A federal non-repayable grant made to students based on financial need. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the grant amount ranges from $639 – $6345 for eligible students attending full time. Effective for the 2021-2022 academic year the grant amount ranges from $672 – $6495 for eligible students attending full time.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
A non-repayable grant made to students based on financial need. The current grant amount ranges from $100 to $4000.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH)
A federal grant for undergraduate or graduate students completing course work to become a teacher of mathematics, science, or special education. The student must agree to serve full-time in a designated low-income school for four years, after completion of the academic program for which the TEACH Grant was received. If you do not complete the required teaching service obligation, TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that you must repay, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
For more information, please visit the following website: TEACH
WV Higher Education Grant
A non-repayable grant based on financial need. This grant is only available to residents of West Virginia and normally has a deadline of April 15. Because of the COVID-19 emergency and its impact on ACT/SAT testing and other factors, changes for the 2021-2022 were made to help students qualify for state financial aid. All changes can be seen by visiting the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s website and looking in the “State Financial Aid” section.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Grant
A non-repayable grant based on financial need. This grant is only available to residents of Pennsylvania. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible for this grant. The grant amount usually ranges from $150 to $526 for students attending West Liberty University.
Click here for more information: http://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/state-grant-program/index.shtml.
Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grant (HEAPS)
A state grant awarded to part-time students who are residents of West Virginia. This grant can only be applied towards tuition and fee charges. Students must show financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Students must also complete a HEAPS Application Form for the Financial Aid Office in order to apply. Grant amounts are based on the student’s financial need and the student’s cost for tuition and fees. HEAPS funding is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Programs for Residents of the District of Columbia
There are a number of financial aid programs available to assist residents of the District of Columbia with their educational costs. For information on requirements and how to apply, please visit the DC CAP web site.