Financial Aid

Apply for Aid:

  • Application Process
  • Aid Offer Notification
  • Employment Opportunities


  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Consequences of Withdrawal

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To receive an offer of aid, a student must be admitted to WVU as a degree seeking student. Students who believe they need financial assistance should apply as early as possible..

Application Process 

To apply for financial aid, a student must first apply for a US Department of Education Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at If the student is considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, at least on parent must also apply for a Federal Student Aid ID. Students and parents can create an FSA ID at The FSA ID will enable students and parents to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, sign the FAFSA electronically, review processed information, correct FAFSA data, and conduct other important business directly with the US Department of Education. Students are advised to save their FSA ID because they will need it for future transactions.

Students can complete the FAFSA at and include WVU’s school code – 003827 – on their application. The FAFSA should be submitted prior to March 1 for full consideration. The FAFSA must be completed each academic year a student would like to be reviewed for financial aid eligibility. If preferred, a paper form can be requested from the FAFSA Information Center at 800-433-3243.

Aid Offer Notification 

WVU will receive students’ FAFSA information electronically if the WVU school code was included on the FAFSA. After a FAFSA is reviewed for accuracy, a financial aid award notification will be mailed to first-time freshman and transfer students. Continuing students will receive an email notification.

Employment Opportunities

Student employment opportunities are available on-and-off campus job.  For assistance go to or call the Mountaineer Hub at 304-293-1988.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress 

Students who wish to receive funds administered by Student Financial Support and Services must make measurable academic progress toward completion of an eligible degree. Regulations require that students meet minimum standards for grade point average and successfully complete a minimum percentage of attempted credit hours. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available online.


Consequences of Withdrawal  

If a student receives federal, state, or institutional financial aid and withdraws from all classes during the semester, the student may be required to return a portion of their financial aid. Refer to the Financial Aid Repayment Policy or the terms and conditions accompanying other financial awards from WVU. Withdrawing from one or more classes may also impact future financial aid eligibility per the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Additional Information

For more information on applying and maintaining financial aid eligibility while enrolled at WVU, visit