For more information and additional West Virginia AmeriCorps Tuition Waiver FAQs, please visit the
Resources for AmeriCorps Members webpage on the Volunteer WV website. The “AmeriCorps Tuition Waiver
FAQs” document can be found under the AmeriCorps Member Resources section.
I submitted my FAFSA, but I have some unsatisfied requirements. Can I still receive a waiver?
No. If you have not completed all requirements needed for federal financial aid consideration – such as
submitting documents for verification – you also will not eligible for consideration for the waiver.
Can I use hours of service I have already submitted for waiver eligibility for future waivers?
No. The semesters of waiver eligibility are based on hours of service completed. If you have completed
600 hours of service and turned them in for a one-semester waiver, the eligibility for those hours have
now been used through that one-semester waiver. More hours of service would need completed to earn more
waivers for future semesters.
How can I estimate the amount of waiver I could receive?
In the Financial Aid Information within the student’s MyBSU Account, take the University Tuition and Fees
only from the cost of attendance and subtract all federal, state, and institutional gift aid (grants,
institutional scholarships, and waivers the student is receiving). The remaining amount should be a good
estimate of eligibility. This can be impacted if other gift aid is added to your account.
Please note that AmeriCorps waivers do not cover full College Tuition. To review the details of your
University Tuition & Fees, College Tuition, and more, please log into BSU MyAccount by clicking the “PAY
YOUR BILL HERE” button in the MyBSU Account and select Account Activity under the My Account tab. Click
on the arrow to the left of the semester you would like to view to see the breakdown of tuition and fees
on the student’s account.