WV Higher Education Grant
Up to $3,300 per academic year can be awarded. View details!
Criteria to Apply
Recipients must be U.S. citizens, WV residents (student and parents) for 12 months immediately prior to April 15 preceding the academic year of enrollment. Students must be a high school graduate or have earned a TASC (former GED) or high school equivalent certificate and have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree. Students must file the FAFSA by April 15 prior to the academic year the student plans to enroll. After you have completed the FAFSA, if you do not have a WVSAM Account, you may create one to monitor your WVHEG eligibility and award information. After creating the account, you will be sent an email (may be in your junk/spam) with a link to log in. You will need to update (and complete) your contact information by clicking your name in the My Contact Information section.
Criteria for Grant to Pay
Students receiving WV Higher Education Grant must demonstrate financial need, enroll full time, and maintain a minimum 2.0-grade point average (GPA).
Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours during the prior fall and spring terms to renew the grant and have a 2.0 GPA. The maximum number of semesters or equivalent the student may receive WV Higher Education Grant is 8 semesters (or 4 years).
WV Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student (HEAPS) Grant
$800– $2400 per academic year can be awarded. View details here. Funding for this program is limited; therefore, all part-time WV students who qualify will be considered to the extent of funding availability.
Awarded to part-time WV residents (resident for a minimum of 12 months) who demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.0-grade point average. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States and have a high school diploma, TASC (former GED) or high school equivalent. The student cannot be incarcerated in a correctional facility. Students must file the FAFSA by April 15 prior to the academic year the student plans to enroll.
Criteria for Grant to Pay
Students receiving the HEAPS Grant must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled less than full-time, and maintain a minimum 2.0-grade point average (GPA).
HEAPS grant award can be renewed until the program of study is completed but cannot exceed an additional nine years beyond the first year of the award. Renewal consideration will be based on meeting satisfactory academic progress, and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrating financial need.