Financial Aid Timeline

WVU’s Net Price Calculator at and US Department of Education’s FAFSA4caster at can assist in exploring financial aid options and anticipated educational costs. These websites provide estimates only; in order to officially apply for financial aid you must file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid after January 1, 2014. Once you are admitted, closely monitor your MIX email account. It is the major mode of communication used by WVU.

December 2013

 Apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN at The PIN is used to electronically sign the FAFSA on the Web, complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN), Entrance Counseling and the PLUS Request Process for federal educational loans. You and your parent(s) must apply for separate PINs.

January 2014

 You can begin submitting (FAFSA) at If you do not have internet access, you can request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243. To be considered for all aid programs, the FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 1, 2014. If your application is received after March 1, 2014, you will only receive consideration for Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Loans. If you are interested in any state or private aid programs, check with the agency for application and deadline information.

March 2014

 Award notifications are sent first to applicants who filed the FAFSA by the March 1st deadline. The award notification will detail how to accept/decline the financial aid offer.

June 2014

 First-time Direct Loan borrowers complete online Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at

 If you accepted Federal Work Study, upload your resume and work availability to MountaineerTRAK, Apply for up to three positions. Then, check MIX for interview information.

July 2014

 Award notifications are mailed by the state higher education agency for students who qualify for West Virginia or Pennsylvania State Grant programs.

 Approximately one month prior to the beginning of the term classes, students will be sent an email concerning billing and payment information. The notification will be sent by the WVU Office of Student Accounts to the student’s MIX email account.

 Due a refund because you have more financial aid than charges for the term? Be sure to sign up for e-Refund at

August 2014

 Minimum payment of 60 percent is due by Wednesday, August 13. If the minimum payment is not received by Wednesday, August 13, you will lose your seat in your classes as your schedule will be removed on August 14.

 60 percent can be composed of financial aid, third party payment, out of pocket, etc. You may also consider a payment plan: You can pay through STAR with e-check or credit card which is quick, secure and no waiting! Questions? Contact the Office of Student Accounts at (304) 283-4006 or

PNC will begin processing refunds on Thursday, August 14 IF YOU HAVE MET ALL THE FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS. Check MIX & STAR.

January 2015

 Time to start the financial aid process again at

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate Financial Aid Office.