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The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

This grant is designed to provide assistance to Virginia domiciled residents attending Liberty University.

VTAG award projections will always be estimated awards until a final State budget is approved and passed.  For example, the 2014-15 estimate of $3,200 was reduced to $3,100 on July 30, 2014.  Please keep in mind that the VTAG is subject to change based on State budgetary needs.

Estimated Award amount:

  • Estimated at $3,100 for eligible undergraduate students for 2015-16
  • Estimated at $1,550 for eligible graduate students for 2015-16

The general eligibility criteria include:

  • Complete the 2015-16 VTAG Application
  • Must be a Virginia domiciled resident
  • Must not have moved to Virginia for the purposes 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 have previously received VTAG do not need to submit a new application. Only students who have not received VTAG or are moving from undergraduate to graduate or who have broken enrollment should re-apply. 
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change
  • Domicile Brochure from SCHEV

Undergraduate Degree Programs and VTAG

VTAG eligibility based on degree programs is subject to change.

Some programs are NOT eligible for VTAG funds from the State of Virginia. Ineligible programs (known as CIP Code 39 programs: Theology and Religious Vocations) include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Intercultural Studies (ICST)
  • Intercultural Studies: Language Acquisition (ICLA)
  • Intercultural Studies: Missionary (ICMD)
  • Pastoral Training (LBIP)
  • Church Ministries: Women's Ministries (LBIW)
  • Church Ministries: Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Ministry (CHAD)
  • Church Ministries: Pastoral Leadership (CHPL)
  • Church Ministries: Women's Ministries (CHWM)
  • Church Ministries: Worship (CHWR)
  • Church Ministries: Youth Ministries (CHYM)
  • Biblical Studies (LBIB)
  • Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition (PAST)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Biblical (WRBI)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Biblical Studies (WRBB)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Christian Music Artist and Songwriter (WRSW)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Cinematic Art (WRCI)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Business (WRBU and WRBN)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Intercultural (WRCC)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Pastoral (WRPL)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Pastoral Leadership (WRPR)
  • Worship and Music Ministry (WRSP)
  • Music and Worship: Worship Tech (WRTC)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Theater Ministries (WRTM)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Theater Minor (WRTH) and Theater Major (WRTM)
  • Worship and Music Studies: Worship Leader (WRWL)
  • 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)

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: Biblical Studies (PHIB)
  • Philosophy and Religion: Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Religion: Biblical Counseling (RLBC)
  • Religion: Biblical Studies (RLBS)
  • Religion: Children's Ministry (RLCM)
  • Religion (RLGN)
  • Religion: Intercultural Studies (RLMI)
  • Religion: Global Studies (GLST)
  • Religion: Pastoral Leadership (RLPM)
  • Religion: Women's Ministries (RLWM)
  • Religion: Youth Ministries (RLYM)

Graduate Degree Programs and VTAG

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

Graduate Students

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) regulations require all graduate students to be enrolled in at least nine credit hours per term at the graduate level.

Tobacco Region Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

New undergraduate students for Fall 2015 who are permanent residents for at least 12 months from the following counties and cities may be eligible for this award:

  • Counties: Amelia, Appomattox, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Franklin, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and Sussex
  • Cities: Bedford, Danville, Emporia, and Martinsville

Students may receive up to $100 per semester credit hour in aid.  For additional details and application, please visit this link.