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FAFSA requirements suspended for West Virginia students by Gov. Justice  

 Parkersburg, W.Va. (May 1, 2024) — On Tuesday, April 30, Gov. Justice announced that he has temporarily suspended the requirement for students to complete the FAFSA in order to qualify for the state’s largest financial aid programs.

At the beginning of the year, the federal government unveiled a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but the new form has caused significant challenge to students and families across the nation, preventing many high school seniors from applying for financial aid at all.

“We are thankful that the Governor acknowledged the urgency of the financial implications occurring with a national change to FAFSA,” said WVU Parkersburg President Dr. Torie Jackson. “We are happy to help students navigate the process so that they may get the most aid possible. Please reach out to WVUP staff for assistance.”

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