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Potomac State participating in free tuition program

May 20, 2019

KEYSER, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University Potomac State College says it’s participating in a state-funded financial aid program to cover basic tuition and fees.

The legislation was passed by the West Virginia legislature this year .

The West Virginia Invests Grant Program is designed to cover the cost of basic tuition and fees for certificate and associate degree programs in high-demand field for qualifying residents. Majors in agriculture, business, criminal justice, computer information systems and journalism have been identified by the state Commerce Department as qualifying high-demand fields . The website also lists other participating schools.

Participating students must meet certain qualifications including being a West Virginia resident and passing a drug screening test every semester.

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