General Scholarship Information

Through the Fairmont State Foundation, and their generous donors, and Institutional funds Fairmont State University intends to promote and cultivate the highest degree of scholarships for our students. The Office of Financial Aid Services administers scholarship aid delivery for a wide range of externally funded and managed merit- and need-based scholarships to our students with the intention of fostering the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body. 


Scholarships for talent and academic merit are very competitive such that each applicant is judged against all others applying for the same scholarship. So, be outstanding! Scholarships vary on whether they are solely merit-based, solely needs-based, or a mixture of the two. Another distinction to keep in mind is the renewal processes for that particular scholarship. Some are renewable for four years but will need a new application every year, while others may only be renewable for your freshman and sophomore years. Be sure to pay attention to your desired scholarship’s renewal protocols.

To Apply

Incoming freshmen are considered for institutional scholarships automatically based on their completion of the admissions application. The priority deadline for completing an admissions application is March 1st prior to the Fall Semester for which they plan to begin attending. To be considered for foundation and academic department scholarships all students must complete a scholarship application.  The deadline to complete the Application is March 1st.  Visit the scholarship list tab on the left of your screen for awarding criteria. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until funds are exhausted.


Numerous scholarships are available from private and corporate sources. Too numerous to list, you may research the many offerings through the use of library or computerized resources.

Other sites to check out are:

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




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