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West Virginia Invests

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.

You may qualify for a West Virginia Invests Grant if you:

  • Were a legal resident of West Virginia for at least 1 year immediately before applying;
  • Are a graduate of a public, private or homeschool program, or have successfully passed a high school equivalency test;
  • Have not already earned a college degree (associate level or higher);
  • Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Are willing to make a commitment to improving the state by living in West Virginia for at least two years after graduation and completing at least 2 hours of unpaid community service each academic term;
  • Meet the minimum admissions requirements at an eligible institution and register for at least 6 credit hours; and
  • Pay for and pass a drug screening before the start of each academic term.

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