Fairmont State invites qualifying students from around the world to apply for one of two partial-tuition scholarships which are offered each year. Each scholarship provides a waiver of half the normal tuition based on a normal course load per semester. The scholarship remains in place for 8 semesters, which is the length of time normally required for graduation.
Selection of scholarship recipients is made by April 15 each year by the International Education Committee, which bases its decision primarily upon academic performance. All scholarship recipients are required by the university to provide proof of their ability to meet cost of living expenses while attending Fairmont State.