Applying for Financial Aid

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.

ProgramSchool Code
FAFSA003828
ACT4542
SAT5932

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.

TermPriority Date
Spring 2019October 1, 2018
Fall 2019March 1, 2019
Summer 2019March 1, 2019

Accepting Your Aid

  1. Go to OLSIS (Online Student Information System).
  2. Enter your login credentials
  3. Click on “Financial Aid”
  4. Click on “Financial Aid Awards”
  5. Click on “Award for Aid Year”
  6. Select the aid year: Financial aid for the summer semester is listed under the prior academic year.
    (Example: aid for summer 2019 is listed on the 2018-2019 aid year)
  7. Click “Accept Award Offer”
  8. Finally, accept or decline your aid offers.

Additional Information

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).

  1. Have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  2. Complete at least 67% of all hours you attempt.
  3. 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 All attempted hours are counted into the total, including withdrawn courses.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).
If you do not meet any one of the three Basic Eligibility Requirements, you will go on First Probation during the next semester. First Probation does not change the financial aid amount you receive, and you can still be enrolled full-time while receiving aid. First Probation students must sign a financial aid contract and turn in an up-to-date MyDegree evaluation. First Probation students must also meet the strict requirements as follows:
  1. Have a 2.5 GPA for the current semester (cumulative is not reviewed).
  2. May not fail, withdrawal, receive an incomplete for a course, or be dropped from a course for not attending.
  3. May not change major without permission from the financial aid counselor.
If you do not meet any of the First Probation requirements above, and still do not meet SAP requirements, then you will go on Second Probation for the next semester. Second Probation students must:
  1. Meet with a financial aid counselor.
  2. Sign a financial aid contract.
  3. Provide an updated MyDegree evaluation.
  4. Be limited to 8 credit hours.
  5. Meet Grade and Completion requirements which are the same as First Probation.
 
If you are successful in meeting all requirements during your semester of Second Probation, you can return to First Probation for the following semester. If you fail to meet any of the probation requirements during Second Probation, you will be suspended from receiving any further financial aid. You then have two options:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
*You must notify financial aid at finaid@wvup.edu that you paid for classes and your transcript needs to be reviewed.

Barnes & Noble is West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Official Campus BookstoreOnce 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. All students will be notified via email of Electronic Bookstore Credit availability. Please have your student ID and class schedule available when using your financial aid to purchase your textbooks at the bookstore.

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