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

 

Work Study

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