Virginia is for Great Private College Options

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When you are ready to pursue higher education, Virginia’s private colleges offer a range of great options that:

  • Are more affordable than you may believe, comparable in cost and sometimes less than large public schools
  • Have small classes and accessible professors who care about your success and well-being

Virginia residents are eligible to receive the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant of $3520 for each of their four years as undergraduate students. Virginia residents in graduate programs in health professions are eligible to receive Virginia Tuition Assistance Grants in the amount of $1760. More Info…

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)

The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant provides annual grants, for up to four years, to Virginia residents who are full-time students at an eligible private college or university. In 2020-21, approximately 23,000 Virginia residents will receive a non-need based tuition grant of $3,520 (undergraduate) and $1,760 (only available to graduate students in health professions programs).

The award amount is based on the number of eligible students and the amount of funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Awards are automatically renewed provided the student continues to meet eligibility requirements and has not exceeded the maximum number of years of eligibility.

Students do NOT have to:

  • Pay TAG back
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Apply for financial aid/file the FAFSA