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West Virginia Department of Education

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									     An Overview of
State-Level Financial Aid
 and Outreach Services




        Presented at the
       FALL REGIONAL
SCHOOL COUNSELOR WORKSHOPS
        October 1, 2009
                      Types of Financial Aid
 •Scholarships
       • Institutional
       • External

 •Grants
       • Federal
       • State

 •Loans
       • Federally Sponsored Student Loans
       • Private or Alternative Student Loans

 •Employment
       • College Work-Study
       • Off-Campus Employment
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
               Primary Sources of Student
                  Financial Assistance

  •Institutional
  •Private
  •State
  •Federal



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                 Two Primary Categories of Aid
  •Merit-Based Aid
  •Need-Based Aid
        –Gift Aid
        –Self-Help Aid




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       Free Application for Federal Student
                  Aid (FAFSA)
     • 2010-2011 FAFSA will be available January 1, 2010
     • Paper version will be available to students by calling
       1.800.4FEDAID
     • PDF version of the FAFSA can be downloaded at
       www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov
     • Electronic version of the FAFSA (FAFSA on the
       web) www.fafsa.ed.gov
     • Student and parent should apply for a Personal
       Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov for
       use as an electronic signature for FAFSA on the web

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                   State Financial Aid Programs
                      2009-10 Funding Levels
                    Program                        2009-10 Funding
  PROMISE Scholarship                                 $45,000,000
  Higher Education Grant                              $34,333,200
  Higher Education Adult Part-Time                    $5,004,027
  Students Grant
  Engineering, Science, and Technology                 $470,473
  Scholarship
  Underwood-Smith Teacher                              $141,142
  Scholarship
  Total                                               $84,948,842



West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                       Funding for Student Aid
     2007-08 Aid Dollars per Various Demographics
                                            Amount
  WV per Resident                             $46
  National per Resident                       $26
  WV per Resident (18-24 yrs old)            $519
  National per Resident (18-24 yrs old)      $269
  WV per Undergraduate FTE                   $959
  National per Undergraduate FTE             $645
                                                                   Source: NASSGAP 2007-08



                   West Virginia ranks 7th nationally with respect to grant
                   aid per FTE as a result of significant investments in the
                   PROMISE Scholarship Program.


West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                           PROMISE
                      Scholarship Program




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                        PROMISE Scholarship
                      Program Changes & Updates
                      2010 High School Graduates
     • Senate Bill 373 adopted during the 2009 legislative session
       created an award floor of $4,750
     • Stabilized program funding; thus, academic eligibility
       standards will not change for the 2010 graduating class
        – 22 ACT Composite with a minimum 20 in each subject
          area
        – 1020 SAT Combined Score with a minimum score of 490
          in Critical Reading and 480 in Mathematics
     • Final test dates to establish eligibility will be extended to June
       12 for the ACT and June 5 for the SAT

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                        PROMISE Scholarship
                      Program Changes & Updates
                      2010 High School Graduates
     • 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
       must be filed by March 1, 2010
     • Application for State-Level Financial Aid must be completed
       on-line by March 1, 2010. The www.wvapply.com website
       will close beginning with the 2010-2011 PROMISE
       Scholarship application. Students will apply through the
       College Foundation of West Virginia website,
       www.cfwv.com.




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                             Higher Education
                              Grant Program




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
          Highlights of Program Rule Changes
             Adopted During the 2009 Legislative Session
     • Eliminates the Application for State Level Financial
       Aid. Provides that the filing of the FAFSA by an
       individual indicating West Virginia as their state of
       legal residence will be considered an application for
       the Higher Education Grant.
     • Eliminates the points formula (GPA x 12.5 + ACT
       composite or SAT equivalent = 45 or higher) for high
       school graduates within five years of enrollment and
       replaces it with requirements that a student meet
       institutional admission standards and have a
       cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
          Highlights of Program Rule Changes
             Adopted During the 2009 Legislative Session

