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Have you thought about attending one of Virginia’s outstanding private colleges or universities, but are concerned about the cost of tuition? Well, now is the time to take action because Virginia residents who attend a participating private institution within the Commonwealth are eligible to receive a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG). The maximum annual VTAG award amount for undergraduates will increase to $3,100 for academic year 2013-14.

Applications are available at the financial aid office of the private institution the student plans to attend. Completed VTAG applications should be submitted to the institution’s financial aid office on, or before, July 31. The award amount is based on the number of eligible students and the amount of funds appropriated by the General Assembly.

For more information about VTAG, as well as a list of the 34 accredited, private, non-profit colleges and universities in Virginia that participating in the program, visit the SCHEV website for the VTAG Factsheet.


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If you are a Virginia resident interested in attending a private college or university in the Commonwealth, you will be pleased to learn that SCHEV recently recommended increasing funding for the state grant program designed to help increase affordability and access to private postsecondary institutions. On September 20, the Council voted to recommend that funding for the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program be increased by $6.4 million for the 2013 fiscal year, and by $14.7 million in fiscal 2014.

The TAG program currently gives eligible undergraduates $2,650 and graduate students in health care-related fields $1,150 annually. The Council’s recommended increase would raise the maximum annual award per student to $2,800 and $3,000 respectively.

Established in 1972 to make private colleges in Virginia a more affordable option for residents, and thus increase the level of student choice, TAG assists Virginians who attend accredited private, non-profit colleges and universities for other than religious training or theological education. This year, the grant program will provide nearly $56 million of financial assistance to more than 22,500 students enrolled in 33 participating institutions.

For a list of participating institutions and other eligibility information, please review SCHEV’s TAG Factsheet.

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Have you been dreaming of attending a private college or university but think you will not be able to afford tuition? Good news! Virginia residents wishing to attend a private institution within the Commonwealth may be eligible to receive a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG).

In 1972, the Commonwealth of Virginia created VTAG as a way to assist residents who attend accredited private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Virginia. VTAG is a non-need based grant and is available to undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in health-related professional programs.

For a full list of participating institutions and program requirements, download the VTAG brochure from the SCHEV website.

The annual deadline to apply is July 31st.

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