2022-23 WVGU Bookmark Calendar

Bookmark It!

Welcome to your 2022-23 WVGU Bookmark Calendar! Senior year is a fun and exciting time, but there are some pretty important dates you need to remember so you are ready for that next step after high school. The timeline below will help you know what is due when.



If you have not already, create an account on cfwv.com. There, you can sign up to receive scholarship/grant opportunities right in your inbox.

October 1

Applications open for the West Virginia Promise Scholarship/. The West Virginia Promise Scholarship Program is a merit based financial aid program for West Virginia residents and offers up to $5,000 annually to cover the cost of college tuition and mandatory fees. Students must have both a core and cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and meet the minimum test score requirements on either the ACT or SAT. To apply for the Promise scholarship and to read more about the program requirements, visit collegeforwv.com/promise.

Applications open for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. All federal financial aid programs, most programs offered by the State of West Virginia – including the Promise Scholarship, and many programs offered by colleges require you to complete and submit the FAFSA. You may file the 2023-2024 FAFSA online at studentaid.gov/fafsa. If you submit online, the program will check your data before it is transmitted so that you’re less likely to make an error. However, if you don’t have limited internet access, you can get a paper copy by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (433-3243).


March 1

Deadline to file the FAFSA and apply to the West Virginia Promise Scholarship.

April 15

Deadline to apply for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant. The West Virginia Higher Education Grant is a need-based financial aid program designed to ensure West Virginia students with financial need are given an opportunity to pursue post-secondary education. The grant may be renewed until the student’s course of study is completed but may not exceed an additional three academic years beyond the initial award. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and generally may be used in conjunction with other forms of state, federal and institutional financial aid.

Deadline to apply for the WV Invests Grant, a state-funded grant program that pays toward the full cost of basic tuition, mandatory fees, and academic fees for select certificate and associate degree programs at West Virginia public two- or four-year higher education institutions. Priority is given to programs in high-demand fields, such as information technology or healthcare, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce. This is a last-dollar-in program, meaning it will pay for any amount up to the total cost of tuition, mandatory fees and approved academic program fees not already covered by other state or federal grants or scholarships and institutional tuition waivers.

April – June

College Decision Day events take place. College Decision Day is a celebration in your school that acknowledges those who decided to pursue postsecondary education. This includes anyone who has committed to go to a two- or four-year college, serve in the military, enter an apprenticeship program or any other form of training or education beyond high school. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on students making the leap for higher education.

Txt 4 Success

If you are feeling nervous or have questions about college, don’t worry! You are not alone. With the Txt 4 Success Program, college-bound students from all over the state can sign up to receive text messages about college access. The text messages sent to students serve as general college reminders and advice, such as key deadlines and regular check-ins to make sure students are transitioning well into college life. Students attending one of our partner institutions will receive additional messages specific to their college. Additionally, students who opt-in to the service can text at any time to have any of their college questions answered by a college access advisor.

Sign up here!

Remember: It is important that you pursue some form of postsecondary education after high school. Your school counselor can provide answers to the questions or concerns you may have about higher education. Additionally, you can always visit cfwv.com/ for college and career planning tools, ACT/SAT prep, and financial aid planning.