A High-Value Education. Within Reach.

What’s a “High-Value” Education?

At the core, D&E’s high-value promise means you’ll get personalized attention from faculty in an intimate, connected community.

Our instructors will help you navigate the wide variety of majors and pre-professional programs available here. You’ll be able to tailor your educational journey to your goals.

This beautiful place only adds to the value. Nestled in the Allegheny Highlands, our campus is surrounded by the grandeur of mountain country that will inspire your awe and ambition.


Financial Aid Makes It Possible

Did you Know?


D&E students who receive some form of financial aid

Average financial aid package from all sources

Number of scholarships you might qualify for

How to Apply for Aid

Many sources of aid are based on financial need. To apply for need-based assistance, you first need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

Step 1:

Go to to complete your application online after October 1st for the following academic year (to begin the following August). The earlier, the better! Be sure to include Davis & Elkins College as your college of choice.

Step 2:

The U.S. Department of Education will send you your student aid report (SAR). Look it over to make sure all the information is correct. The SAR will come to us, too.

Step 3:

Step 3: Log back into your account at to make corrections to your SAR if needed. Notify D&E of the changes.

If you’re a West Virginia resident and you want to apply to the following state programs, you have to fill out the FAFSA first. Be sure to hit these deadlines to attend school that fall:

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship – Submit the FAFSA by March 1st
West Virginia Higher Ed Grant – Submit the FAFSA by April 15th

For more information about these state programs, visit the College Foundation of West Virginia’s website.

Learn more about FAFSA and apply for federal aid

What You Could Qualify For

In addition to needs-based assistance, many scholarships and grants are based on other criteria.


These are competitive financial awards that reduce your out-of-pocket cost of tuition. Candidates who apply for admission and are admitted to the College will be evaluated and considered. Additional steps may be required for some scholarships.

  • U.S. resident from outside West Virginia (this scholarship is merit-based)
  • West Virginia high school graduate
  • Student athlete
  • International student
  • Member of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
  • Related to D&E alumni
  • Veteran or dependent of a veteran
  • Student of the performing arts

For more information on scholarships, click here.


This is money for college based on your financial need that you don’t have to pay back. Grants to help pay for D&E tuition are given by the federal government, the state of West Virginia, or by states West Virginia partners with in reciprocal grant programs.

Federal Grants

  • Pell Grants
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Veteran Administration Grants
  • TEACH Grants

West Virginia State Grants

  • West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program
  • West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship

Contact our Office of Financial Aid to ask about reciprocal state grant programs that you might qualify for based on your out-of-state residency.

Employment Can Supplement Your Financial Needs

A job that works with your school schedule is a great way to earn money for college. You could choose to work on campus or off through the Federal Work-Study Program. The income you earn helps reduce the amount of student loan debt you take on.

Student Loans

Loans are money for college you have to pay back, plus interest. The good news is that student loans are among the lowest-interest loans you can get, especially the ones offered by the federal government.

Federal loans may be subsidized if you qualify. This means the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest while you’re in school at least half-time and for six months after you graduate. Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, you can apply for:

  • Stafford loans (to students)
  • Parent PLUS loans (to parents/guardians of students)

If you don’t qualify for a federal loan, our Office of Financial Aid can make recommendations for reputable private student loan lenders.

Student loans are a great way to help pay for school, but it’s still a good idea to reduce the amount you have to repay as much as possible. Apply for as much money from scholarships and grants you qualify for and calculate how much you can make from student employment.

explore scholarships and use our net price calculator:


Faith in


D&E awards scholarships to students whose academic record tells us they’re going to put their education to good use.

We expect you to meet the minimum requirements of a clean criminal record and satisfactory academic progress, of course. More than that, we have faith that you’ll use your scholarship to learn, grow and help make our world a better place.

Learn more about:

  1. Reapplying for financial aid from year to year
  2. Our complete satisfactory academic progress policy
  3. Appealing termination of aid

consult our Financial Aid Manual, or contact the D&E Office of Financial Aid

Call now: 304-637-1366

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