Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG), funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, provides grant assistance to degree-seeking undergraduate students who are Virginia residents and who enroll full-time during the regular academic year.

  • Full-time status requires at least 12 credit hours per term for SPCS undergraduate students.
  • For dependent students under the age of 24, residency status is generally determined based on the parent(s) state of legal residence.
  • VTAG is not available to SPCS students enrolled in certificate programs.

The VTAG amount for the 2023-24 academic year for undergraduate students enrolled in a primarily campus based program of study was $5,000. The VTAG amount for undergraduate students enrolled in a primarily on-line program of study was $2,500. The award amount is set annually by the General Assemby and is subject to change for the 2024-25 academic year. 

The VTAG application for the 2024-25 academic year must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by July 31, 2024. VTAG applications submitted after the July 31, 2024 deadline will only be considered if funding is available for late applications. VTAG applications are not accepted after December 1, 2024. Students who are currently receiving VTAG at the University of Richmond do not need to submit another application in subsequent years.