Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

The VTAG is designed to provide financial assistance to Virginia domiciled residents.

2016-17 Award amount:

  • $3,200 for eligible undergraduate students
  • $1,600 for eligible graduate students

VTAG award projections are estimated awards until a final State budget is approved and passed. Therefore, amounts are subject to change.


You can submit your VTAG Application by fax, email or mail.

  • Fax: (434) 582-2053
  • Email:
  • Mail:
    Liberty University Financial Aid Office, MSC Box 710282
    1971 University Blvd.
    Lynchburg, VA 24515

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Virginia domiciled resident
  • Must not have moved to Virginia for the purpose of attending post-secondary school
  • Awarded to qualifying eligible degree programs/majors only (see below)
  • Requires full-time enrollment (unless approved to receive the funds at less-than-full-time during the LAST semester of a degree program)
  • Students who received VTAG in the previous aid year do not need to submit a new application. Only students who have not received VTAG or who have broken enrollment should re-apply. 
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change
  • VTAG Fact Sheet

Religious Undergraduate Degree Programs

Some theology and religion programs are NOT eligible for VTAG funds from the State of Virginia (known as CIP Code 39 programs: Theology and Religious Vocations). Eligibility based on degree programs is subject to change. 

Eligible Programs

Some undergraduate degree programs for religion majors are eligible for VTAG funds (known as CIP code 38 programs: Philosophy and Religious Studies).  These eligible programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Philosophy and Religion: Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Religion (RLGN)
  • Religion: Evangelism (REVA)
  • Religion: Christian Counseling (RLCC)
  • Religion: Christian Ministries (RLCH)
  • Religious Studies: Global Studies (RSGS)
  • Religious Studies: Jewish Studies (RSJS)
  • Religious Studies: New Testament (RSNT)
  • Religious Studies: Old Testament (RSOT)
  • Religious Studies: Theology and Apologetics (RSTA)

Ineligible programs 

Ineligible programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Biblical Studies (LBIB)
  • Christian Leadership: Biblical Studies (CLBS)
  • Christian Leadership (CLCM)
  • Christian Leadership: Global Studies (CLGS)
  • Christian Leadership: Theology and Apologetics (CLTA)
  • Christian Leadership: Technical Studies (CLTS)
  • Christian Leadership:Women's Leadership (CLWL)
  • Christian Leadership: Worship (CLWS)
  • Church Ministries: Women's Ministries (LBIW)
  • Church Ministries: Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry (CHAD)
  • Church Ministries: Women's Leadership (CHWM)
  • Church Ministries: Worship (CHWR)
  • Global Studies (ICST)
  • Global Studies (CRGS)
  • Music and Worship: Worship Tech (WRTC)
  • Pastoral Leadership (PASL)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Biblical Studies (WRBB)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Cinematic Art (WRCI)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Business (WRBU and WRBN)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Pastoral Leadership (WRPR)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Theater Ministries (WRTM)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Theater Minor (WRTH) and Theater Major (WRTM)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Women's Ministries (WRWO and WRWM)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Worship Technology (WRWT)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Youth Ministry (WRYO and WRYT)
  • Youth Ministries: Biblical Studies (YMBS)
  • Youth Ministries: Cinematic Arts (YMCA)
  • Youth Ministries: Christian Leadership (YMCL)
  • Youth Ministries: Coaching (YMCO)
  • Youth Ministries: Global Studies (YMGS)
  • Youth Ministries (YMIN)
  • Youth Ministries: Advanced Leadership and Outdoor Ministries (YMLO)
  • Youth Ministries: Pastoral Leadership (YMPL)
  • Youth Ministries: Sport Outreach (YMSO)
  • Youth Ministries: Theology and Apologetics (YMTA)
  • Youth Ministries: Technical Studies (YMTS)
  • Youth Ministries: Women's Leadership (YMWL)
  • Youth Ministries: Worship (YMWR)

Graduate Students

Eligible Degree Programs

Eligible graduate level programs for VTAG are related to health professions and consist of allied health, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and osteopathic medicine (CIP code 51 programs, per State Council of Higher Education for Virginia regulation).  

Eligible programs at Liberty include, but are not limited to:

  • MSN: Adult/Acute CNS Track (MNAC)
  • MSN: Community Track (MNCT)
  • MSN: Nurse Educator Track (MNED)
  • MSN: Nurse Administration
  • MPH: Nutrition
  • MPH: Health Promotion
  • MPH: Global Health
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • DRNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner

Credit Hour Requirement

VTAG regulations require all graduate students to be enrolled in at least nine credit hours per term at the graduate level.