     • Eliminates the March 1 priority date for awards. This
       will provide greater flexibility to adjust priority dates and
       deadlines and to make awards based on the amount of
       funds available and state policy priorities, while ensuring
       accountability through commission and council review.
     • Eliminates the provision that awards at non-for-profit
       private institutions and for-profit private institutions shall
       not exceed the prior year average award at comparable
       institutions. This will allow for flat awards across all
       types of institutions for students with the same amount of
       financial need.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
           Higher Education Grant Award Schedule
                    2009-10 Award Year

   2009-10 Expected Family Contribution            Maximum Annual            Higher
                  ( EFC)                                Education Grant Award

                    $0 – $4,617                                 $3,300

                  $4,618 - $5,100                               $3,000

                  $5,101 - $5,600                               $2,500

                  $5,601 - $6,100                               $2,000

                      $6,101 +                                  $1,500




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            PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                          PROMISE    HEG
                       Philip Barbour High School        26    51

                    BARBOUR COUNTY TOTAL                 26    51

                       Faith Christian Academy            6     5

                       Hedgesville HS                    49    28

                       Martinsburg Christian              0     1

                       Martinsburg Senior HS             66    65

                       Musselman HS                      57    32

                    BERKELEY COUNTY TOTAL                178   131

                       Scott HS                          29    15

                       Sherman HS                        13     7

                       Van HS                             5     8

                    BOONE COUNTY TOTAL                   47    30

                       Braxton County HS                 27    44

                    BRAXTON COUNTY TOTAL                 27    44

                       Brooke HS                         41    48

                    BROOKE COUNTY TOTAL                  41    48

                       Cabell Midland HS                 87    59

                       Grace Christian                    5     1

                       Huntington HS                     62    69

                       St. Joseph Central HS             10     4

                    CABELL COUNTY TOTAL                  164   133

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            PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                         PROMISE   HEG
                       Calhoun County HS                 6   27

                     CALHOUN COUNTY TOTAL                6   27

                       Clay Christian Academy            1    1

                       Clay County HS                   11   23

                     CLAY COUNTY TOTAL                  12   24

                       Doddridge County HS               9   24

                     DODDRIDGE COUNTY TOTAL              9   24

                       Fayetteville HS                   7   25

                       Meadow Bridge HS                  5   14

                       Midland Trail HS                  9   19

                       Mount Hope HS                     4   15

                       Mountain View Christian           0    2

                       Oak Hill HS                      18   33

                       Valley HS                         3    3

                     FAYETTE COUNTY TOTAL               46   111

                       Gilmer County HS                 16   14

                     GILMER COUNTY TOTAL                16   14

                       Petersburg HS                    18   35

                       Union Educational Complex         3    4

                     GRANT COUNTY TOTAL                 21   39

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            PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                           PROMISE   HEG
                       Anthony Correctional Center         0    6

                       Greenbrier East HS                 40   47

                       Greenbrier West HS                  9   33

                     GREENBRIER COUNTY TOTAL              49   86

                       Hampshire HS                       31   28

                       WV School for the Blind             0    2

                     HAMPSHIRE COUNTY TOTAL               31   30

                       Madonna HS                          9    5

                       Oak Glen HS                        19   27

                       Weir HS                            37   24

                     HANCOCK COUNTY TOTAL                 65   56

                       East Hardy County HS               14   20

                       Moorefield HS                      15    9

                     HARDY COUNTY TOTAL                   29   29

                       Bridgeport HS                      74   30

                       Emannuel Christian School           3    2

                       Liberty HS                         20   24

                       Lincoln HS                         13   19

                       Notre Dame HS                       5    3

                       Robert C Byrd HS                   26   23

                       South Harrison HS                  15   13

                     HARRISON COUNTY TOTAL               156   114

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                         PROMISE    HEG
                       Ravenswood HS                    38    18

