Welcome!

West Virginia’s four-year public higher education system includes 12 campuses that offer vast opportunities for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Together with these institutions, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is tackling a five-year statewide master plan, Leading the Way: Access. Success. Impact., that builds on recent progress and sets forth bold aspirations for higher education in the state – and a means to achieve them.


About the Higher Education Policy Commission

The Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities. Comprised of a 10-member board, the Commission works with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures. A source of support for institutions and students, the Commission’s work includes academic affairs, administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, health sciences, human resources, legal services, policy and planning, science and research, and student success and P-20 initiatives.


Resources and Information for Students

To help students and families plan, apply, and pay for college, the Commission and its partners offer a free college- and career-planning website, cfwv.com.

Visit cfwv to find state-level financial aid information, apply directly to West Virginia’s colleges and universities, explore careers, practice for the ACT and SAT — and more!