2017 PROMISE Award Ceremonies: A note from the State Director of Financial Aid

As the season for high school award ceremonies nears, I wanted to make you aware of a few changes in the way the State coordinates the PROMISE Scholarship awards. In years past, representatives from the Governor’s Office or the Higher Education Policy Commission’s financial aid office have attended each school ceremony to announce the new class of PROMISE Scholars. This … Read More

The College Foundation of West Virginia and Kanawha County Schools host “FAFSA Friday” events

  High school football games in Kanawha County recently included an additional feature: financial aid. Schools hosted “FAFSA Friday” events on Kanawha County Schools’ wifi-enabled buses just before football games kicked off in order to assist families with learning about financial aid opportunities available to help pay for a postsecondary education. During the events, which were hosted by the College … Read More

Changes to SAT score requirements for PROMISE

Changes to the SAT test format and scoring have resulted in necessary changes to the SAT score requirement for PROMISE Scholarship eligibility for the New SAT test beginning with the March 2016 test date. The final test date to qualify for a 2016-17 PROMISE Scholarship award is June 4, 2016 for the SAT and June 11, 2016 for the ACT. … Read More

“FAFSA, Line-by-Line” webinar to be offered January 25

Counselors and college access professionals are encouraged to join us for our upcoming webinar, “FAFSA, line-by-line.” Brian Weingart, Senior Director of Financial Aid at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, will guide you, line-by-line, through the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This webinar is free and is appropriate for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of financial … Read More