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What is the Marshall for All Program?

Simply put, it’s the opportunity to partner with the university to earn your degree, debt-free.

A unique combination of scholarships, grants, work opportunities and family contributions make this an innovative approach to the college experience that will allow our students to leave Marshall with a bachelor’s degree, relevant work experiences and just as important, it allows them to leave without student debt.

What does Marshall for All Offer?

Those participating in Marshall for All will actively earn their debt-free degrees. In addition to being successful in the classroom, students will engage in learning experiences that emphasize financial literacy, career development and personal growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Marshall for All program?

New undergraduate first-year students at each of our campuses will be eligible to participate. Initially the program will serve students of varying income levels from West Virginia and the metro area.

How will students earn a debt-free degree?

Students will avoid college debt through a combination of:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Paid Internships
  • Work Opportunities
  • Financial Contributions from their family

It will also enable students to cover the cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, housing and dining and books.

When will this start?

Fall semester of 2023 with a small launch that will include new first-year West Virginia and metro area students. Over the next decade the program will increase in scale.

Will every student graduate debt-free?

Participants of the program will have the opportunity to graduate debt-free through the use of scholarships, grants, internships, work opportunities and educational programs. Students will be required to complete a FAFSA annually and commit to graduating on time, perusing work opportunities and participating in financial literacy programs.

Is this a debt forgiveness or a free college program?

No. The Marshall for All program will rely on the active participation of students interested in a debt-free bachelor’s degree. The university will continue to meet a portion of students’ needs through scholarships and grants, and students will be expected to contribute to their education.