Important deadline looms for WV students applying for the PROMISE Scholarship

Students across West Virginia have been out of school for several days. 

That means many students haven't had access to some of the services they'd normally have at school such as the advice of their guidance counselors. 

There is an important deadline coming up Thursday for West Virginia students hoping to receive the Promise Scholarship. Those students must submit their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid by midnight March 1. 

"For the FAFSA both the student and the parent will have to sign the FAFSA and that requires a 4 digit pin that the student and the parent can receive at the FAFSA site," explained Jon Duffy, Director of Counseling and Testing for Kanawha County Schools. 

West Virginia students who are not seeking the Promise Scholarship have until April 15 to file their FAFSA.

It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the FAFSA. A parent must be present to complete the form. 

To file your FAFSA click HERE

To learn more about the PROMISE Scholarship click HERE

To learn more about West Virginia's efforts to encourage students to file the FAFSA click HERE



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