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Graduate or Professional Aid Offer

All About Your Aid Offer

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

We are pleased you have chosen one of West Virginia University’s campuses to further your education and look forward to assisting you during your time here.

  1. Understanding Your Estimated Cost of Attendance
  2. How Much Will It Cost?
  3. Understanding Your Estimated Financial Aid
  4. How to Accept Your Aid
  5. In Which Order Should You Accept Financial Aid?
  6. Types of Graduate or Professional Aid
  7. How Is Financial Aid Determined?
  8. What if My FAFSA Does Not Accurately Reflect My Financial Need or My Circumstances Have Changed?
  9. Other Payment Options
  10. What if You're Not Sure if You're Attending?
  11. Changes to the Financial Aid Award
  12. Important Information to Remember
  13. Problems Logging into STAR

Understanding Your Estimated Cost of Attendance

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How Much Will It Cost?

  1. Review the estimated cost of attendance provided and develop your own budget for fall and spring.
  2. Subtract any grants, scholarships, and waivers you accept.
  3. Subtract any outside sponsorships or scholarships you receive from third-parties (outside of the institution).
  4. The remaining balance will be your out-of-pocket expenses. This can be covered by accepting federal loans or exploring Other Payment Options.
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Understanding Your Estimated Financial Aid

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Types of Aid

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What if You're Not Sure if You're Attending?

Making a decision on your financial aid offer is not an official commitment to attend. If you accept financial aid and decide not to attend, you can request cancellation of your aid offer by emailing WVUHub@mail.wvu.edu. Please include your WVUID number in all correspondence. You should also notify your Admissions Office:

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Changes to the Financial Aid Award

Revisions to a student’s financial aid award can occur for a number of reasons, but most frequently it is because the student is receiving more financial aid than federal and/or state guidelines permit (over award).

An "over award" can be the result of receiving additional financial aid - such as scholarships, tuition waivers or other financial aid assistance - after your original aid package was processed.

Other common reasons for financial aid revisions are:

  • Processing of review of financial hardship or  verification
  • Changes in enrollment before financial aid disburses
  • Changes in the enrollment during the add/drop period
  • Withdrawing from all courses after the  add/drop period
  • Approved appeals (academic progress, budget or dependency)
  • Changes in residency for tuition and fee assessment
  • Student requested changes

If adjustments were made to financial aid because of an over award and financial aid was already applied to your account, you may now owe a balance and will be billed accordingly by the Mountaineer Hub.

Students can view up-to-the-minute information on their  STAR account.

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Important Information to Remember

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Problems Logging into STAR

If you have problems logging in to your STAR account, you can use the Self Service Login online, contact Information Technology Services at 304-293-4444, or send an email to ITSHelp@mail.wvu.edu.


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