                       Ripley HS                        46    49

                       Jefferson HS                     69    46

                       Washington HS                    18    12

                    JEFFERSON COUNTY TOTAL              171   125

                       Capital HS                       48    54

                       Charleston Catholic              32     3

                       Cross Lanes Christian            17     1

                       Elk Valley Christian              2     1

                       George Washington HS             109   37

                       Herbert Hoover HS                20    30

                       Nitro HS                         52    34

                       Riverside HS                     29    50

                       Sissonville HS                   31    28

                       South Charleston HS              52    65

                       St. Albans HS                    47    34

                       Collaborative School              2     5

                    KANAWHA COUNTY TOTAL                441   342

                       Lewis County HS                  19    27

                    LEWIS COUNTY TOTAL                  19    27


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                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                         PROMISE    HEG
                      Hamlin HS                          0      1

                      Lincoln County HS                  15    50

                   LINCOLN COUNTY TOTAL                  15    51

                      Beth Haven Christian               0      2

                      Chapmanville Regional HS           19    30

                      Logan HS                           22    23

                      Man HS                             14    16

                   LOGAN COUNTY TOTAL                    55    71

                      East Fairmont HS                   43    19

                      Fairmont Senior HS                 48    34

                      North Marion HS                    40    35

                   MARION COUNTY TOTAL                  131    88

                      Bishop Donahue HS                  5      7

                      Cameron HS                         7      6

                      John Marshall HS                   55    65

                   MARSHALL COUNTY TOTAL                 67    78

                      Hannan HS                          10    16

                      Point Pleasant HS                  27    37

                      Wahama HS                          3     14

                   MASON COUNTY TOTAL                    40    67

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                  School                            PROMISE   HEG
                     Big Creek HS                         2   14
                     Iaeger HS                            1   18
                     Mount View HS                        6   29
                   McDOWELL COUNTY TOTAL                  9   61
                     Bluefield HS                        21   24
                     Moncalm HS                           3   10
                     Pikeview HS                         18   16
                     Princeton Senior HS                 40   31
                   MERCER COUNTY TOTAL                   82   81
                     Frankfort HS                        37   14
                     Keyser HS                           30   46
                   MINERAL COUNTY TOTAL                  67   60
                     Burch HS                             8   13
                     Gilbert HS                          13   16
                     Magnolia/Matewan HS                  3   12
                     Regional Christian School            2   1
                     Tug Valley HS                       11   12
                     Williamson HS                        4   11
                   MINGO COUNTY TOTAL                    41   65
                     Clay-Battelle HS                     5   10
                     Morgantown Christian Academy         3   1
                     Morgantown HS                      127   37
                     Trinity Christian School            11   3
                     University HS                       66   37
                   MONONGALIA COUNTY TOTAL              212   88
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                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                           PROMISE    HEG
                     James Monroe HS                       10    34
                   MONROE COUNTY TOTAL                     10    34
                     Berkeley Springs HS                   20    26
                     Paw Paw HS                            0      1
                   MORGAN COUNTY TOTAL                     20    27
                     New Life Christian Academy            4      1
                     Nicholas County HS                    34    44
                     Richwood HS                           5     23
                   NICHOLAS COUNTY TOTAL                   43    68
                     Central Catholic HS                   39    26
                     Mount Dechantal Academy               1      1
                     The Linsly School                     14     3
                     Wheeling Park HS                     111    53
                   OHIO COUNTY TOTAL                      165    83
                     Pendleton County HS                   9     14
                   PENDLETON COUNTY TOTAL                  9     14
                     St. Mary's HS                         18    19
                   PLEASANTS COUNTY TOTAL                  18    19
                     Pocahontas County HS                  15    28
                   POCAHONTAS COUNTY TOTAL                 15    28
                     Mountaineer Challenge Academy         1     13
                     Preston HS                            44    45
                   PRESTON COUNTY TOTAL                    45    58


