General Financial Aid Information

General Financial Aid Information

Important Information

THE PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR CLASSES THAT BEGIN MAY 14, 2018 IS MAY 10, 2018. The application for summer financial aid is available below. 

DEADLINES. Please click the link below to see important information and deadlines for Fall 2017, and  Spring and Summer 2018:    2017-2018 DEADLINES!

FILL OUT YOUR 2017-2018 FAFSA NOW! The priority deadline to have your FAFSA complete and all paperwork done has already passed, but it is not too late to file.  Fill your FAFSA out at

SUMMER FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION! The summer financial aid application is available now. The priority deadline to apply for summer financial aid is Friday, May 4 at 4pm. You may still apply after May 4 (until 4pm on June 29) but after May 4 you must make a payment plan with the Business Office to maintain your summer registration. To apply for summer financial aid, CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL GRANT ELIGIBILITY FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS!  The HEAPS grant is a state grant for students who are West Virginia residents taking 3-11 credit hours. Funding is exhausted for the Spring 2018 semester, but the Fall 2018 application will be available in mid-March. *TO APPLY FOR SUMMER HEAPS, JUST FILL OUT THE SUMMER FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION.*


ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION! The priority deadline to apply for WVU Parkersburg Foundation scholarships was March 30, 2017, but we always accept late applications. CLICK HERE to access the 2017-2018 online scholarship application.

THE PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR CLASSES THAT BEGIN AUGUST 20, 2018 IS AUGUST 10, 2018. The priority financial aid application deadline is Friday, July 27, 2018 so fill out your 2018-2019 FAFSA NOW

FILL OUT YOUR 2018-2019 FAFSA – NEXT YEAR’S FAFSA IS ONLINE NOW! The priority deadline to have your FAFSA complete for Fall 2018 is April 15, 2018.  Don’t be late! Fill your FAFSA out early at  **IMPORTANT: The IRS data retrieval is back for 2018-2019! Use it if possible to avoid errors on your application.**

DEADLINES. Please click the link below to see important information and deadlines for Fall 2018, and Spring and Summer 2019: 2018-2019 DEADLINES!

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION! The priority deadline to apply for WVU Parkersburg Foundation scholarships is March 30, 2018. CLICK HERE to access the 2018-2019 online scholarship application.

How do I apply for financial aid?

To apply for most federal and state grants, student loans, and public and private scholarships, your first step is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! Click HERE to go to the FAFSA website. The FAFSA takes an average of about 20 minutes to complete, but if you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office for help!

To apply for financial aid for Fall 2018, or Spring or Summer 2019, complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA.

To apply for financial aid for Fall 2017, or Spring or Summer 2018, complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

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About Us

At West Virginia University at Parkersburg, we pride ourselves on being a place where a student can begin and continue to obtain the benefits of pursuing a quality higher education. Our price is extremely affordable and we offer a variety of college degrees structured to meet current and future needs of our students.

In addition to WVU Parkersburg’s competitive pricing, the staff in our Office of Student Financial Assistance aim to enhance the growth, development and performance of our students by providing financial resources and information that will enable students to maximize their educational experience.  Financial resources are typically based on financial need (determined by the FAFSA) and academic ability.

More than 70% of WVU Parkersburg students receive some sort of financial aid. This student financial assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, need-based and academic scholarships, and student employment.

This page is designed to guide potential and current students and families through the financial aid process, and provide resources to help answer various questions that may arise concerning financial aid. If you cannot find the answer to your question on this page, please contact our office.

Links and Resources

Find information about West Virginia State Financial Aid Programs and Resources at

Find information about Federal Financial Aid Programs at

Click here to keep track of how much federal financial aid you have received/borrowed so far.

Other Useful Links:

How much does going to college cost? Use our Net Price Calculator.

Learn more about student loan repayment.

Also, be sure that you have Applied for Admission. If you have not completed your application for admission, you are not eligible for financial aid.

Applied for Aid and Admission? What’s next?

1. IF you have successfully and accurately completed all of your Financial Aid Application requirements (check OLSIS to confirm) then you can expect your financial aid award package to be processed:

2. You must check your email account regularly for your award notification.

3. Once you have been awarded, log on to your OLSIS account to accept your offer.

4. You can use your OLSIS account to check how much credit you currently have at the bookstore.  During the Fall and Spring semesters, you will be permitted to use your financial aid as credit in the campus bookstore from the Monday before classes begin through the first three weeks of class.

5. Refunds will be processed by BankMobile at the end of the 4th week (or 5th week, for first-time borrowers) of classes, after your attendance in class has been verified by your professors.

Financial Aid Probation and Suspension Process

Maintenance of satisfactory academic progress will be monitored at the close of each semester, immediately after grades are processed and posted. Students that fail to meet one or more of the standards will be sent an email (to their assigned WVUP account) notifying them of their failure to meet the requirements to continue receiving financial aid. The email will contain a financial aid warning contract that the student has the opportunity to read, sign and return to the Office of Student Financial Assistance to continue receiving financial aid on a probationary, semester-by-semester basis. The contract will state the terms that the student must meet to continue receiving financial aid based on their eligibility problem. As long as the student successfully meets the terms of his or her financial aid agreement, then the student can continue to receive financial aid.

The first semester that a student on probation fails to meet the terms of his or her financial aid agreement, that student will be SUSPENDED from receiving any further financial aid at WVU at Parkersburg. In order to regain eligibility for financial aid, the student would have to pay completely out of pocket for all expenses until he or she earned enough credits to meet the stated standards of satisfactory academic progress.

Default Rate

You can view WVU Parkersburg’s student loan default rate by searching for West Virginia University – Parkersburg here:

Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance

Located in the Center for Student Services
Phone: 304-424-8310
Fax: 304-424-8350