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/SAT (SAT Equivalent)*
Level 1 $3,000 $12,000 3.5 25/1200 (1140)
Level 2 $2,000 $8,000 3.25 23/1130 (1070)
Level 3 $1,000 $4,000 3.0 21/1060 (1000)

Effective September 1, 2018, the University adjusted its SAT score requirements for scholarships for the Spring of 2019 and beyond. This does not apply retroactively to currently enrolled students. SAT equivalent scores are those recorded prior to March, 2016.

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)

Effective September 1, 2018, the University adjusted its SAT score requirements for scholarships for the Spring of 2019 and beyond. This does not apply retroactively to currently enrolled students. SAT equivalent scores are those recorded prior to March, 2016.

Leadership Scholarships

In recognition of outstanding achievement, West Virginia University provides a scholarship to first-time freshmen who have achieved the highest levels of honor or leadership within certain nationally acclaimed organizations.

Incoming freshmen who have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT composite of at least 21 or combined new SAT of 1070 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score and Math score only) or old SAT 990 (Critical Reading score and Math score only) will be awarded a $500 scholarship annually for up to four academic years or completion of a bachelor's degree (whichever comes first). This award can total up to $2,000 over the course of the student's education. Please note that the SAT score has been adjusted to reflect test results from the new SAT test, first given in March 2016.

Student must remain enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.

Eligible students must submit verification of status attainment from one of the organizations outlined below (i.e. certificate or letter of proof) to the Mountaineer Hub. The information may be scanned and submitted online or faxed to 304.293.4890. Please include the student name, WVU ID number and date of birth with the information sent. The deadline for consideration is August 1 for the upcoming academic year.

This award will usually be in addition to any other scholarship.

Students may renew the scholarship for future academic years by maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and earning at least 30 credit hours each academic year. Students must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid eligibility.

Organizations:

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.

Scholarship Details

All WVU Tech academic scholarships are tuition, programmatic fee, housing and meal plan specific. The ACT score considered is the composite score and SAT score counts for critical reading and mathematics. Scholarship funds will not be applied towards books or other fees. Full-time, degree-seeking students can only receive one institutional academic scholarship.

Transfer student eligibility will be reviewed with in-progress grades counting 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, regent’s bachelor of arts programs and certificate programs do not qualify for 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