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Dependent Education Scholarship

To help even more members of the West Virginia University family realize the benefits of a WVU education, the University is excited to announce the Dependent Education Scholarship, beginning in the fall 2018 semester. 

Scholarship Details
  • Out-of-state undergraduate dependent children under age 26 may be eligible for up to the difference in in-state and out-of-state university tuition for a maximum of four years.

  • In-state undergraduate dependent children under age 26 may be eligible for up to $1,650 per academic year ($825 per semester) for a maximum of four years and with a maximum lifetime benefit of $6,600. 

  • Academic terms covered include fall, spring and summer.
  • Only one application is required per academic year.
  • Some tuition benefits may be subject to taxation. If you have questions about the tax treatment of benefits provided, please contact your personal tax consultant. Additional information about educational assistance programs in general is available in  IRS Publication 970.
    Student Eligibility 
    • Dependent children of WVU, WVU Research Corporation and University Innovation Corporation benefits-eligible employees who are enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students. 
    • Dependent children must be under age 26 and certified as a dependent in accordance with health insurance plan guidelines.  If the dependent is not enrolled on the employee's health insurance, he/she will be asked to submit documentation to verify eligibility during application process.    
    • The student must maintain an overall or cumulative minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • The student must be enrolled at WVU Morgantown, WVU Keyser or WVU Beckley.
    • Graduating seniors requiring less than full-time but at least half-time status the semester before graduation are eligible.
    Parent Employee Eligibility
    • There is no employee length-of-service requirement.
    • Employee must be benefits-eligible.

    Special Note: The WVU Dependent Education Scholarship may not be combined with the WVU Medicine Dependent Tuition benefit. However, the WVU Dependent Education Scholarship may be coupled with the PROMISE Scholarship or other aid up to cost of attendance.  Should a student meet eligibility requirements for a dependent education scholarship from WVU, WVU Research Corporation and WVU Medicine, he/she should apply for the scholarship that is most beneficial to him/her.

    How to Apply 
    WVU Dependent Education Scholarship Application 

    Upcoming Application Deadlines:

    Note: Only one application is required per academic year

    May 1, 2018 - Fall 2018
    November 1, 2018 - Spring 2019

    *Dates are subject to change

    Questions?

    Contact Benefits Administration at 304.293.5700x4 or benefits@mail.wvu.edu.