Fairmont State University Launches COVID-19 Supplemental Aid Program

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Fairmont State University has announced the COVID-19 Supplemental Aid Program to provide financial support to students for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. The University will begin distributing awards to both full and part-time students beginning September 13. Students enrolled full-time for the fall semester will be awarded $1,500, while students enrolled part-time will receive $1,000.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been trying on all of us, but there are few that have felt the impacts of the pandemic more than some of our most vulnerable students,” said Fairmont State University President, Mirta M. Martin. “Providing these additional funds will make a profound impact on our students, and will allow them to focus more on their studies, and less on financial obligations. Fairmont State is committed to the success of our students, and we are thrilled to continue to support them during the most critical of times.”

The new program has been made available through federal funding, and therefore, funds awarded will be limited. Applications are required to be considered for the program. However, funds awarded are not guaranteed.

Students attending Fairmont State University for the fall 2021 semester can apply to receive funding through the COVID-19 Supplemental Aid Program based on the following criteria:

  • Be an eligible citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (defined as six credit hours for undergraduate students and four hours for graduate students or more) at the time the award is made.
  • Be admitted as a regular, degree-seeking student.
  • Students with exceptional need will be considered first. Other applications will be considered if there are remaining funds after exceptional need awards are made.

Fairmont State students meeting the outlined criteria may apply at www.fairmontstate.edu/supplementalaid through August 31. The application review process will begin on September 1.

Fairmont State continues to seek guidance from the federal government and will notify students and families as soon as possible if award criteria are revised, as directed by the Department of Education.

In addition, the University will assist students enrolled in the summer 2021 term with an award of up to $500. No application is necessary to be considered for this supplemental summer 2021 financial aid funding.

Summer 2021 recipients have been identified through summer enrollment and are being processed based on the following criteria:

  • Be an eligible citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (defined as 6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 4 hours for graduate students or more) at the time the award is made.
  • Be admitted as a regular, degree-seeking student.
  • Students with exceptional need will be considered first. Should funds remain after exceptional need awards are made, other enrolled students will be considered.

The University’s Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting all students complete the application for the COVID-19 Supplemental Aid Program. Questions related to the Fairmont State COVID-19 Supplemental Aid Program may be directed to financialaid@fairmontstate.eduor 304-367-4141. For more information, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/CARESapp.