Types of Financial Aid

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Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver Program

Provides a tuition waiver benefit for the full-time benefits eligible employees of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and their qualified spouses or dependents beginning in the Fall, 2010 semester.

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Federal Pell Grant
Available to undergraduate students who show financial need and have not earned a bachelor or professional degree. The award is based on enrollment status, i.e. full-time, part-time, etc. Please notify the WVU at Parkersburg Financial Aid Office if your enrollment status changes during the year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor or professional degree and demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to students that have completed the financial aid process by May 1. Limited funding restricts the number of awards offered annually.

West Virginia Higher Education Grant
Available to full-time, undergraduate, West Virginia residents. For consideration, the applicant must fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov and demonstrate need, and the application must be received by April 15 of the award year. The student is required to complete 24 credit hours per academic year and maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average. The state grant pays up to 100% of tuition. Further questions about the state grant program should be directed to the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program at (304) 558-4614 or 1-888-825-5707. WVHEG Awards are subject to reduction or cancellation. Awards are tentative until finalized by the WVHEG program administrators.

HEAPS (Higher Education Assistance for Part-time students)
Awarded to students who are WV residents enrolled in 3-11 credit hours. Limited funding restricts number of awards, and this grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students’ eligibility will be evaluated after they request the grant, and the grant is typically not awarded until after the add/drop period is over, to ensure that the student is part-time.

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarships
West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence) is a merit-based scholarship program designed to keep qualified students in West Virginia by making college affordable. All students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. For eligibility requirements and any additional information, visit www.promisescholarships.org or call 1-800-WVPROMISE.

Federal Work Study
Available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be processed by May 1 of the award year. Positions are available both on and off campus. This money is not disbursed in the form of a refund check to the student. Work study participants are paid semi-monthly for hours worked. Limited funding restricts the number of awards annually.

Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
Available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours). The interest rate on the loan is variable and established each June but will not exceed 8.25%. A processing fee may be deducted from the borrowed amount so the actual check may be less than the borrowed amount shown in the student’s financial aid award package. The loan repayment begins six months after graduating or leaving school. Maximum Aannual amounts are 3,500 for freshmen, 4,500 for sophomores, and $5500 for juniors and seniors.

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
Available to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) and have not had their cost of attendance met through other aid awards. The interest rate will not exceed 8.25%. A processing fee may be deducted from the borrowed amount so the actual check may be less than the borrowed amount shown in the student’s financial aid award package. The loan repayment begins six months after graduating or leaving school. However, interest payments on the loan must be paid while the student is in school or deferred and capitalized (added to the principal of the loan). Annual amounts available are the same as for the Subsidized Stafford Loan and are calculated by combining the totals for the two awards so that a borrower may only receive the maximum through one or the other, or a combination of both Subsidized and Unsubsidized.

Federal PLUS Loan
Available to parents of dependent students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours). The parent must have a good credit history and may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any financial awards. The interest rate on the loan is variable and established each June, but will not exceed 9%. A processing fee may be deducted from the borrowed amount so the actual check may be less than the borrowed amount shown in the student’s financial aid award package.

WVU Parkersburg Financial Aid Office
304-424-8210
Office 1207
300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104