General Financial Aid Information

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You may review this page for general information or, for more detailed information regarding the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Financial Aid process, please click on the following link.

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 2019, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available now! You have two options to complete it:

1. online at

2. download the myStudentAid app from your app store, and fill it out on your smartphone or other device

DEADLINES. Please click the link to see important information and deadlines for Fall 2018, and Spring and Summer 2019: 2018-2019 DEADLINES

Update to Summer Financial Aid Process!

Students no longer need to complete a summer financial aid application online to request aid for the summer semester. Students must have a complete FAFSA, and register for summer classes. Financial Aid staff will evaluate registered students and notify them of their summer aid eligibility. Students that are going to be part-time should read the section directly below about possible additional grant funds for summer.

Attention Part-Time Students! 

The HEAPS grant is a state grant for students who are West Virginia residents taking 3-11 credit hours and have at least a 2.00 grade point average.

Click to apply: Fall 2019 WVUP HEAPS grant application


Work Study Job Opportunities!

Click here to see available jobs:

About Us:

At West Virginia University at Parkersburg, we pride ourselves on 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 Financial Aid Office 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 sort of financial aid. This student financial assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, need-based and academic scholarships, and 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 Financial Aid Office

Located in the Center for Student Services

Email:    ude.puvwnull@dianif

Phone:   304-424-8310

Fax:        304-424-8350

Links and Resources: 

Find information about West Virginia State Financial Aid Programs and Resources at

Find information about Federal Financial Aid Programs at

Click here to keep track of how much federal financial aid you have received/borrowed so far.

Other Useful Links:



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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 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 BankMobile 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.

Click the link to read the full policy: Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 

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 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 the financial aid agreement, then the student can continue to receive financial aid.

If a student fails to meet the terms of their financial aid agreement, that student could be SUSPENDED from receiving any further financial aid at WVU at Parkersburg. In order to regain eligibility for financial aid, the student may have to pay completely out of pocket for all expenses until they earned enough credits to meet the stated standards of satisfactory academic progress. There is an appeal process for students with extenuating circumstances.  The financial aid appeal form for suspended students is available by clicking here: Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Form

Default Rate

You can view WVU Parkersburg’s student loan default rate by searching for West Virginia University – Parkersburg here:

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