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W.Va. Higher Ed Commission Offers Assistance Applying for Aid



The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced this week that it will be offering free assistance to students and families looking to apply for financial assistance in pursuit of a college degree.

Students seeking individual assistance can call the Commission’s financial aid hotline at 888-825-5707 to ask questions or set up an appointment with a financial aid counselor. Students applying for the state’s merit-based PROMISE Scholarship must do so by March 1st.

“The FAFSA is the first and most important step for students,” said Dr. Paul Hill, the Commission’s Chancellor. “We encourage anyone thinking about going to college to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after the beginning of the year – and to fully explore the wide range of financial aid options available in West Virginia.” 

In addition to one-on-one assistance, the Higher Ed. Commission will be coordinating workshops at high schools across the state. A series of events are scheduled at 24 locations on February 15th. More information is available the state’s free college-planning resource, the College Foundation of West Virginia.