University of Charleston

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 Grant Programs

  • 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
  • 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


Work Study

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