State Grants

Live in Virginia? Apply for Virginia State Grants, including the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG), to help residents pay for college.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

VTAG amounts, applications and instructions are linked for your convenience from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website. See the SCHEV website for the most current VTAG details

2023-2024 Undergraduate Virginia Tuition Assistance Grants

  • $5,000 In-person Undergraduate
  • $5,000 In-person Graduate/Health Sciences
  • $3,400 Online students (who were enrolled in 2019-20 and have maintained continuous enrollment)
  • $2,250 Online students (enrolled 2020 or later)

The earlier you apply the better for funding availability. The fall funding deadline is July 31 and students may apply. Students may apply through December 1 if funding is available.

2023-2024 VTAG Application

You can complete the application, print, and sign or complete it digitally and send it to See how to digitally sign the application.

VTAG Fact Sheet


Emory & Henry College accepts Virginia529 as a private university. A 529 plan is a savings plan that helps families save for future qualified higher education expenses. In a 529 account, your money can grow free from federal taxes and be used to fund qualified higher education expenses at eligible educational institutions nationwide. Virginia taxpayers enjoy the additional benefit of a state income tax deduction on contributions to their Virginia529 accounts. Available funds are usually based on the Virginia public school with the highest tuition rate. Contact your plan’s state office for detailed information.

Virginia College Transfer Grant

Virginia residents who began a degree program at a Virginia community college after Fall 2007 and complete an Associate’s degree with at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, may be eligible for the Virginia CTG if they enroll full-time at a Virginia four-year college or university by the fall or spring term immediately following receipt of their Associate’s degree. A student must have an expected family contribution of $12,000 or less according to the FAFSA in order to be eligible for this grant. All eligible students will receive $1,000 from the Commonwealth of Virginia if enrolled full-time in a degree program.

If the student is majoring in science, teaching, engineering, nursing or math, there may be a second $1,000 of CTG eligibility. Community colleges will note on student transcripts of possible eligibility. Students are eligible for the grant for up to six semesters, as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA and maintain satisfactory academic progress.