As a good neighbor, Fairmont State University wants to reward students who live outside of West Virginia for the hard work they have done in high school. A degree from FSU can boost you to your next step – whether that is a career or graduate school.
FSU prides itself on offering a wide variety of high quality academic programs at an affordable cost. The Out-of-State Neighbors Scholarship gives students, like you, the opportunity to reduce your tuition cost even more.
Scholarship recipients will receive a $2,000, $4,000 or $6,000 scholarship which will be applied to their tuition. The scholarship is awarded for a total of 8 consecutive semesters, or graduation, whichever may come first. To see which level you may be eligible for and the renewal criteria, see below.
Scholarship funds are limited, so complete your admissions file today.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
Be a first-time freshman (no prior college).
Be a U.S. citizen.
Live outside of West Virginia (Metro rate states not eligible, includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and DC).
Complete your FSU admissions file (general application, high school transcript, test scores).
Reside in on campus housing.
How do I qualify?
GPA ACT SAT Award Amount
2.0 18^ 950^ $2,000
3.0 22^ 1100^ $4,000
3.5 24^ 1160^ $6,000
How do I renew the scholarship?
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 academic year of enrollment (fall, spring, and summer).
It can only be awarded up to eight semesters.
You must also live on campus to remain eligible for the scholarship.
You seek state-of-the-art facilities.
You’re interested in unique programs.
You want flexible options that allow you to choose the best path to your educational goals.
You dream about seeing the world and opportunities to study abroad.
You learn best from expert, caring faculty.
You’d like to have personal attention from your academic adviser.
You believe in giving back through community service.
You know learning happens inside and outside of the classroom.
You’ll find a campus that’s large enough to offer lots to do but small enough to keep you from getting lost in the crowd.
Net Price Calculator
Fairmont State is pleased to provide this student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend FSU. Results are based on 2018-2019 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.
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Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Office of Financial Aid
Turley Student Services Center
Room 303 Phone: (800) 641-5678, Opt. 2
(304) 367-4141 Fax: (304) 367-4789 FinancialAid@FairmontState.edu
When filling out your FAFSA, use 003812 as the school code