Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship

Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship

The Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship is Fairmont State’s premier academic scholarship.  This competitive scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board for on-campus students, and a $500/per semester book scholarship for the on-campus Bound for Success Bookstore.  

To compete for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a West Virginia student who is a member of the class of 2021.
  • Be a PROMISE Scholarship recipient.
  • Submit a completed Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship application and essay.
  • Complete your admissions file (general application, high school transcript, test scores) prior to deadline.
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Have ACT composite of 26 or higher or 1190 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math scores taken prior to March 2016) or 1260 SAT total score (taken March 2016 and after).
  • Participate in on-campus interviews.

First year recipients must maintain an overall GPA of a 2.75 at the end of their first year. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required for renewal during subsequent years. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be obtained each year of enrollment for renewal. The Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship can only be awarded up to eight semesters.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator
Fairmont State is pleased to provide the student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend FSU.  Results are based on 2020-2021 Estimated Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Fairmont State.

Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Summer Hours Effective April 26th

  • Monday-Thursday     7:45am-4:30pm
  • Friday                        7:45am-12:15pm


Exceptions will be the following weeks where the hours will revert

to 8:00am-4:00pm in observance of holidays:

  • Week of May 24th-28th
  • Week of May 31st-June 4th
  • Week of July 5th-9th


Contact Info

Office of Financial Aid
Turley Student Services Center
Room 303
Phone: (800) 641-5678, Opt. 2
(304) 367-4141
Fax: (304) 367-4789

School Code
When filling out your FAFSA, use 003812 as the school code