The statewide FAFSA completion campaign is one of the College Foundation of West Virginia’s (CFWV’s) three statewide college-planning milestone events that, along with College Decision Day WV and College Application and Exploration Week, help guide 12th grade students and their families in planning, applying, paying and enrolling in college. High schools that participate in all three activities and complete the required post-event surveys will be recognized in Fall 2019 as a CFWV Champion of College Access and Success.
Featured News: College Foundation of West Virginia sets goal for statewide FAFSA completion
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – High school students should plan now to complete college financial aid applications if they wish to become eligible for state and federal grants and student aid, like the PROMISE Scholarship and federal Pell Grant.
Today, the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) announced a goal to have at least 63 percent of West Virginia high school seniors complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, by April 15, 2019.
The FAFSA is the application that students must complete to apply to receive financial aid for college. Students who file the FAFSA are considered for a number of state- and federal-level financial aid programs, such as West Virginia’s PROMISE Scholarship, which awards up to $4,750 annually, and the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program, which awards up to $2,700 annually. Students are also considered for the federal Pell Grant, which awards up to $6,095 annually to qualifying students. […]