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Transfer Scholarships for Non-Residents of West Virginia

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming freshmen for fall 2020 and is not retroactive to previous classes or currently enrolled students. Students entering WVU prior to the fall 2020 semester may have been offered different scholarships and/or amounts. Future students may also have different criteria or values.

For consideration for transfer scholarships, students must be admitted to WVU as a first-time student at Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley by  July 1, 2020. As part of the admissions process, students must submit official transcripts to WVU Undergraduate Admissions.

For initial consideration, students must be transferring into a WVU campus from another institution.  Current WVU students who change campus within the WVU system cannot gain a Transfer Scholarship.  Students already receiving a Transfer Scholarship can continue to receive the scholarship while attending Morgantown, Keyser, or Beckley.  Scholarship values differ depending on campus and will be adjusted as students change campuses within the WVU system.

Value

Transfer Scholarship Level 1 for Non-West Virginia Residents 
Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $11,000
  • Beckley: $8,500
  • Keyser: $5,800 or $2,200 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $5,000 or $1,900 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have the scholarship reduced to the annual values listed below or removed from their financial aid offer, if the student previously qualified for the Metro rate. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Transfer Scholarship will not be increased or reinstated.

  • Morgantown: $3,000
  • Beckley: $2,400
  • Keyser: $1,500 (bachelor's) and $550 (associate)

Transfer Scholarship Level 2 for Non-West Virginia Residents 
Scholarship values differ depending on the campus and will be adjusted accordingly as students change campuses within the WVU system.

The following amounts are per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree – whichever comes first.

  • Morgantown: $8,000
  • Beckley: $6,000
  • Keyser: $4,200 or $1,400 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

The following amounts are per year for up to two undergraduate years or completion of an associate degree – whichever comes first.

  • Keyser: $3,600 or $1,200 if the student qualifies for the Metro rate

Non-resident students receiving this level of scholarship who change to in-state tuition rates through programs such as Ohio Tuition Reciprocity or Veteran status (or who change to in-state tuition rates through any other program) will have this scholarship removed from their financial aid offer. If a student changes back to non-resident tuition rates, the Transfer Scholarship will not be reinstated.

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Criteria for Consideration

Must be an incoming first-time transfer student coming to a WVU campus from another institution. Students admitted to a 1st bachelor’s degree program must have 12 to 115 transferable credit hours to WVU. Students admitted to a 1st associate degree program must have 12-57 transferrable credit hours to WVU.

For the Transfer Scholarship Level 1, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.5. 

For the Transfer Scholarship Level 2, students must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0. 

The Transfer GPA is calculated by WVU Admissions based on a review of transcripts received from prior institutions. The credit hours and grades for transfer courses accepted by WVU are converted into WVU’s semester and grading systems. Be aware the number of transfer credit hours and transfer GPA at WVU may differ from your credit hours and GPA at your prior institution. 

Transfer Scholarships will be adjusted or removed from the financial aid offer as additional transcripts arrive and are evaluated by WVU Admissions, based on the updated number of transferable credits and updated transfer GPA. 

  • If the number of transferable credit hours exceeds the maximum (115 for bachelor’s, 57 for associate), the Transfer Scholarship will be removed from the financial aid offer.
  • The Transfer Level 1 Scholarship offer will change to the Level 2 offer if the transfer GPA drops below 3.5 but remains at least 3.0. 
  • We will continue to honor Transfer Level 2 Scholarship offers made to students whose transfer GPA drops below 3.0 after the initial offer if the transfer GPA remains at least 2.75 after all transcripts are received.
  • Transfer Scholarships will be removed from the financial aid offer if the transfer GPA drops below 2.75.

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Renewal Information

To renew the Transfer Scholarship for future academic years, all students must have a minimum number of 30 earned hours per academic year.

For the Transfer Level 1 Scholarship, students must also have a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of each academic year.  

For the Transfer Level 2 Scholarship, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 at the end of each academic year. 

Students are notified in writing at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met. Summer school may be used to attempt to make up earned hours and/or to improve the overall GPA.

Review  renewal requirements for all scholarships 

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