DCTAG provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges and universities in the District and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. DCTAG applicants, who were not enrolled in a college or university during the most recent academic year, as well as new DCTAG applicants who previously attended college or returning DCTAG applicants who missed a year or more of DCTAG eligibility may be required to submit domicile verification for previous year(s).
DCTAG was created by Congress in 1999 by the District of Columbia College Access Act; PL 106-98 and amended by DC College Access Improvement Act 2002 and DC College Access Improvement Act 2007 to expand higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia. Currently, DCTAG recipients attend more than 300 colleges and universities.