11/19/2013 8:09 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - According to a comprehensive financial aid report, the number of students attending one of the state's four year colleges who received institutional scholarships or grants increased by 23% over the past five academic school years.
Figures showed that more than 14,000 students received such funding during the 2011-2012 school year, which was the last year the report covered. It said grants grew from 27% to 35% and that the total value of scholarships and grants increased by almost 30% from $31 million to $40 million.