Applying for Financial Aid
WVU Parkersburg can help make the financial aid process simple and easy to follow. We’ll tell you all you need to know about applying for financial aid, including eligibility, deadlines and more.
Apply to WVU Parkersburg
First, apply to WVU Parkersburg, the most affordable community and technical college in West Virginia. Complete our online application.
File Your FAFSA
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or by downloading the myStudentAid app on your smartphone or other devices. FAFSA must be filled out every school year, so please use WVU Parkersburg’s school code, 003828, when completing the application. You will be required to register for an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) in order to register and electronically sign the FAFSA. If your parent is required to sign the FAFSA, one parent must also apply for an FSA ID.
|Spring 2019||October 1, 2018|
|Fall 2019||March 1, 2019|
|Summer 2019||March 1, 2019|
Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR)
Your Student Aid Report will be available on the FAFSA website in about two weeks. If you do not receive your SAR within two weeks, please call FAFSA customer service at 1.800.433.3243.
Once you have received your SAR notification, sign into the FAFSA website using your FSA credentials. Review your SAR to see if any changes need to be made to the information you reported on your FAFSA. WVU Parkersburg uses the SAR to calculate your awarded aid, which you may view on your OLSIS account.
Accepting Your Aid
- Go to OLSIS.
- Enter your login credentials
- Click on “Financial Aid”
- Click on “Financial Aid Awards”
- Click on “Award for Aid Year”
- Select the aid year: Financial aid for the summer semester is listed under the prior academic year.
(Example: aid for summer 2018 is listed on the 2017-2018 aid year)
- Click “Accept Award Offer”
- Finally, accept or decline your aid offers.
As a student, you must meet each of the following requirements, according to WVU Parkersburg’s Student Academic Progress standards, to maintain your financial aid (evaluated after each semester).
- Have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
- Complete at least 67% of all hours you attempt.
- Complete your program within 150% of the standard length of the degree program you are formally admitted to. All attempted hours are counted into the total, including withdrawn courses.
- Certificate programs must be completed within 45 credit hours (45=150% of 30 hours).
- Associate programs must be completed within 90 credit hours (90=150% of 60 hours).
- Baccalaureate programs must be completed within 180 credit hours (180=150% of 120 hours).
- Have a 2.5 GPA for the current semester (cumulative is not reviewed).
- May not fail, withdrawal, receive an incomplete for a course, or be dropped from a course for not attending.
- May not change major without permission from the financial aid counselor.
- Meet with a financial aid counselor.
- Sign a financial aid contract.
- Provide an updated MyDegree evaluation.
- Be limited to 8 credit hours.
- Meet Grade and Completion requirements which are the same as First Probation.
- Pay out-of-pocket for two courses that are required for your degree program. If you make satisfactory progress (i.e. meet the probation requirements) for the two courses you paid for, then we will reinstate you to Second Probation.
- You will have the opportunity to appeal rather than paying out-of-pocket. If you wish to appeal, you may fill out the appeal form and explain the reason(s) for lack of satisfactory progress, and provide documentation for issues contributing to lack of success. Appeals will be reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid and approved or denied on a case-by-case basis. If your appeal is approved, you will be reinstated to Second Probation.
Barnes & Noble is West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Official Campus Bookstore. Once your financial aid is processed and accepted and you have funds available after your tuition and fees are paid, you may use your financial aid during specific times of the semester to purchase your textbooks. This is also known as electronic bookstore credit. Please review our financial aid home page for specific dates and times when electronic bookstore credits will be available. Please have your student ID and class schedule available when using your financial aid to purchase your textbooks at the bookstore.