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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION POWERPOINT

Updated June 7, 2017

The PowerPoint from our June New Student Orientation sessions is now available to download.  Click here to access the PowerPoint .

CARD PAYMENTS BY PHONE

Updated June 6, 2017

Due to changes in data security standards, as of June 1, 2017, the Mountaineer Hub can no longer accept credit/debit card payments over the phone. Those who wish to make a payment via debit or credit card must do so through STAR or in-person. Please remember that by using your checking account to make payment online, you will not be charged a service fee. All credit card payments - whether online or in-person - carry a 2.25% processing charge. To learn how to make payments in STAR, visit studentaccounts.wvu.edu/payment.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED

Updated May 8, 2017

The February 1 deadline for scholarship consideration for incoming freshmen has been extended to July 3, 2017! Students must be admitted by July 3 with up-to-date high school transcripts and ACT and/or SAT test scores for scholarship consideration. Admitted freshmen can also submit updated transcripts or test scores until July 3 to be reevaluated for scholarship eligibility!

DECIDE WVU PRESENTATION POWERPOINT

Updated April 8, 2017

You asked for it, so here it is! Click here to download the PowerPoint we presented for the April 8 “Decide WVU Day” events at the Mountainlair, Engineering Sciences Building, and Health Sciences Center.

CHANGES TO THE DEFINITION OF HALF-TIME ENROLLMENT FOR GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

Updated February 15, 2017

The definition of half-time status for Graduate/Professional students for financial aid purposes is changing to align with the enrollment standards of the Office of the University Registrar for consistency across campus. During the fall and spring semesters for Graduate/Professional students, one to four credit hours will be considered less than half-time enrollment, five credit hours will be half-time enrollment, six to eight hours will be three-quarters time, and nine hours will remain full-time. Graduate/Professional students will need to be enrolled in at least five credit hours during fall and spring semesters for federal loan eligibility.

The current definition of half-time status for financial aid purposes for Graduate/Professional students is four credit hours during fall and spring. This change will not impact half-time enrollment during summer semesters for Graduate/Professional students (three credit hours) or undergraduate enrollment standards.

Undergraduate Students

Enrollment Status Fall and Spring (in credit Hours) Summer (in credit hours)
Full-Time 12 or more 12 or more
3/4 Time 9 to 11 9 to 11
Half-Time 6 to 8 6 to 8
Less Than Half-Time 1 to 5 1 to 5

Graduate Students

Enrollment Status Fall and Spring (in credit Hours) Summer (in credit hours)
Full-Time 9 or more 6
3/4 Time 6 to 8 4 to 5
Half-Time 5 3
Less Than Half-Time 1 to 4 1 to 2

UPDATE TO SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Updated November 30, 2016

The minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) required to maintain eligibility for financial aid has been updated. Undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 overall GPA for financial aid eligibility. Please note there are different requirements for graduate and professional students. Other standards include:

* Completion of a minimum percentage of all attempted credit hours (completion rate);

* A maximum amount of attempted hours.

GPA and completion rate standards will continue to be measured at the end of each spring semester. Maximum attempted hours will be reviewed at the end of each semester. Additional information can be found here.

FLOODING IN WEST VIRGINIA

Updated June 30, 2016

Students whose financial circumstances have been adversely affected by a natural disaster are encouraged to submit the form for a Review of Financial Hardship Due to Natural Disaster. We will do our best to help students through this difficult time by ensuring they are receiving the maximum amount of financial aid available to them for educational expenses. If students have questions, they should contact us. We are here to help!

STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Updated June 30, 2016

If you are currently repaying Federal Direct Student Loans and have been negatively impacted by a natural disaster, you may qualify for administrative forbearance of loan repayment for a period of up to three months. Contact your loan servicer immediately regarding your options! Please note that interest is still charged during periods of forbearance.