Federal and State Grants are available and generally do not have to be paid back. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to determine eligibility for these grants. Fairmont State currently receives funds from the States of: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. You should check with your state’s education office or your high school counselor to see if they allow you to use your state grant funds in a state other than your home state. For more information, click here.
Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit and talent and most require an application. Students may receive scholarships from Private Sources, Federal and State Funds, or from the Fairmont State. Most scholarships do not need paid back. Click here for more information.
Student loans are available from the Federal government and private sources. Federal Government loans are available to all students who complete the FAFSA. Private loans are based on credit-worthiness and generally require a co-signer. Loans require repayment. Click here for more information.
Student worker positions are available in almost every office and department at Fairmont State. Click here for more information.
DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
Fairmont State begins disbursing awards 10 days prior to the first day of the semester. All awards are credited to the student's school account to pay tuition and fees, room and board, and other authorized charges. If the disbursement amount exceeds school charges, the remaining balance is issued as a refund and checks are mailed to students' permanent address. If a student is enrolled in the two part of terms, disbursement may be split into two disbursements to more evenly distribute the aid.
NOTE: STUDY ABROAD
Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment in the home school for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid. This is not a guarantee of funding. Funding will be based upon student eligibility and availability of funds.