West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                               PROMISE    HEG
                     Buffalo Putnam HS                         15    19
                     Calvary Baptist Academy                   3      0
                     Hurricane HS                              73    33
                     Poca HS                                   16    29
                     Teays Valley Christian                    5      2
                     Winfield HS                               60    27
                   PUTNAM COUNTY TOTAL                        172    110
                     Academy of Careers and Tech               0      1
                     Greater Beckley Christian                 8      4
                     Independence                              18    17
                     Liberty HS                                10    26
                     Mountain State University Academy         7      3
                     Shady Spring HS                           29    24
                     Victory Baptist Academy                   1      0
                     Woodrow Wilson HS                         54    44
                   RALEIGH COUNTY TOTAL                       127    119
                     Elkins HS                                 43    52
                     Harman HS                                 0      9
                     Pickens HS                                1      1
                     Tygarts Valley HS                         7     22
                   RANDOLPH COUNTY TOTAL                       7     22
                     Ritchie County HS                         13    11
                   RITCHIE COUNTY TOTAL                        13    11


West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                    School                         PROMISE   HEG
                       Roane County HS                  27   50

                     ROANE COUNTY TOTAL                 27   50

                       Summers County HS                11   21

                     SUMMERS COUNTY TOTAL               11   21

                       Grafton HS                       23   31

                     TAYLOR COUNTY TOTAL                23   31

                       Davis Center School               0    2

                       Tucker County HS                 18   18

                     TUCKER COUNTY TOTAL                18   20

                       Tyler Consolidated HS            22   25

                     TYLER COUNTY TOTAL                 22   25

                       Buckhannon Upshur HS             27   50

                     UPSHUR COUNTY TOTAL                27   50

                       Buffalo HS (Wayne)                0    1

                       Ceredo Kenova HS                  0    2

                       Spring Valley HS                 43   44

                       Tolsia HS                        19   40

                       Wayne County HS                  19   39

                     WAYNE COUNTY TOTAL                 81   126



West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                PROMISE Scholars & Higher Education Grant Awards
                  School                           PROMISE         HEG

                     Webster County HS                       10     24

                  WEBSTER COUNTY TOTAL                       10     24

                     Hundred HS                               7     12

                     Magnolia HS                             21     32

                     Paden City HS                            4     11

                     Valley HS (Wetzel)                       8     15

                  WETZEL COUNTY TOTAL                        40     70

                     Wirt County HS                           9     28

                  WIRT COUNTY TOTAL                           9     28

                     Parkersburg Catholic HS                  6      7

                     Parkersburg HS                          77     39

                     Parkersburg South HS                    79     71

                     Williamstown HS                         23     11

                     Wood County Christian                    5      2

                  WOOD COUNTY TOTAL                          190    130

                     Oceana HS                                0      1

                     Pineville HS                             0      1

                     West Side HS                            10     16

                     Wyoming County East HS                  16     21

                  WYOMING COUNTY TOTAL                       26     39


West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
     Overall PROMISE & Higher Ed Grant Totals

                                            PROMISE Scholars   Higher Ed Grant
         GRAND TOTAL                        3401               3402




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
     Higher Education Adult Part-Time
         Student (HEAPS) Grant




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
             Higher Education Adult Part-Time
                 Student (HEAPS) Grant
     • Need-based grant
     • Decentralized administration
     • Two programs components
           – Traditional part-time enrollment
           – Workforce Development
     • FAFSA required for determination of traditional part-
       time enrollment, but application deadlines will vary
       among institutions
     • Maximum award cannot exceed part-time tuition and
       fee charges

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                          Additional Scholarships

     • Engineering, Science, and Technology
       Scholarship
     • Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship
     • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship




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                       Engineering, Science and
                       Technology Scholarship
 • Merit-based scholarship/forgivable loan
 • March 1 application deadline
 • 3.0 overall GPA
 • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment full-time
   in an engineering, science or technology
   program (4-yr, 2-yr or certificate)
 • Maximum annual award amount is $3,000


