Apply for the WV Higher Education Grant

To apply for the WV Higher Education Grant:

For students who are unable to or having difficulty completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA, Gov. Justice has suspended the FAFSA requirement for the Higher Education Grant Program for the 2024-25 academic year.

If a student completed the 2023-24 FAFSA and qualifies for HEGP, they will be eligible for the award for the 2024-25 award year. If they don’t have a 2023-24 FAFSA on file but are eligible for one of the following programs through the West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) or West Virginia Department of Health (DH), they can show their Department eligibility letter to their higher education institution’s financial aid office to qualify the Higher Education Grant:


  • SNAP
  • TANF
  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • Child Care Subsidy Program


  • WIC

If a student or their family needs a replacement DoHS or DH eligibility letter, they can call 877-716-1212 to request a new one.

Students must still meet all eligibility requirements to qualify to receive the award.

After you have completed the FAFSA, if you do not have a WVSAM Account, you may create one to monitor your WVHEG eligibility and award information. After creating the account, you will be sent an email (may be in your junk/spam) with a link to create your password then log in.

Award notifications for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant are sent to eligible high school students beginning in mid-May and to all other students in June to the email account listed on the FAFSA.