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

·         Non-resident status

·         Full-time enrollment

·         Meet minimum ACT/SAT scores and H.S. GPA

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.

Tier I Alumni Legacy award amount is the difference between non-resident tuition and WV resident tuition. The estimated award amount is $8.000, but is not finalized until academic year rates are established. To qualify for Tier I Alumni Legacy, the student must have:

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

Tier 2 Alumni Legacy award amount is the difference between non-resident tuition and Metro resident tuition. The estimated award amount is $3,690, but is not finalized until academic year rates are established. To qualify for Tier 2 Alumni Legacy, the student must have:

·         ACT composite score of 23 or higher (or SAT CR + M 1050 or higher) and a H.S. GPA of at least 2.75

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.

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.