Federal Pell Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides federal grants to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is established by completing the FAFSA. Students can receive this award for up to twelve (12) full-time semesters.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education. This program provides up to $4000 per year to students who intend to teach a "high need subject" in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. If, after reading all of the information provided at http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach, you are interested in learning more about receiving the TEACH Grant, contact the Financial Aid Office. This grant becomes a loan with interest accruing from the date of disbursement if students do not meet the specific conditions.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
A limited amount of this grant is awarded annually to students with exceptional financial need.
West Virginia Higher Education Grant
The WV Higher Education Grant is administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Office in Charleston, West Virginia. Information is available through the CFWV site. The FAFSA must be received by processors as soon as possible after January 1 and before April 15 to be considered for this grant. High school student must have 2.0 GPA or GED score of 2500. Students must be full time and meet academic progress goals to continue eligibility.
WV Promise Scholarship
The Promise Scholarship is administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and is awarded annually to high school seniors who meet the academic requirements and submit the FAFSA and state application at www.cfwv.com. Specific requirements must be met to renew this scholarship.
West Virginia Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant
The HEAPS Grant Program encourages and enables needy West Virginia students to continue their education on a part-time basis (3-11 hours) at the post-secondary level. Recipients will be selected from applications each year by the representative institutions of higher education based on the applicant’s eligibility and the availability of funds. HEAPS grants are eligible for renewal consideration. Requirements for a HEAPS grant include
- A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- West Virginia residential status for the past 12 months
- Enrollment or accepted for enrollment in an associate or bachelor’s degree
- Maintain satisfactory progress
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.0