University of Charleston

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

  • UC awards scholarships each year
  • Scholarships are considered gift aid and generally do not require repayment
  • Awards are based on attributes such as academic achievement, service and talent
  • Contact the admissions department to find out how you can qualify

 

Federal Grant Programs

  • Grants are need based and do not require repayment
  • Federal and state grants are determined by eligibility for need based aid

 

Loans

  • Student loans must be repaid
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan for undergraduate students is available to help parents meet educational costs
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan for graduate students is available to help graduate students meet educational cost. This loan is based on a credit check.
  • Private alternative educational loans are available from private lenders for students whose cost of attendance has not been met with other financial aid

 

WV State Grant and Scholarship Programs

  • State financial aid assistance for WV residents

 

Work Study

  • UC employs students that qualify for federal work-study on and off campus throughout the year