Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG Update)
The Virginia General Assembly adjourned March 8 without approving the 2014-2016 biennium budget. Included in the House budget is additional funding for the TAG program, which should raise the award to $3,300 for undergraduate students and $1,650 for graduate students in health professions programs. The Senate budget maintained the funding for the current TAG award amount ($3,100 for undergraduate students and $1,550 for graduate students in health professions degree programs). Governor McAuliffe called for a special session on the budget, which began March 24.