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Paying for College

Future Students

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship at the time they submit their application to WVU. Engineering scholarship monies are limited so early application to WVU is strongly encouraged, but no additional scholarship application is required.

Funding Your Education (Fall 2021)

2021 Estimated WVU Scholarship Amounts. Chart of scholarship criteria and monetary values. Use our linked calculator to determine your scholarship amounts.

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2021 Estimated WVU Scholarship Amounts

  • Scholarship of Distinction Level 1 - IN-STATE: $4,000 | OUT-OF-STATE: $16,000
  • Scholarship of Distinction Level 2 - IN-STATE: $3,500 | OUT-OF-STATE: $12,000
  • Scholarship of Distinction Level 3 - IN-STATE: $2,500 | OUT-OF-STATE: $10,000
  • Scholarship of Distinction Level 4 - IN-STATE: $1,500 | OUT-OF-STATE: $9,000
  • Level light aqua - IN-STATE: $1,250 | OUT-OF-STATE: $7,000

In-state tuition and fees: $9,202 * Out-of-state: $25,954

Statler College Qualifications

These awards are in addition to the Scholarship of Distinction amounts.

If you qualify for Scholarship Distinction 1, 2 or 3 and have a minimum:
ACT Math: 29 or
SAT Math: 680

you will receive the Engineering Excellence Level 2 Scholarship
IN-STATE: $2,000
OUT-OF-STATE: $4,500

If you qualify for Scholarship of Distinction 1 or 2 and have a minimum:
ACT Math: 32 or
SAT Math: 720

You will receive the Engineering Excellence Level 1 Scholarship
IN-STATE: $2,500
OUT-OF-STATE: $5,500

Campus-Wide Scholarships

WVU offers a multitude of scholarships to students regardless of their major or chosen focus. To explore these options and to determine your eligibility, visit Financial Aid.

Net Price Calculator

WVU has a calculator that takes in a variety of factors like location, GPA, and test scores that can 
give students a better idea of what the final financial aid amount will be. Visit the Net Price Calculator
to try it out.

Financial Aid

Financial aid options include grants, loans, and part-time employment. In order to be considered eligible for any form of financial aid, including scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Find out more at WVU's Financial Aid Office.

Renewal Criteria

The above scholarships are 4 year (8 semester) awards as long as you maintain 30 credit hours per year (including summer term) and a 2.75 cumulative GPA.