DC TAG We provide college financial aid for District residents who can prove domicile in the District of Colombia. We will post frequent updates about our programs and funding so stay tuned!
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The DCTAG program is the most famous program to the students of the District of Colombia. It provides UP TO $10,000 to pay the difference between instate and out of state tuition at public colleges. DCTAG also provides up to $2500 for Private HBCU's and community colleges. Public colleges have an in-state and out of state tuition while private colleges only have one tuition rate for all students. Call our office for more information!

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08/28/2014
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) | osse


Looking for high-achieving student leaders interested in government, history and public service to be nominated for an educational opportunity of a lifetime
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7 – 14, 2015. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
Principals, teachers and guidance counselors are encouraged to nominate high school juniors and seniors serving in an elected or appointed position in the 2014– 2015 academic year with a strong interest in government and history.
Please visit http://osse.dc.gov/service/united-states-senate-youth-program-ussyp to download the application.
Contact your State Selection Coordinator, Tiffany DeJesus for more information.

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7 – 14, 2015. Two student l…

10/02/2013

The DCTAG Office is still operational. The Federal Government Shutdown has not impact the office as yet!

#TEAMGRADUATE check out these educational opportunities!
07/26/2013
Welcome to Call Me MISTER | Clemson University, South Carolina

#TEAMGRADUATE check out these educational opportunities!

The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are larg...

05/08/2013
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)

District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)

Do you know that DC-CAP and DC-TAG are two different grants? Many students and parents believe that applying for DCTAG is the same as applying for the DC-CAP Last Dollar Award. In order to be considered for DC-CAP and DCTAG funds, you must apply to both organizations separately.

DC-CAP (District of Columbia College Access Program) – Last Dollar Award
•Student must have graduated from a DC Public School or DC Public Charter School (no residency requirement)
•Students are Eligible to apply for up to 5 years after high school graduation
•Awards are up to $2,070 yearly
•DC-CAP website www.dccap.org
•DC-CAP page http://www.facebook.com/DCCAP
•DC-CAP Phone# 202-347-6546 and email [email protected]

DC-TAG (District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant) from OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
•Awards students grants based on proof of residency in DC for at least 12 consecutive months
•Awards students up to $10,000 for public institutions
•Awards Students up to $2, 500 for local private institutions, private HBCUs, and 2-year colleges
•Must be 24 years of age or younger pursing an undergraduate degree
•DC-TAG website https://dconeapp.dc.gov/
•DC-TAG page http://www.facebook.com/DCTAG or Twitter page at http://twitter.com/#!/dc_tag
•DC-TAG Phone# 202-727-2824 and email [email protected]

05/07/2013

DC STUDENTS Looking for 15K for College???
Check out: Association of Legal Administrators Capital Chapter Foundation
Toni K. Allen Scholarship Program
The ALA Capital Chapter Foundation has been granting college scholarships since its inception. In 2003 the Scholarship Program was re-named the Toni K. Allen Scholarship Program in memory of one of the founding members of the Foundation. The Scholarship Program is funded by the Capital Chapter Foundation ("the Foundation”) and is managed by the Chapter’s Vice-President of Community Services (“VP”). Eligible D.C. Public School students apply for a $15,000 scholarship, and the Foundation Directors may choose to award additional scholarships in varying amounts based on available funds.
contact : Paula Serratore
Executive Director
Association of Legal Administrators
Capital Chapter
1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202 419-1538
[email protected]

04/25/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel van Hoogstraten
April 25, 2013 o: 202-225-8050
c: 202-225-8143

Norton Expresses Confidence in DCTAG

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), in response to inquiries from the public and the press, today said that she was delighted that in spite of the economy, the number of students who have applied and qualified for the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program has reached new heights. This is a positive reflection, Norton said, on DCTAG’s outreach efforts and the District’s education system. The spike in applications and expected enrollment, however, has led to concern about funding. Norton said DCTAG received the same funding in fiscal year 2013 ($30 million) as in previous years, but was cut by over $2 million due to sequestration. Fortunately, carry over funds filled most of the gap but that funding has now run out. This is a short-term problem inasmuch as the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget requested $35 million for DCTAG, a $5 million increase. While there could be short-term adjustments to the program, the goal remains to fund every enrollee. Norton said that she was pleased that the applications for DCTAG will continue to be received until the May 31, 2013 application deadline for students, and that she appreciated DCTAG for establishing a new innovative advisory date, April 30, 2013 – to encourage parents and students to submit their application early to ensure it is completed before the, strict May 31 deadline, after which any applications for the 2013/14 DCTAG program year will automatically be placed on a waiting list.

