West Virginia Invests is a "last-dollar-in" financial aid program designed to cover the cost of basic tuition and fees1 for certificate or associate degree programs in specific high-demand fields, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce, at a participating West Virginia public two- or four-year institution. With 3/4 of jobs in the current economy requiring postsecondary education or training, West Virginia Invests is designed to help more West Virginians LIKE YOU earn the credentials you need to land a rewarding career right here at home.
West Virginia Invests was created by the Legislature during the 2019 regular session and will begin helping hardworking West Virginians pay for college in the 2019-20 academic year.
The program is managed by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.
1 The maximum award amount is limited to the total cost of basic tuition and fees, regardless of program, minus other grant or scholarship aid. Effective Summer 2021, academic program fees approved by the Council are included in the award amount at 2-year public community and technical colleges. 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.
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