The Federal Pell Grant is based upon students’ Expected Family Contribution as determined by the Department of Education. For 2015-16, awards are estimated to range from $626 to $5,775.
FSEOG is awarded to Federal Pell Grant recipients with zero EFC. The awards are estimated to range from $500 to $1,000. This program has limited funds.
West Virginia PROMISE — The West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) is a merit-based financial aid program available to West Virginia students who meet certain academic standards. The PROMISE Scholarship program is based on the student’s achievements and not on his or her parents’ financial resources, the college’s resources, or other factors. For 2015-16, eligible high school students received annual awards up to $4,750.
West Virginia Higher Education Grant — awarded to eligible West Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need on a first-come, first-serve basis. FAFSA must be submitted prior to April 15 to receive consideration. Maximum annual award is $2,600.
Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) Grant Program — The HEAPS Grant Program encourages and enables eligible West Virginia students to continue their education on a part-time basis at the postsecondary level. Recipients are selected each year by the respective institutions of higher education based on the applicant's eligibility and the availability of funds. HEAPS grants are eligible for renewal consideration until the program of study is completed but not to exceed an additional nine years beyond the first year of the award.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) administers these scholarship programs:
Eligible residents of Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - Vermont - Delaware Higher Education Grants may apply through their respective state for state grant program. The grant is based on the student's financial need and determined by the individual state grant agency.