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Aid Programs

A student must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal student aid. The U. S. Department of Education uses the information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federal funds. For West Virginia residents, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission also uses the information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for state funds. The West Virginia State University Office of Student Financial Assistance reviews this information to complete Financial Aid Awards to students.
Type of Aid Repayment Required Program Details and Requirements Annual Amount
Federal Pell Grant No Award based on financial need: EFC between $0 and $5,273
Available to undergraduate students.
Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Up to $5,500
proportionate to enrollment status
Federal SEOG Grant No For undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.
Pell Grant recipients take priority.
Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
$100-$1,200
Fund availability varies annually
Federal Work Study No Money earned while attending school
For undergraduate students.
Apply in Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
$100-$4,200
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Yes U.S. Dept. of Ed. pays interest while borrower is in school and during six month grace and deferment periods.
Student must be enrolled at least half-time and have financial need.
Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
$3,500-Freshman
$4,500-Sophomore
$5,500-Junior/Senior
*May be reduced based on annual need.
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Yes Interest accrues while borrower is enrolled and thereafter Students must be enrolled at least half-time
Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
$2,000-Undergraduate, Dependent
$6,000-Freshman/Sophomore, Independent
$7,000-Junior/Senior, Independent
$12,000-Graduate
Direct PLUS Loan Yes Borrowed by Parents of Dependent Students
Students must be enrolled at least half-time
Interest accrues while student is enrolled and thereafter. Payments start 60 days after second disbursement.
Maximum amount is cost of attendance, less any other financial aid the student receives. No minimum amount
WV Higher Education Grant No Student must be a WV resident at least 12 months prior to application. High School Graduate.
Student must submit FAFSA by April 16.
Demonstrate Financial Need (EFC between $0 and $10,000) For annual renewal, student must maintain 2.0 GPA and complete 24 credit hours each academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer)
$2,500 per year/$1,250 per semester
(Non-Pell Eligible up to $10,000 EFC $2,100 per year/$1,050 per semester.
Promise Scholarship No Student must graduate from a WV high school with a 3.0 and meet minimum core requirements.
Student must receive 22 on ACT or 1020 on SAT.
Student must complete FAFSA by March 1.
For annual renewal, student must maintain 3.0 GPA and complete 30 credit hours each academic year. (Fall & Spring)
 
$4,750 per year    
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