Tuition Reduction Program

Out-of-state residents may qualify for one of our Tuition Reduction Programs. West Virginia students and International students do NOT qualify.

Please note that to be considered for this program you MUST complete a regular application for Admission.

Students must declare one of selected programs of study, *be a first-time, full-time freshman or transfer student residing on-campus, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be in good standing with the University's judicial system. Should a student receiving the tuition reduction move off-campus or not fullfill the criteria of the reduced rate that student will lose the tuition reduction.

List of Qualifying Majors

Biology or Chemistry Emphasis

  • Pre-professional (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy or
    Physical Therapy)

Athletic Training
Math Emphasis

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Information Systems

Advertising/Graphic Design

Geographic Information Systems

Business Administration Emphasis

  • Accounting

  • Administrative Systems

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Finance

Recreation and Tourism Management Emphasis

  • Park and Recreation

  • Tourism Planning and Promotion

  • Hospitality Management

  • Sports Management

Education Emphasis

  • Early Childhood Special Education Pre K-K

  • Secondary Education Specialization in Math 5-9 or 5-Adult

  • Secondary Education Specialization in Science 5-9, 5-Adult

  • Biological Science 9-Adult, and Chemistry 9-Adult

  • Spanish

Social Work

Border Counties

Parent(s) or guardian(s) must have a permanent residence in one of the following counties to qualify.**  Student must be first-time full-time freshman, reside on-campus, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be in good standing with the University's judicial system.  If a student receiving the tuition reduction moves to off-campus housing, that student will lose the tuition reduction.

List of Qualifying Counties

  • Virginia
    • Frederick
    • Bland
    • Tazewell
    • Buchanan
    • Shenandoah
    • Rockingham
    • Augusta
    • Highland
    • Bath
    • Alleghany
    • Craig
    • Giles
    • Loudoun
    • Clarke
  • Maryland
    • Garrett
    • Allegany
    • Washington
  • Ohio
    • Columbiana
    • Jefferson
    • Belmont
    • Monroe
    • Washington
    • Athens
    • Meigs
    • Gallia
    • Lawrence
  • Pennsylvania
    • Beaver
    • Washington
    • Greene
    • Fayette
  • Kentucky
    • Boyd
    • Lawrence
    • Martin
    • Pike

Children of Educator

Parent(s) or guardian(s) must be employed as a public or private elementary or secondary educator in one of the 49 states.***  Student must be first-time full-time freshman, reside on campus, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be in good standing with the University's judicial system.  If a student receiving the tuition reduction moves to off-campus housing, that student will lose the tuition reduction.

* Student must file a new application if switching from one TOPS major to another.
** Permanent residence in a county bordering West Virginia is required.

Last updated on Sep 3, 2013. Originally created on Dec 19, 2008. Report incorrect information.

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