“I applaud the DCTAG program’s outreach, which has helped lead to an the all-time high number of qualified applicants,” said Norton. “I am making every effort to secure the necessary funding and I have confidence that the program will only grow stronger with the use of best practices – as we see with the new April 30 advisory date – to accommodate the increase in students applying earlier.”

DCTAG, which Norton got enacted in 1999, provides up to $10,000 annually toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities, and up to $2,500 annually toward tuition at private colleges in the D.C. region, Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide, and two-year colleges. DCTAG has doubled college attendance among students from the District, and is considered by many experts to be the most important workforce development program in the city.

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04/08/2013

BREAKING NEWS! Over $4million dollars in DCTAG payments have been processed by the HEFS Office. The delay is OVER!

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03/21/2013

#RISE and #SHINE Take care of your #DCTAG business today! Call us for questions at 202.727.2824 #TEAMGraduate! Deadline is May 31!

03/19/2013

The 2013 College & Career Expo at the Howard Theater was a HUGE Success! Over 350 students & parents there taking charge of their future!

11/06/2012

*ATTENTION* *ATTENTION all DC-TAG current and future students make note the 2013 DEADLINE has changed to May 31, 2013. #REPEAT May 31, 2013!! Make a note and get your one app done! #TEAMGraduate!

11/02/2012

#DCTAG will be at MLK Library today for the 4th annual Secondary Transition Fair! #ServingtheCommunity #TeamGraduate!

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10/16/2012

#DCTAG will soon be in a school near you to help you get #FREE Money for college! #BEReady! #TeamGraduate!

08/30/2012

Hey Students , Friends and Supporters follow us on INSTAGRAM! see what we are up too! #TeamGraduate #DCTAGOutreach!

08/20/2012

ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL DC STUDENTS ARE BACK IN CLASS! SENIORS ARE YOU READY FOR A GREAT YEAR? COLLEGE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER ARE YOU #CollegeReady? let #DCTAG Help!!

08/02/2012

A special thanks to @DCMPD and their SYEP students! We had a great time sharing inforamtion about college and the #DCTAG program at headquarters! #TeamGraduate #CollegeBound!

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07/26/2012
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07/25/2012

Follow #DCTAG on Twitter @DC_Tag to keep up with cool college facts and SCHOLARSHIP news! #CollegeBound #TeamGraduate!

07/24/2012

#DCTAG Students share where you are going to school!? #CollegeBound

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02/21/2012

Mark your calendars if you haven't already! We are now 3 Weeks away from the Smart College Choice EXPO!

Washington DC will be hosting the FIRST EVER " Smart College Choice Expo" March 10th 2012 with the 40 Top DCTAG Insituti...
01/23/2012

Washington DC will be hosting the FIRST EVER " Smart College Choice Expo" March 10th 2012 with the 40 Top DCTAG Insitutions! See flyer for my details, you don't want to miss this!

01/23/2012

Lets talk about Smart College Choice... What criteria did you use to choose your college? Criteria that matters 1. Graduation Rates of the institution. 2. Financial Aid Packages($$).. Those should be at the top of your list when evaluating what colleges to attend.

01/23/2012

2000 DCTAG applications have been filled out.. Not even a month has passed... Is your application in?

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Hey DC TAG! My sister and I are lifelong DC residents and, as of yesterday, both college graduates. The financial aid you provided for both of us was vital in allowing us to attend the colleges of our choice, and I just wanted to say how grateful me and my family have been for this amazing program. Thank you for making my education and the higher education of so many DC kids a reality!!