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 as a degree-seeking student within the WVU System. Students who take courses but who are not pursuing a degree may be eligible for limited Federal Direct Loans if they meet certain criteria. Students who need financial aid should apply as early as possible.
To apply for federal and some state and institutional aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For steps that need taken in preparation, see Preparing for the FAFSA. See Complete the FAFSA for information on how to submit the FAFSA and priority deadlines. WVU will only receive students' FAFSA information electronically, if they include the WVU System school code (003827) on the FAFSA.
WVU will receive students' FAFSA information electronically if the WVU System's school code (003827) was included on the FAFSA. The WVU Mountaineer Hub will notify students via their WVU email account if additional information is needed. Once a financial aid offer is available, a notification will be sent to the student's WVU email.
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Students must make measurable academic progress toward degree completion to remain eligible for most financial aid programs. Federal regulations require that students meet minimum standards for grade point average, successfully complete a minimum percentage of attempted credit hours, and complete their degree within a certain amount of attempted credit hours. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available online.
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 all or a portion of their financial aid even if it has already disbursed as payment on the student’s account. Refer to Withdrawing from Courses for more information. Withdrawing from one or more classes may also impact future financial aid eligibility per the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
For more information on applying for financial aid and maintaining aid eligibility, visit the Student Financial Services website.