General Financial Aid Info

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Federal School Code 003828
Financial Aid Office: 304-424-8210

BEFORE YOU CALL READ THE INFORMATION BELOW

To get your Financial Aid questions answered online, see FAQs.

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FINANCIAL AID AND CLASS ATTENDANCE

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Remember file your FAFSA FIRST!

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?

1. IF you have successfully and accurately completed all of your Financial Aid Application requirements (check OLSIS to confirm) then you can expect your financial aid award package to be processed:

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 till the Friday of the fourth week.

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, per new federal regulations.

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 probationary contract that the student has the opportunity to read, sign and return to the Financial Aid office 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. There is not an opportunity for appeal at this point.

Default Rate

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

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At West Virginia University at Parkersburg, we pride ourselves as being 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 future needs of our students.

In addition to WVU Parkersburg’s competitive pricing, the staff in our Financial Aid Office aim to assist each student in obtaining the maximum funding available as they pursue their academic goals. These student aid awards are based on financial need and academic ability.

Approximately 70% of WVU Parkersburg students receive some type of financial aid. This student aid assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, academic scholarships, and/or student work study employment.

This website is designed to guide the student through various questions that may arise concerning different aspects of applying and receiving financial aid funding. If we can be of further assistance to you, please call us at 304.424.8210.