Opportunity Scholarship

Fairmont State University has expanded scholarship offerings for all WV residents. The Opportunity Scholarship gives high school seniors who meet the criteria additional dollars to assist in covering their tuition and required fees. FSU provides many opportunities for high achieving students, from first-class student services to participating in the Honors Program to interacting with faculty who are respected experts in their fields.


To be considered for the Opportunity Scholarship you must:
  • Be a WV resident
  • Be entering Fairmont State University as a first time freshmen (no prior college beyond high school)
  • Complete your FSU admissions file (general application, high school transcript, test scores) prior to entry to Fairmont State University


How do you qualify?

       GPA          ACT          SAT          Award Amount

  • 2.0            18^           950^            $500
  • 3.0            22^          1100^           $1,500
  • 3.0            26^          1240^           $2,000
  • 3.0            30^          1390^           $2,500


How do I renew the scholarship?
  • Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of a 3.0 at the end of each academic year.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours must be obtained each academic year of enrollment (fall, spring, and summer).
  • It can only be awarded up to eight semesters.


The Opportunity Scholarship in addition to other scholarships cannot exceed the base tuition and fees for any student. Students who are admitted by 'exception' are not eligible for the scholarship.  


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 2022-2023 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




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:  003812