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Estimated FAFSA Completion Rates by High School
Estimated College Going Rates by High School

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College Goal Sunday event offers free assistance in applying for financial aid
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | January 30, 2014
Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia students can get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid forms during West Virginia’s fifth annual College Goal Sunday event. College Goal Sunday financial aid workshops will be held February 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 25 locations across the state. Full story...

West Virginia College Access and Completion Project Highlighted at White House Event
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | January 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Paul Hill, Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission), and Adam Green, Senior Director of the Commission’s Student Success and P-20 Initiatives, today participated in an event hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama focused on new initiatives that will expand college opportunity. Full story...

Governor Tomblin declares "GEAR UP for College Week" in recognition of West Virginia's success with national college readiness program
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | September 23, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Tomblin has designated this week as “GEAR UP for College Week” to recognize the impact and achievements of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a national grant program through the United States Department of Education that launched in West Virginia in 2008. Its mission is to help students pursue and achieve education and training beyond high school. Full story...

State education leaders join forces for Higher Education Day
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | March 21, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On March 21, Higher Education Day at the Legislature will be held to recognize West Virginia's higher education institutions and to provide information to potential students, policymakers, and the general public regarding the postsecondary education opportunities available in West Virginia. Full story...

Thousands received free help with college financial aid forms during 'College Goal Sunday'
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | February 12, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Volunteers from across the state provided free assistance completing college aid applications Sunday (February 10) during West Virginia’s fourth annual College Goal Sunday event. Approximately 2,000 people including students and their families attended the event, which offered free workshops staffed by financial aid professionals at 23 locations across the state. The workshops focused on helping families navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Full story...

Governor Tomblin proclaims statewide 'College Application and Exploration Week'
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | September 26, 2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed October 1 through 5, 2012 as “College Application and Exploration Week” in the Mountain State in an effort to assist more students in preparing for education and training beyond high school. More than 70 middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations across the state will host events and activities designed to help students and families in exploring and applying to higher education programs. Full story...