DC Public and Public Charter School graduates meeting eligibility criteria and enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college, university or vocational school, are eligible to apply for DC-CAP Last Dollar Awards, for up to $2,070 per year for five years. The awards are based on unmet need and are designed to close the financial need gap between the students’ resources, financial aid and the actual college expenses. Since its inception, DC-CAP has awarded more than 15,660 scholarship awards totaling approximately $28 million dollars.
How to Apply for the Last Dollar Award?
Submit a completed DC-CAP Authorization Form
Complete the FAFSA and DC TAG Applications
Submit copies of the following: Student Aid Report (SAR), Financial Aid Award Letter, and grades for the previous semesters/years in college.
Note: The minimum GPA requirement to be eligible for the award is a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students whose GPA falls below a 2.0 are encouraged to contact the Retention Office for academic counseling. Last Dollar Award Priority Deadlines are May 31 for entering freshmen and upperclassmen renewals for the Fall.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, Trade/Technical,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 2,070
Max Award: Varies
District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)
1400 L Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005