Apply for the WV Higher Education Grant

To apply for the WV Higher Education Grant:

  • For the 2024-25 award year, submit a completed 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is currently available under a Soft Launch, by the extended May 1, 2024, deadline.
  • A Soft Launch means you may be placed in a waiting room when trying to complete the FAFSA. The U.S. Department of Education will also temporarily take down the application for periodic maintenance. If the application is not available when you try to complete it, please try again later.
  • With the extended deadline of May 1, 2024, there is no rush to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Additionally, FAFSA data will not be sent to this office until early March.

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 first create your password then log in. You will need to update (and complete) your contact information by clicking your name in the My Contact Information section.

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.