WVC 18 - 22 D- 1
§18-22D-1. Legislative purpose.
The Legislature finds that the percentage of the population
in this state attending college is substantially lower than the
national average; that higher education in this age of advanced
technology is a key element in the efforts to invigorate and
develop the economy of our state; that opportunities for students
attending a college or university in this state are diminished
because of limited access to programs of financial assistance;
and that the cost of attending college has dramatically increased
and has become a great burden upon family budgets.
It is therefore the policy of the Legislature to establish a
state higher education student assistance loan program to
guarantee that deserving residents of this state have the
opportunity to continue their education at an approved
institution of higher education of their choice in this state.