In the current economy, 75% of jobs require postsecondary education or training, West Virginia Invests helps more West Virginians like you earn the credentials to land a rewarding career right here at home.

West Virginia Invests is a last-dollar-in1 financial aid program designed to cover the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and academic program fees2 for certificate or associate degree programs in specific high-demand fields, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce, at a participating West Virginia public two- or four-year institution. With 75% of jobs in the current economy requiring postsecondary education or training, West Virginia Invests is designed to help more West Virginians like you earn the credentials you need to land a rewarding career right here at home.

1The maximum award amount is limited to the total cost of basic tuition and mandatory fees minus other grant or scholarship aid. Certain programs charge additional fees not approved for this program. These fees, along with the cost of textbooks and other course materials, must be paid by the student if other forms of financial aid are not available to offset these costs.

2Effective Summer 2021, academic program fees approved by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education are included in the award amount at 2 -year public community and technical colleges.

West Virginia Invests was created by the Legislature during the 2019 regular session and will begin helping hardworking West Virginians pay for college in the 2019-20 academic year.

The program is managed by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.

How to Apply

Apply today by completing the WV Invests Grant Application and FAFSA by the April 15 priority deadline.

Drug Screening

Wait to schedule a drug screening until you have received a WV Invests Grant Award Letter by email or text. The award letter will specify the dates between which you must complete the approved drug screen.

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