This is an archived copy of the 2013-14 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.wvu.edu.

Graduate Student Financial Assistance

WVU offers many graduate assistantships, university fellowships, financial aid packages, and campus job opportunities. Special programs to support veterans and students in Academic Common Market states are also available.

Fellowships and Assistantships

For information and policies about fellowships and graduate assistantships (including application procedures, terms of employment, policies on remuneration, English Language Proficiency requirements, and consequences of withdrawal), visit the Office of Graduate Education and Life at grad.wvu.edu/financial_assistance . Listings of some available graduate assistantships are provided through the Office of Student Employment at studentemployment.hr.wvu.edu .

Financial Aid Packages

Graduate students may be eligible for loans or other financial assistance. For information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and processes for applying for financial aid while enrolled at WVU, visit the Financial Aid Office website at financialaid.wvu.edu . To receive funds administered by the Financial Aid Office at WVU, graduate students must be making measurable academic progress toward completion of an eligible degree program. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy is available online at financialaid.wvu.edu .   

Campus Job Opportunities

Graduate students can learn about on-campus part-time jobs through the Office of Student Employment at studentemployment.hr.wvu.edu . Some graduate assistant positions and off-campus employment opportunities are also listed through this office.

Veterans’ Programs and Support

WVU offers many specific programs and opportunities, including financial assistance programs, for students who are veterans. These programs have been established and continue to be enhanced in recognition of the contributions that veterans have made in service to our country. Additional information about support for veteran students, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, is available at wvuveterans.wvu.edu

Academic Common Market

West Virginia provides its residents the opportunity, through the Academic Common Market (ACM) and other contract programs, to pursue academic majors or programs not available within the state. The ACM and other contract programs permit West Virginians to enter out-of-state institutions at reduced tuition rates. The ACM provides access to numerous undergraduate and graduate programs. The programs are restricted to West Virginia residents who have been accepted for admission to one of the specific programs at the designated out-of-state institutions. WVU also allows residents of states within the ACM to enroll in some undergraduate and graduate programs on an in-state tuition basis. Further information may be obtained from the SREB Academic Common Market site for eligible programs  at sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html . Application must be made through the higher education authority of the state of residence. West Virginia residents should apply through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 1018 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25301.