State’s financial aid webinar series kicking off Sept. 13 to help West Virginia students and families plan for college

CHARLESTON, WV – Kicking off Sept. 13, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System are launching a series of 20 financial aid webinars for students and families as they prepare for the college-going process.

The series, which runs through April 5, will cover general financial aid information, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and information specific to the Promise Scholarship, West Virginia Invests Grant, Higher Education Grant, Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program, and Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship.

“West Virginia offers more than $100 million each year in financial aid for college,” said Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker, West Virginia’s Chancellor of Higher Education. “Helping students and their families learn more about these options is critical as they look to the future. We reached so many people last year through our financial aid webinars during the pandemic, so we wanted to keep it going again this year. I encourage West Virginians to join us, ask questions, and learn about the numerous programs that make college incredibly affordable and accessible in West Virginia.”

Click HERE to download the full calendar of events running through April. To join any of the webinars using Zoom, visit

Visit for information about each of West Virginia’s financial aid programs. Questions can be directed to the state’s financial aid hotline: 877-987-7664.