IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:   DO NOT SCHEDULE A DRUG SCREENING UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR WV INVESTS GRANT AWARD LETTER. The award letter will provide instructions on selecting a screening facility and arranging your appointment.

Scheduling Your Drug Screening is Easy! LEARN HOW!
Download our handy instruction sheet to learn how to schedule and submit to your WV Invests drug screening.

Approved Screening Facilities
All drug screenings must be administered at a WV Invests-approved facility. Refer to the map below to find your closest screening facility, or click here for a full list.
Download List of Screening Facilities



Drug Screening Requirements
In order to be eligible for participation in the WV Invests Grant program, within 60 days prior to the beginning of each semester in which funds are received, you must pass an approved drug screening. As required by state code, the applicant is responsible for the actual cost of the drug screening. The drug screening must be administered at an approved location and will test for the substances listed on the table below. A positive result will be reported when the concentration of the controlled substance exceeds the levels identified on the table.

Initial Test Analyte Initial Test Cutoff Concentration Confirmation Test Cutoff Concentration
Amphetamines1000 ng/ml500 ng/ml
Cannabinoids/THC50 ng/ml15 ng/ml
Cocaine300 ng/ml150 ng/ml
Opiates2000 ng/ml2000 ng/ml
Phencyclidine (PCP)25 ng/ml25 ng/ml
Benzodiazepines300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Propoxyphene300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Methadone300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Barbiturates300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Oxycodone100 ng/ml100 ng/ml
Hydrocodone300 ng/ml300 ng/ml

If your initial drug screening shows a cutoff concentration at or above the cutoff level identified above (a positive result), a confirmation screening will be conducted.

If you test positive for any of the above-named controlled substances, you will not be eligible to receive funds from the WV Invests Grant Program for the semester for which you applied. All parts of the drug screening analysis must be “negative” in order to be eligible for WV Invests Grant funding.

If you are taking a legally-prescribed medication that could alter the results of the drug screening, documentation must be submitted to the screening provider when the urinalysis specimen is collected. The approved medical provider will adjust the analysis of the test results based upon the prescription information you provide.

To reduce your out-of-pocket cost, we have contracted with a drug screening provider with approved locations across the state. We will only accept screening results from our approved provider.
Drug Screening Results
The drug screening provider will notify you within 48 hours if your result is negative. For a positive result, notification may take an additional 48 hours. Drug screening results will be shared by the provider with the WV Community and Technical College System Financial Aid Office which will in turn share the results with your institution.

Appeal Process
You have the right to appeal the results of your drug screening if you believe the analysis was faulty. Your appeal must be submitted in writing to the Director of State Financial Aid Programs within fifteen (15) days of receiving notification of the positive drug screening. Once your appeal has been considered, you will receive written notification of the decision to uphold or reverse the initial eligibility determination.

Additional Information


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:   DO NOT SCHEDULE A DRUG SCREENING UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR WV INVESTS GRANT AWARD LETTER. The award letter will provide instructions on selecting a screening facility and arranging your appointment.