-DEADLINES. Please click here to see important information and deadlines: 2016-2017 DEADLINES!
-FALL 2016 AWARDS. 2016-2017 Financial aid awards are available now! Please watch your WVUP email and OLSIS accounts for the most recent information. The first financial aid refunds will go out during the fifth week of classes (the week of September 12th).
-FILL OUT YOUR 2017-2018 FAFSA EARLY! Starting this fall, the FAFSA will be online on October 1 instead of January 1! Don’t be late – fill your FAFSA out early!
-ADDITIONAL GRANT ELIGIBILITY FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS! The HEAPS grant is a state grant for students who are West Virginia residents taking 3-11 credit hours. The Fall 2016 HEAPS application is available if you click here: FALL 2016 HEAPS APPLICATION
How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for most federal and state grants, student loans, and public and private scholarships, your first step is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! Click HERE to go to the FAFSA website. The FAFSA takes an average of about 20 minutes to complete, but if you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office for help!
To apply for financial aid for Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017, complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016!
Want to apply for a Work Study Position?
Click here to see available jobs: Open Work Study Positions
At West Virginia University at Parkersburg, we pride ourselves in being a place where a student can begin and continue to obtain the benefits of pursuing a quality higher education. Our price is extremely affordable and we offer a variety of college degrees structured to meet current and future needs of our students.
In addition to WVU Parkersburg’s competitive pricing, the staff in our Office of Student Financial Assistance aim to enhance the growth, development and performance of our students by providing financial resources and information that will enable students to maximize their educational experience. Financial resources are typically based on financial need (determined by the FAFSA) and academic ability.
More than 70% of WVU Parkersburg students receive some type of financial aid. This student financial assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, need-based and academic scholarships, and/or student employment.
This page is designed to guide potential and current students and families through the financial aid process, and provide resources to help answer various questions that may arise concerning financial aid. If you cannot find the answer to your question on this page, please contact our office.
Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance
Now located in the Center for Student Services!
Links and Resources:
Find information about West Virginia State Financial Aid Programs and Resources at CFWV.com.
Find information about Federal Financial Aid Programs at studentaid.gov.
Click here to keep track of how much federal financial aid you have received/borrowed so far.
Other Useful Links:
- Getting Started
- Financial Aid Programs
- Financial Planning for Students
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Net Price Calculator
- Promise Scholarships Online
How much does going to college cost? Use our Net Price Calculator.
Learn more about student loan repayment.
Also, be sure that you have Applied for Admission. If you have not completed your application for admission, you are not eligible for financial aid.
Applied for Aid and Admission? What’s next?
2. You must check your wvup.edu email account regularly for your award notification.
3. Once you have been awarded, log on to your OLSIS account to accept your offer.
4. You can use your OLSIS account to check how much credit you currently have at the bookstore. During the Fall and Spring semesters, you will be permitted to use your financial aid as credit in the campus bookstore from the Monday before classes begin through the first three weeks of class.
5. Refunds will be processed by Higher One at the end of the 4th week (or 5th week, for first-time borrowers) of classes, after your attendance in class has been verified by your professors.
Financial Aid Probation and Suspension Process.
Maintenance of satisfactory academic progress will be monitored at the close of each semester, immediately after grades are processed and posted. Students that fail to meet one or more of the standards will be sent an email (to their assigned WVUP account) notifying them of their failure to meet the requirements to continue receiving financial aid. The email will contain a financial aid warning contract that the student has the opportunity to read, sign and return to the Office of Student Financial Assistance to continue receiving financial aid on a probationary, semester-by-semester basis. The contract will state the terms that the student must meet to continue receiving financial aid based on their eligibility problem. As long as the student successfully meets the terms of his or her financial aid agreement, then the student can continue to receive financial aid.
The first semester that a student on probation fails to meet the terms of his or her financial aid agreement, that student will be SUSPENDED from receiving any further financial aid at WVU at Parkersburg. In order to regain eligibility for financial aid, the student would have to pay completely out of pocket for all expenses until he or she earned enough credits to meet the stated standards of satisfactory academic progress.
You can view WVU Parkersburg’s student loan default rate by searching for West Virginia University – Parkersburg here: http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html