General Financial Aid Information

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

-WE MOVED! In order to better serve our students, we have moved along with Admissions (Student Welcome Center) and Records into one large office complex – the Center for Student Services – located across from the old Student Welcome Center. Our email, phone number, and fax number will all remain the same!

-SUMMER 2016 DISBURSEMENTS. Financial Aid disbursements start for the Summer 2016 semester on May 24, 2016. After that, disbursements are ongoing, and there will be refunds processed at least 6 times throughout the semester for students whose aid was not ready to be processed in the first disbursement. For more information on refund dates, please contact the Business Office at 304.424.8223.

-STUDENT LOAN DEADLINES.  The deadline to accept a Summer 2016 student loan: 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

-SUMMER APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID. The Summer Financial Aid application is online now! If you plan to enroll for summer, please fill it out as soon as possible. It will be available until 4pm on July 1, 2016, but the earlier you apply the better! Click here to apply: Summer Application!

-SUMMER AND FALL 2016 INFO. The Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 class schedules are available online! If you haven’t already, make an appointment to meet with your advisor to choose your course schedule before classes are full!  Priority registration was April 4-8, and open registration began April 11. The summer application for financial aid is available at the link above. 

-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 Summer 2016, complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA.

To apply for financial aid for Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017, complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.

Want to apply for a Work Study Position?

Click here to see available jobs: Open Work Study Positions

About Us:

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!

Email:    ude.puvwnull@dianif

Phone:   304-424-8210

Fax:        304-424-8350

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:

 

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FINANCIAL AID AND CLASS ATTENDANCE

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?

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 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.

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