WV FAFSA Day
West Virginia FAFSA
Day is February 1, 2024. This initiative aims to
heighten awareness surrounding the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA), underscoring its significance for both high
school seniors and returning college students. The focal point of
this year's event is the unveiling of the #BetterFAFSA that
launched in December 2023, representing a transformative shift from
previous iterations. To find an event near you, please see the
Student Success Summit
The 2024 Student Success Summit will be held in July 2024 at the
Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center located in Charleston,
WV. The Student Success Summit is a collaborative event focusing on
creating seamless and supportive lifelong learning systems for our
First-Generation College Celebration
Colleges and universities across West Virginia celebrate
successes of first-generation students.
Champion of College Access and Success
Champion of College Access and Success recognition
awards were presented to principals, counselors, and staff from 45
high schools across West Virginia for their efforts to inform
students of higher education opportunities after graduation.
School of Excellence Award
Ravenswood High School receives American College
Application Campaign's School of Excellence Award.
College for West Virginia provides free downloadable
materials to public and non-profit organizations
working to advance college access and success in West Virginia.
#BetterFAFSA Info and Toolkit
The 2024-2025 FAFSA includes unprecedented
changes to how students and families apply for federal
student aid and how we determine eligibility, giving students a
better and simpler experience with the FAFSA form.
CFWV Event Outreach
Request CFWV at your event. Click
here to register.
Txt 4 Success
The class of 2024 can now sign up to receive
college tips and reminders via text message by texting
"CFWV" to 304-912-CFWV(2398) to
enroll. Students can also text us for college help, and
a college access advisor will respond.
"Grow your own pathway" into the teaching
profession. TeachWV can help you
define your unique path.
Use the dashboard to see your school's
FAFSA completion rate.
FAFSA Guardianship Booklet
A guide to the FAFSA and Guardianship Process,
provided by Legal Aid of West Virginia.
CFWV Quick Contact Guide
Students, families, and educators: Need financial aid or
admissions contact information to one of WV's two- or four-year
colleges or universities? Check out CFWV's Quick
The West Virginia Office of Veterans Education and
Training (OVET) works to ensure that every veteran,
National Guard member and Reservist in West Virginia is aware of
and has full and fair access to high quality,
ethically-administered education and training programs that can
help them reach their full potential.
Higher Education Outreach
Ready-made social media
& marketing materials for colleges,
universities, high schools & partners across West Virginia
promoting West Virginia's state-sponsored financial aid programs
that offer more than $100 million per year to support students
pursuing postsecondary education. Additional resources cover campus
mental health & apprenticeship opportunities.
Value of College
In West Virginia, college is possible - and necessary. It's
estimated that 70% of West Virginia's future job openings will
require more than a high school diploma. To see how higher
education looks in the state of West Virginia and in your county,
click the image below.