Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program for Virginia Residents

Application deadline: July 31 (A valid application must be on file to be eligible).
Eligibility requirements: Full-time, degree-seeking students who are Virginia residents
Limit of Award: Eight semesters

Download TAG Application (PDF )

The Tuition Assistance Grant or “TAG” is available to Virginia residents who are enrolled full-time at Mary Baldwin College or other select private colleges located in the State of Virginia. Residency for dependent students is based on residency of their parents. The award is limited to eight semesters of eligibility.

To assure consideration, a student must file the TAG application with MBC by July 31 preceding full-time enrollmentin the fall. The application must be approved using the processing software issued by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). If not approved, the student will be advised of required information to complete the application process or will be rejected by our office. A student has the right to appeal any rejection by our office to SCHEV. Information on how to appeal will be included in any letter of rejection.

*The State gives priority in awarding funds to those students enrolled in fall semester and funding is available only for fall and spring semesters. The award is set by the State each year and can be adjusted by the State during the year based on availability of funds. SCHEV has the following priority for awarding students:

Category 1 – Returning students who attend the fall and spring terms, and received a TAG award in the previous fiscal year. Returning students do not have to reapply for TAG.

Category 2 – New students to the institution’s TAG program who attend the fall and spring terms, and who apply for the TAG program by July 31. This category includes new freshmen, transfers, new graduate or professional students, and returning students who did not receive a TAG award in the previous fiscal year.

Category 3 – New students to the TAG program who attend the fall term, and who apply between August 1 and September 14.

Category 4 – All students applying for spring term awards only, and who apply be December 1.

Students who are Category 3 or 4 will receive funding only at the discretion of SCHEV after full funding of Category 1 and 2. Any adjustment in a student’s award will be passed on by MBC to the student. These adjustments should not be expected prior to March 15 each academic year.

Students wishing more information about the program can request an application from MBC or contact the State Council of Higher Education at

Return to Applying for Financial Aid.

Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Campus Employment.