Funding Available for West Virginia Students
West Virginia’s Hope Scholarship Program is an education savings account (ESA) that allows eligible parents to receive the average per-pupil state funding already set aside for their children’s education onto an electronic, parent-controlled fund for educational expenses.
Those expenses can include private school tuition, tutoring, credentialing, therapies, transportation and more.
Passed by the West Virginia Legislature, the program began during the 2022 school year, with the application period to open for the 2023/2024 school year.
The ESA empowers families with the freedom and flexibility to customize their child’s education and the program’s rollover provision allows them to save for future educational expenses.
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Combine Hope funding with a WCDS Branch Scholarship for up to 80% off base tuition at the place that ‘finally had the guts to reimagine the middle school experience in West Virginia!’
West Virginia Hope Scholarships are equal to 100 percent of the prior year’s statewide average net state aid allotted per pupil (about $4,600 in 2023–24). If a student is awarded a Hope Scholarship for less than the full school year, they receive a prorated share of that amount. Unused funds carry over to the next school year.
Qualifying expenses for Hope Scholarship accounts include:
Parents may also use Hope Scholarship funds to pay transportation providers to bring their students to and from an education service provider.
Hope Scholarship funds can be used to pay for all services provided by Edge, including individual and/or group tutoring services in math and reading. Contact us to learn more about how you can use Hope Scholarship funds to access tutoring at Edge.
A student is eligible for the Hope Scholarship Program if they are a resident of West Virginia and fall into one of the following categories:
Parents may renew their children’s Hope scholarships each year after initial approval, up to a student’s high school graduation or when they turn 21 years old.