Financial Aid
In-State Resident Scholarships

We appreciate your interest in West Virginia University Institute of Technology. As you consider where you will pursue your degree, it is never too early to begin thinking about how you will finance your education.

At WVU Tech, getting a high-quality, career focused education is more affordable than you may think. By applying for admission to WVU Tech, you are automatically considered for our very attainable, valuable scholarship opportunities. The information below is an overview of our West Virginia Resident, first-year and transfer student scholarships.

Simply apply for admission. WVU Tech does not charge an application fee, so investing in a brighter future will only cost you a few minutes of your time.

In addition to assessing your eligibility for scholarships and grants, our financial aid staff will examine a variety of options to make the WVU Tech experience affordable. These include, but are not limited to:

WVU Tech Freshman Scholarship
Program Level Yearly Amount 4-Year Commitment Minimum Incoming Freshmen Academic Requirements
Overall High School GPA ACT Score (SAT Equivalent)
Level 1 $3,000 $12,000 3.5 25 (1140)/(1210-NEW) SAT
Level 2 $2,000 $8,000 3.25 23 (1070)/(1140-NEW) SAT
Level 3 $1,000 $4,000 3.0 21 (1000)/(1080-NEW) SAT

The above awards are renewable for up to 4 years. First time freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours must have at least a 3.0 gpa in the college level courses. GED recipients should have at least a combined score of 3100 (620 average), to be considered for freshmen scholarships. Students must meet the following renewal criteria:

Minimum of 30 completed credit hours per academic year (including summer term), and a 3.0 overall GPA.

Please Note: ACT Composite score, SAT Mathematics and Critical Reading only/Mathematics plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing (New SAT)

West Virginia Resident, First Generation First-year Grant

Renewable for up to 4 years. Students must meet the following renewal criteria: Minimum of 30 completed credit hours per academic year including summer term, and a 2.5 overall GPA.

Please Note: ACT Composite score, SAT Mathematics and Critical Reading only/Mathematics plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing (New SAT)

Transfer Student Scholarship

The award is renewable for 2-years based on student’s continuing status with a minimum of 30 completed credit hours per academic year including summer term and a 3.0 overall GPA.

Dependent Education Scholarship

The WVU Tech Dependent Education Scholarship was established to assist legally dependent children (based on federal income tax returns) of benefit-eligible employees. Students wishing to be considered must be enrolled full-time as undergraduates or admitted freshmen or transfer students on the WVU Tech campus. Selection is based on objective academic criteria and family income information. If chosen, the minimum award is $500 per year and the maximum is $1,650 per year. 

Read through the eligibility requirements and complete the application to be considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Details (effective February 2018)

Incoming freshmen applicants are required to have a 2.00 high school grade point average and a minimum score of 18 on the ACT test, or a minimum of 870 on the SAT Mathematics and Critical Reading only/Mathematics plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing (New SAT) to be considered. For renewal, freshman recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA at the end of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Students must also earn at least 24 credit hours during the award year. If you are already a full-time WVU Tech student, or a transfer student, and are applying for the scholarship for the first time, you must have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average on all college work to be considered. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of the spring semester.

The scholarship is awarded for eight undergraduate semesters, or a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. Dependents of employees hired after February 1 are only eligible for future years and cannot apply for the upcoming fall semester.

Students who are eligible to have their scholarship renewed must submit a renewal application. Students wishing to be considered must submit the Free Application for

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 1 in order for the application to be evaluated. The scholarship application must be received by April 1. No awards will be made for summer school classes. Resident and non-resident students will receive equal consideration.

If a recipient is awarded another WVU Tech scholarship whose value is less than the value of the dependent scholarship, the amount of the award may be adjusted, depending on funding availability. If a recipient is granted a WVU Tech scholarship of greater value, the applicant may be passed over, depending on funding availability. Should a recipient receive another scholarship or award after the disbursement, only future disbursements would be affected. There will be no retroactive reimbursement.

All WVU Tech academic scholarships are tuition, programmatic fee, housing and meal plan specific. The ACT score considered is the composite score and SAT Mathematics and Critical Reading only/Mathematics plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing (New SAT). Scholarship funds will not be applied towards books or other fees. Full-time, degree-seeking students can only receive one institutional academic scholarship.

Transfer students eligibility will be reviewed with counting in-progress grades towards the total completed.

Student eligibility will be re-checked with information on the final transcript and scholarship offers may be rescinded if requirements are no longer met.

Non-degree, readmit and second-degree-seeking students are not eligible for scholarships. Students in Career Technical Education and Regent’s bachelor programs and students in certificate programs do not qualify for the awards.

Students who lose their scholarship during their career at WVU Tech have the ability to earn the award back by meeting the renewal standards the next academic year. Each year a student is enrolled at WVU Tech takes away a year of eligibility for the scholarship.

Subject to change: Because of the nature of institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information outlined in this publication is subject to change.

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Important WVU Tech Codes
FAFSA: 003827  
SAT: 5902 
ACT: 4536 
TOEFL: 5902