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                          Underwood-Smith
                         Teacher Scholarship
 • Merit-based scholarship/forgivable loan
 • March 1 application deadline
 • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a
   course leading to a certification as a teacher at
   the pre-K, elementary, middle or secondary level
 • Must have a 3.25 GPA after completing 2 years
   of course work (due to limited funding, high
   school applicants are not eligible)
 • Maximum annual award amount is $5,000
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     Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
     • Merit-based scholarship
     • Maximum annual award amount is $1,500
     • Must be nominated by high school counselor
       or principal, limited applications
     • 2009-10 average GPA for new recipients was
       3.87 and average ACT was a composite of 33




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                   Efforts to Breakdown Barriers to
                       Postsecondary Education
  •School Counselor Resources
  •College Access Campaign and Educational Portal
  •College Goal Sunday Program
  •Program Rule Changes to Enhance Access to
   Need-Based Financial Aid Programs




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                   School Counselor Resources

     • Financial Aid Administrators available to
       present financial aid workshops
     • Printed and electronic information
     • Financial Aid Management System (FAMS)
       website
     • Statewide Education Portal




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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
        The College Foundation of West Virginia
                       (CFWV)
  • A partnership between the 21st Century Jobs Cabinet, the West
    Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia
    Council for Community and Technical College Education and a
    host of individual college access entities; such as GEAR UP, who
    have broad experience in helping students prepare, apply and pay
    for college
  • The CFWV is modeled after broadly acclaimed college access
    efforts in North Carolina, Kentucky and Oklahoma




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                           Marketing & Outreach
   • Through the creation of a unified outreach and marketing campaign
     (Learn More. Earn More.) students and their families will be
     provided with a single source of information to help them prepare
     for and finance their college education
   • The centerpiece of the outreach and marketing campaign will be the
     creation of a web portal (www.cfwv.com), an integrated system
     designed to assist students in the college search, selection and
     application process




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                           Marketing & Outreach
     • Equally as important as the web portal (www.cfwv.com) is an
       outreach campaign (Learn More. Earn More.) aimed at stressing
       the importance and benefits of postsecondary training. While
       these resources will be available for all West Virginians, the
       outreach campaign (Learn More. Earn More.) will especially
       target at-risk student groups such as low income, first generation
       and other underserved populations




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                      Overview of the Web Portal
   The interactive educational web portal consists of 5
   modules:
        • Career Planning
        • High School Planning
        • College Planning
        • Financial Aid Planning
        • Portfolio



West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                  College Goal Sunday Program
     • Implementation grant was awarded to the HEPC in
       August 2009.
     • An all volunteer effort to provide information about the
       availability of financial aid and assistance in filling out
       the paperwork (FAFSA) to apply for aid
     • 16 potential sites have been identified for the first
       program on February 21, 2010. The tentative sites are as
       follows:
           –   Marshall Community and Technical College (Huntington)
           –   Marshall University, Mid-Ohio Valley Center (Pt. Pleasant)
           –   Potomac State College (Keyser)
           –   Shepherd University (Shepherdstown)
           –   Southern WV Community & Technical College (Logan Campus)
           –   WV Northern Community College (Wheeling Campus)
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
               College Goal Sunday Program
     • High schools and other locations:
           –    Braxton County High School (Flatwoods)
           –    Capital High School (Charleston)
           –    Lincoln County High School (Hamlin)
           –    Monongalia County Technical Center (Morgantown)
           –    Ripley High School (Jackson County)
     • Site to be determined:
           – Mercer, Raleigh, Harrison, and Greenbrier counties




West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
                              Contact Information
    Jack Toney
    Director, State Financial Aid Programs
    WV Higher Education Policy Commission
    1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East
    Charleston, West Virginia 25301
    toney@hepc.wvnet.edu
    304.558.4417 or 1.888.825.5707


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