Attendance

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Due to the requirements of new federal financial aid policy, as of fall 2011 the college began taking attendance in all college courses. The amount of financial aid you receive will depend on your attendance record for that semester. Failure to attend college courses will result in a loss of financial aid.

NOTE: It is your professors who determine if you are attending. You must contact your professors if you are reported as not attending.

For example, if for the fall semester you have registered for 12 credit hours and your professors report you as only attending six of those 12, then you will be dropped from those credit hours you are not attending, and will only receive financial aid for those six credit hours you are attending. You will not receive a “W” on your transcript, and you will not be charged tuition or fees for those classes from which you are deregistered.

Fees are not refundable.

Before you are deregistered from classes for which you are reported as not attending, you will receive a warning through your wvup.edu email address and a chance to confirm your status with your professor before you would be deregistered.

Since we cannot pay out financial aid until we have confirmed your attendance, the first refunds for financial aid that will be mailed out to students will be ready four to five weeks after the start of the semester.

This also means that you will have more time to charge books and supplies against your financial aid at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on campus. Students may do so from the Monday before classes begin till the Friday of the fourth week.

If you have any questions please contact the following:

  • For Financial Aid Eligibility: 304-424-8210
  • For Attendance, Contact your specific professors: 304-424-8000 or call JCC at 372-6992
  • For Check Processing and Billing: 304-424-8223
  • For non-attendance verification, Contact the Records office: 304.424.8220
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