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STATE FINANCIAL AID

Because of the COVID-19 emergency and its impact on ACT/SAT testing and other factors, the following changes have been made to help students continue to qualify for state financial aid:

June 24, 2020: ACT on-campus testing available for 2020 PROMISE Scholarship applicants at institutions statewide

CONTACT INFORMATION: ACT on-campus testing

April 17, 2020: Higher Education Policy Commission extends testing deadline to qualify for PROMISE Scholarship due to COVID-19

March 20, 2020: State higher education systems provide financial aid flexibilities for students amid ongoing campus changes related to COVID-19


FEDERAL FUNDING

West Virginia’s public higher education institutions received funding through the federal CARES Act to offset costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Institutions were required to use at least half of the funding they receive to provide grants to students for expenses related to this disruption in their education. Each institution had discretion on how to allocate these funds.

April 21, 2020: Secretary DeVos Delivers $6 Billion in Additional Grant Funding to Support Continued Education at America’s Colleges, Universities

April 9, 2020: Secretary DeVos Rapidly Delivers More Than $6 Billion in Emergency Cash Grants for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak


CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

West Virginia’s colleges and universities have returned for the fall 2020 semester with varying precautions in place, including mask requirements, thinned out classrooms and dorm rooms, and more classes offered online than in the past. In addition, all four-year institutions completed COVID-19 testing of students and staff at the onset of the semester. Individual campus announcements specific to COVID-19 can be found at the links below as they are available.

Public Four-Year Institutions

Community & Technical Colleges

Private Institutions