District of Columbia (Washington DC) – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the District of Columbia (Washington DC):

  • American University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Dominican House of Studies
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Institute of World Politics
  • National Defense University
  • National Intelligence University
  • Strayer University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of the Potomac
  • Washington Theological Union
  • Wesley Theological Seminary

List of Community Colleges in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC):

  • University of the District of Columbia Community College
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid in Washington, DC
  • DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

The DCTAG expands higher education choices for District residents by providing grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Currently DCTAG has students in attending over 300 colleges and universities.

DCTAG Award Amounts:

  • Up to $10,000 per academic year (a maximum of $5,000 per semester) toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the US, Guam and Puerto Rico (awards will be reduced for less than full-time enrollment) for a lifetime maximum of $50,000. Awards are limited to a maximum of six years receiving awards.
  • Up to $2,500 per academic year (a maximum of $1,250 per semester) for four-year private HBCUs, nationwide, and private colleges and universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, for a lifetime maximum of $12,500. Awards are limited to a maximum of six years receiving awards.

Elegibility requirements:

  • A US citizen or have an eligible non-citizenship status;
  • One who is attending an eligible public or private college or university;
  • A District of Columbia resident for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the applicant’s first time in college and maintain continued domicile throughout the applicant’s college matriculation;
  • Dependent students’ (under age 24) domicile is established though the parent;
  • Not in a defaulted status with federal student loans;
  • A high school graduate or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) recipient;
  • Accepted for enrollment in, or working towards, a first undergraduate degree on, at least, a half-time basis as a regular degree-seeking student;
  • One who has not earned or received a bachelor’s degree;
  • One who is not a professional or graduate-level degree candidate;
  • In compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the college/university of enrollment or accepted enrollment; and
  • 26 years of age or younger.
  • DC Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program

The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program (formerly Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Fund) provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities. The program is a last-dollar award designed to fill the gap between a student’s financial aid package and the cost of attendance.

Typically, recipients of Mayor’s Scholars funding can receive up to $4,000 per academic year, for up to four years for an associate’s degree, and up to six years for a bachelor’s degree. The funds are available first-come, first-serve, and applicants must re-apply each year.

Recipients of the funds must re-apply for the Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program each year. Details of the next application cycle will be available on OSSE’s website.

Elegibility requirements:

  • A returning awardee of the Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program
  • have a Financial Need
  • A graduate of a public high school in the District of Columbia
  • An older youth or adult learner who passed the General Educational Development (GED) or earned a diploma through the National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
  • You must have lived in the District of Columbia for the past 12 months.
  • In order to qualify for Mayor’s Scholars funds, you must be planning to attend an eligible college or university in the greater Washington area.

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