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WVU System Connection Grant

Please note that the name of this grant has changed. Students first receiving the grant prior to the fall 2020 semester would see the Mountaineer Connection Scholarship or Grant. Students first receiving the grant from fall 2020 on would see the WVU System Connection Grant.

How to Apply

First-time freshmen must be admitted and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the Connection Grant.


The Connection Grant is offered based on a combination of financial need and academic merit. For consideration, students must:

Students must also enroll full-time for the grant to disburse for the semester.

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your cost as well as potential aid eligibility - including the Connection Grant and other institutional scholarships.

Renewal Information

Not all Mountaineer Connection Scholarships/Grants are renewable from one academic year to the next. Some offers were made as one-time only, nonrenewable aid. Please review your Financial Aid Information via your WVU Portal to view the details for your Mountaineer Connection. You can find the details under the Award section on the Award Overview tab.

The WVU System Connection Grant - and some Mountaineer Connection Scholarships/Grants - are renewable for up to eight undergraduate semesters, or completion of a bachelor's degree - whichever comes first. Financial aid for each aid year also cannot exceed a student's cost of attendance.

To renew, students must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours within the academic year (fall, spring and summer) and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 at the end of summer.