Virginia Grants and Scholarships

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.  Please keep in mind that the VTAG is subject to change based on State budgetary needs.

The deadline to apply for VTAG for the 2016-17 academic year has passed. The current upcoming deadline to apply for VTAG (Category 2) for the 2017-18 academic year is July 31, 2017.

2016-17 Award amount:

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

The general eligibility criteria include:

  • 2017-18 VTAG Application for students enrolling in Fall 2017 or later
  • 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
  • VTAG Fact Sheet

Students may submit their VTAG Application to the Financial Aid Office by fax, email or mail.

Fax: (434) 582-2053

Liberty University Financial Aid Office, MSC Box 710282
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Undergraduate Degree Programs and VTAG

VTAG eligibility based on degree programs is subject to change (June 19, 2015).

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: 

  • 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)

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)

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

The 2016-17 application is not yet available.

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.