University of Charleston

There are Four Basic Types of Financial Aid


  • 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 and State Grants

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



  • Student loans must be repaid
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan for undergraduate students is available to help parents meet educational costs


Work Study

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