Several colleges and universities in West Virginia are offering assistance to students of Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) after the private institution in Barbour County announced its plans to close. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted to confer degrees for ABU students after the university failed to pay over $700,000 in utility bills to the City of Philippi. This decision has left ABU students unsure of where to transfer and how long the process will take to continue their education.
Glenville State University (GSU) is one of the institutions providing a pathway for ABU students who cannot return to the Philippi campus this fall. GSU President Dr. Mark Manchin has decided to offer scholarships to all ABU students and will also assist with housing placement and financial aid.