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Transfer Scholarships for Non-Residents of West Virginia for Spring 2021

Current scholarship information and values pertain to incoming transfer students for spring 2021 and is not retroactive to previous classes or currently enrolled students. Students entering WVU prior to the spring 2021 semester may have been offered different scholarships and/or amounts. Future students may also have different criteria or values.


Value of Scholarship

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 Bachelor's Programs: $5,800 or $2,200 if the student qualifies for the Metro tuition rate

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

  • Keyser Associate Programs: $5,000 or $1,900 if the student qualifies for the Metro tuition 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 tuition 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 Bachelor's Programs: $4,200 or $1,400 if the student qualifies for the Metro tuition rate

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

  • Keyser Associate Programs: $3,600 or $1,200 if the student qualifies for the Metro tuition 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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How to Apply & Deadlines

No separate application is necessary for consideration. Students must be admitted by December 1 , 2020  to the WVU Morgantown, Beckley, or Keyser campus as an incoming, first-time transfer student coming to one of WVU's campuses from another institution outside of the WVU system. 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. However, current 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.

Credit Hours

Students admitted to a first bachelor’s degree program must have 12 to 115 transferable credit hours to WVU. Students admitted to a first associate degree program must have 12 to 57 transferable credit hours to WVU.

Grade Point Average

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 that the number of transfer credit hours and transfer GPA at WVU may differ from your credit hours and GPA from 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 Transfer Scholarships for subsequent academic years, all scholars are required to have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year and  earn at least 30 credit hours during the academic year (fall, spring, and summer).

Please note that students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year. Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 earned credit hours per academic year.

Students are notified at the end of the spring semester if these requirements have not been met. Students who are falling below the standards at the end of the spring semester may use summer classes to attempt to up deficiencies in earned hours and/or to improve the overall GPA in order to regain their scholarship renewal eligibility. Visit our  Renewal Requirements page for more information about scholarship renewal.

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