Your next steps are:
Accepting aid is not a commitment to attend, but it is important to accept your offered aid as early as possible to help ensure your aid is ready to pay on time for the semester. For step-by-step instructions on accepting your aid, visit our Accept or Decline Aid page.
If you accept a subsidized or unsubsidized loan, you will need to complete additional steps. See our Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Requirements page for additional information.
Here are some ways to stay up to date on important deadlines and notifications:
If you have questions about your estimated cost of attendance, financial aid, or potential payment options, please contact the WVU Hub.
If you're comparing financial aid offers from multiple schools, take your time reviewing each one. Use a cost comparison tool like the one available on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website to carefully determine your cost for each institution.
These are additional common questions that people have:
Not necessarily. First-time freshmen may have additional charges assessed the first semester that would not be listed for subsequent semesters – such as a New Student Orientation Fee. Students may see other fees on their account, such as charges for Adventure WV trips, Materials and Instruments fees for some programs, student ID card replacement fee if they must replace their card, library fines, and more.
After charges are assessed on your account for your first semester, if you paid an academic/tuition or a housing deposit, the full deposit will reflect as payment toward your first-semester bill. This often means those deposits help pay toward the fall balance for first-time students starting in the fall meaning your spring balance due may appear to be more due to not having those additional payments from those deposits crediting towards the spring balance.
No! You are billed by semester, not for the full year at once. You can also use our monthly payment plan to break your semester balance due into smaller, monthly payments instead of a lump sum for the semester.
Yes, you must notify the WVU Hub of any scholarships from external sources. You can submit an online request to provide the letter or notification from the scholarship provider (if applicable), include the amount of the scholarship, and how much of the scholarship applies to each semester. Without this information, any scholarship of $500 or more is split equally between the fall and spring. To ensure your aid offer is accurate, please notify the WVU Hub as soon as possible.
Changing your major can affect your bill. First, your College Tuition will change. If you are a student under CLASS, you will go from not being assessed College Tuition to seeing both University Tuition and College Tuition assessed. College Tuition is tuition specifically for your college based on your program of study. So, if you change programs or colleges, that would impact College Tuition assessment. Second, if you have a scholarship that requires you to stay in a certain program of study or college, you could lose that scholarship.
No. There are a variety of criteria that can impact eligibility each year. This can include minimum grade point averages, earned hours, completion of attempted courses, submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline each year, continued financial need, and limitations on the amount of semesters or total amounts a student can receive over time. Visit Maintain Your Aid and our Renewal Requirements page for scholarships for more information.
Specific account information cannot be released to parents, spouses, friends, or other family members unless you give them access. For first-time students, this begins when you either move into on-campus housing or attend your first day of classes as a student on one of WVU’s campuses - whichever comes first. This is due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To grant access, visit parent-guest.portal.wvu.edu. In addition, please note that even with your permission your financial aid and FAFSA-related information cannot be released to third-party organizations unless they are a scholarship provider, tribal organization, or private lender.
Yes, as more information becomes available or changes, your estimated cost of attendance and financial aid eligibility could change. Changes may include, but are not limited to, changing the information listed in the Overview section, if you receive additional financial aid not listed here, if information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is inaccurate or updated (for federal and some state and institutional aid), if you do not enroll in the anticipated full-time hours, and if data previously self-reported on the Common Application (for institutional scholarships/grants) was inaccurate.
If you are receiving an external/private scholarship, grant, employer tuition benefit, third-party sponsorship, or other funds to assist with educational costs, it may affect your financial aid offer since financial aid cannot exceed your cost of attendance. Please notify us immediately of any anticipated funds so we can ensure your estimated aid offer is as accurate as possible.
Monitor your Financial Aid Information through your WVU Portal for changes to your estimated cost or aid.
You can find information about cost, aid, and other funding options on our All About Your Aid Offer webpage.
You can find information about other funding options that may be able to assist you in paying your bill on our Other Funding Options webpage.
Sometimes information you provide on your FAFSA no longer accurately reflects your or your family’s financial situation. If your financial circumstances have changed, there are situations where financial aid professionals at the University can review and update your FAFSA to reflect these changes. These changes may - or may not - impact your financial aid. For more information, please visit our Family Contribution Appeal webpage.
There are various enrollment standards for financial aid eligibility and disbursement. Some aid programs require full-time enrollment, some require half-time enrollment, and others disburse a certain amount per credit hour if a student is enrolled less than full-time. For more information about these enrollment requirements, please visit our Enrollment Standards and CPoS webpage.
If your high school GPA or ACT/SAT scores increase, submit your official high school transcript and/or official test score reports to Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible. For incoming students for the fall 2022 semester, we will review fully admitted scholarship recipients to see if they are eligible for an increase to their scholarship(s) based on increases to their GPA and/or test scores until July 15, 2022 (if the student was admitted by June 15, 2022). Please note this does not apply to all scholarships.
You can find more information about calculating your bill on our Estimate Costs & Aid webpage.
Please read all the information given for each fund in your aid offer for terms and conditions associated with financial aid. Acceptance of funds listed here indicates you understand and agree to any terms your aid offer types may carry.
Donors and sponsors of financial aid and scholarship programs may, at their discretion, obtain demographic information about recipients. If you do not want this information released, contact us.Online Request