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)

2021–2022 Undergraduate Virginia Tuition Assistance Grants

  • $4000 for each eligible undergraduate student
  • $2200 for graduate students in health professions fields
  • $2000 for NEW TAG recipients who are fully online (those who were awarded nothing this year and other newly entering students)
  • $3400 for those who were once in the “phase-out” group of online students until the completion of their eligibility

2021-2022 VTAG Application

Emory & Henry College administers the VTAG program for domiciled residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia who attend Emory & Henry College. This program is available to students attending certain private colleges in Virginia such as Emory & Henry.

The VTAG is awarded solely on the basis of Virginia residency and applies only toward full-time tuition. Students normally must be Virginia residents for a minimum of one year to qualify; however, for dependent students residency is based on the residency of their parent(s). Students should apply by July 31 for fall funding. The VTAG application may be downloaded or requested from the Financial Aid Office. Virginia Tuition Assistance Grants will be applied to tuition charges before any Emory & Henry institutional aid is applied.

Award amounts are estimated and subject to change during the academic year by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia based on annual budget levels and the number of eligible students statewide during that academic year. Any budget shortfalls that arise at the state level will be passed to the student. Students should continue to apply between July 31 and December 1, but funding is not guaranteed by SCHEV.

Students are limited to eight semesters of the VTAG award as undergraduate students. Any student withdrawing before the census date of a term will lose VTAG funding but retain eligibility for future terms. Any student withdrawing after the census date will receive a prorated amount of VTAG for that term but loses a semester of eligibility regardless of the amount.


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.