Applying for Financial Aid

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.

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File Your FAFSA

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. 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.

Academic YearSubmission Period
2023-2024October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024
2024-2025Approximately January 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

Accepting Your Aid

  1. Go to OLSIS (Online Student Information System).
  2. Enter your login credentials
  3. Click on “Financial Aid”
  4. Click on “Financial Aid Awards”
  5. Click on “Award for Aid Year”
  6. 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)
  7. Click “Accept Award Offer”
  8. Finally, accept or decline your aid offers.

Additional Information

As a student, you must meet each of the following requirements, according to WVU Parkersburg’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, to maintain your financial aid (evaluated after each semester).

  1. Have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  2. Complete at least 67% of all hours you attempt.
  3. 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 All attempted hours are counted into the total, including withdrawn courses.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).

Barnes & Noble is West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Official Campus BookstoreOnce 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.