This program provides a tuition scholarship waiver to offset the cost of the Metro Tuition Rate to that of the WV Resident Tuition Rate to first-time freshmen whose parent or grandparent graduated from Marshall University. In addition, the student must meet the following criteria:

·         Metro residency status

·         ACT composite score of 26 or higher (or SA CR + M 1170 or higher) and H.S. GPA of 3.5 or higher

·         Full-time enrollment

First-time freshmen are automatically considered for this program when they indicate on their Admission Application that their parent or grandparent graduated from Marshall University. The student’s parent or grandparent must be an “active” alumnus or alumna. In order to confirm your eligibility for this program, you must complete the Alumni Legacy Tuition Reduction Scholarship Questionnaire and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

This is a 4-year tuition scholarship waiver program that is renewable if the student maintains at least a 2.0 GPA, completes successfully at least 26 credit hours each academic year, and maintains Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. The amount of the award is the difference between Metro and WV tuition rates. The estimated award amount is $4,310, but is not finalized until academic year tuition rates are established. Recipients of the Legacy Tuition Reduction Scholarship forfeit receipt of any other Marshall University Scholarship or Tuition Waiver Programs. The tuition waiver scholarship may only be applied to Marshall University tuition charges; it may not be used to cover online course fees. This scholarship waiver does not cover tuition charges from St. Mary’s Center for Education and other consortium colleges and universities.