Out-of-State Neighbors Scholarship

Out-of-State Neighbors Scholarship

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).
  • 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)


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


Why FSU?  
  • 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

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