The WV Invests Grant is a state-funded grant program that pays toward the full cost of basic tuition and mandatory fees 1
for select certificate and associate degree programs
at a West Virginia public two- or four-year institution
. Priority is given to programs in high-demand fields
, such as information technology or healthcare, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce. This is a last-dollar-in program, meaning it will pay for any amount up to the total cost of tuition and mandatory fees not already covered by other state or federal grants or scholarships and institutional tuition waivers.
1 The maximum award amount is limited to the total cost of basic tuition and fees charged to all students, regardless of program, minus other grant or scholarship aid. Certain programs charge additional fees to cover equipment and supply costs and other necessary expenses. These fees, along with the cost of textbooks and other course materials, must be paid by the student if other forms of financial aid are not available to offset these costs.