Financial Aid 101 Guide

CFWV's Financial Aid 101 guide provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of financial aid, with an emphasis on scholarship and grant programs funded by the State of West Virginia.


  • Intro to financial aid: the basics of financial aid and paying for college
  • Paying for college: calculating costs and paying the bill
  • West Virginia programs: funds provided and managed by the State of West Virginia
  • Planning timeline: important dates, deadlines and tasks
  • Aid for adult students: a guide for students ages 25 and older
  • Financial aid lingo: common terms and phrases

Downloadable Resources:

Financial Aid 101 - Full Brochure

Financial Aid 101 - Condensed Brochure

Financial Aid 101 - Spanish Translation