not speciﬁed in this application. The basic eligibility requirements are:
• Domiciled resident of V irginia for at least one year prior to receiving VTAG or a dependent of eligible military personnel.
• 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 with the fall of 2020, new incoming students enrolled in an online education or distance lear ning program are not eligible to receive
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
• Category 1: Returning students who received a VTAG award in the previous scal year. This categor y 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,
2021. This categor y 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, 2021.
• 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, 2021.
After the March verication of actual spring term enrollments, SCHEV will determine the nal award amounts for categor y 1 and 2 applicants.
If necessary, the spring amount will be adjusted. Awards, if any, for categor y 3 and 4 applicants cannot be determined until mid-spring.
Total suppor t 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 year s. 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 nancial aid oce. ***
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Edward Via Virginia College of Hampden-Sydney College Randolph College Sweet Briar College
Averett University Osteopathic Medicine Hampton University Randolph-Macon College University of Lynchburg
Blueeld College Emory & Henry College Hollins University Regent University University of Richmond
Bridgewater College Ferrum College Liberty University Roanoke College Virginia Union University
Christendom College George Washington University Mary Baldwin University Shenandoah 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 cer tiﬁed by a 51 series CIP code -- are eligible to receive VTAG.
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