Applying for Financial Aid
WVU Parkersburg can help make the financial aid process simple and easy to follow. We’ll tell you all you need to know about applying for financial aid, including eligibility, deadlines and more.
Apply to WVU Parkersburg
First, apply to WVU Parkersburg, the most affordable community and technical college in West Virginia. Complete our online application.
File Your FAFSA
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or by downloading the myStudentAid app on your smartphone or other devices. FAFSA must be filled out every school year, so please use WVU Parkersburg’s school code, 003828, when completing the application. You will be required to register for an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) in order to register and electronically sign the FAFSA. If your parent is required to sign the FAFSA, one parent must also apply for an FSA ID.
|Spring 2019||October 1, 2018|
|Fall 2019||March 1, 2019|
|Summer 2019||March 1, 2019|
Accepting Your Aid
- Go to OLSIS (Online Student Information System).
- Enter your login credentials
- Click on “Financial Aid”
- Click on “Financial Aid Awards”
- Click on “Award for Aid Year”
- Select the aid year: Financial aid for the summer semester is listed under the prior academic year.
(Example: aid for summer 2019 is listed on the 2018-2019 aid year)
- Click “Accept Award Offer”
- Finally, accept or decline your aid offers.
As a student, you must meet each of the following requirements, according to WVU Parkersburg’s Student Academic Progress standards, to maintain your financial aid (evaluated after each semester).
- Have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
- Complete at least 67% of all hours you attempt.
- Complete your program within 150% of the standard length of the degree program you are formally admitted to. All attempted hours are counted into the total, including withdrawn courses.
- Certificate programs must be completed within 45 credit hours (45=150% of 30 hours).
- Associate programs must be completed within 90 credit hours (90=150% of 60 hours).
- Baccalaureate programs must be completed within 180 credit hours (180=150% of 120 hours).
If you do not meet any one of the three Basic Eligibility Requirements, you will go on Financial Aid Warning during the next semester. Financial Aid Warning does not change the financial aid amount you receive, and you can still be enrolled full-time while receiving aid. Financial Aid Warning students do not need to take any action; Financial Aid will notify you that you are on Warning status when we make the determination. This is a one-semester opportunity to meet the three basic eligibility requirements.
At the end of the Financial Aid Warning semester, if you do not meet all of the three basic eligibility requirements, you will be suspended from receiving further financial aid. You will have two options to continue attending:
- Pay out of pocket for your courses until you meet all three basic eligibility requirements. If you pay for classes, please notify Financial Aid at email@example.com so that we can review your progress afterward.
- File a financial aid appeal, by using the appeal form at the end of this section. For an appeal to be approved, you must have an extenuating circumstance that can be documented (auto accident, serious illness, death in family, etc.). The appeal form has further instructions.
Barnes & Noble is West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Official Campus Bookstore. Once your financial aid is processed and accepted and you have funds available after your tuition and fees are paid, you may use your financial aid during specific times of the semester to purchase your textbooks. This is also known as electronic bookstore credit. All students will be notified via email of Electronic Bookstore Credit availability. Please have your student ID and class schedule available when using your financial aid to purchase your textbooks at the bookstore.