Summer 2014 Financial Aid
Please review the summary below concerning Summer financial aid:
- Main campus students can apply once registered for Summer classes.
- Students taking Summer classes who are WVU Potomac State College, WVU Institute of Technology, WVU College of Law, and WVU Health Sciences Center majors will need to contact the appropriate financial aid office for Summer information.
- Visiting students enrolled in a degree program from another school who are registered for Summer classes at WVU will need to contact their home school for instructions on how to apply for Summer aid.
The link to request Summer financial aid will be available on this website on March 25th.
|April 11th||Priority Deadline for Submitting Online Request for Summer Financial Aid – in order to ensure processing in time for disbursement on the first day of classes (must be registered, have valid FAFSA, etc.)|
|May 12th||Last Day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for Summer Financial Aid|
|Add/Drop Dates||Click Here to Review Add/Drop Dates for various Summer Session Dates|
|June 30th||Last Day to Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA for Summer 2014 aid|
|July 31st||Final Day to complete online Request for Summer Financial Aid and to submit Non-Degree Student Aid Applications, Summer PLUS Loan Applications, and Adjustment Requests for Summer Financial Aid|
Important Information About Financial Aid for Summer
Register First Before Applying for Summer 2014 Financial Aid – Unless you are:
- planning to study abroad or
- planning to study at another school
Pre-Registration Dates for Summer 2014:
|DATE||WHO CAN REGISTER|
|Tuesday, March 25||Professionals, Graduates, Disabilities, Honors Sr. and L3|
|Wednesday, March 26||Honors Jr. and L2|
|Thursday, March 27||Honors So. and L1|
|Friday, March 28||Honors Fr.|
|Monday, March 31||Seniors|
|Wednesday, April 2||Juniors|
|Friday, April 4||Sophomores|
|Monday, April 7||Freshmen|
Half-Time Enrollment or Greater for Federal Loans
Students requesting federal loans must be registered at least half-time (Undergraduate level students need to be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours and Graduate and Professional level students need to be enrolled for at least 3 credit hours to be considered for federal loans)
FAFSA Must Be Complete
Students seeking Summer aid must have a valid FAFSA on file with our office and all necessary requirements complete.
- Students requesting Federal student loans must complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA.
- The FAFSA can be completed online at http://www.fafsa.gov.
Processing Time Needed
Allow at least two weeks for processing from the date of your Request for Summer Financial Aid if you are properly registered and have a valid FAFSA on file in our office.
Disbursement at Minimum Course Load Requirement
Disbursement of Summer financial aid will not occur until the start of the class that represents the minimum course load requirement. EXAMPLE: an Undergraduate who takes a 3 hour class which starts on May 21st and takes another 3 hour class which starts on July 2nd will not receive a disbursement of loan funds until July 2nd. Your disbursement date will depend upon your start date for the minimum course load required for your type of aid. (Verification of enrollment at the end of add/drop may need to be completed prior to disbursement of aid for some students)
Federal Student Loans Limited to Remaining Annual Eligibility
Students applying for Federal Student Loans for Summer may only borrow the remaining portion of their annual eligibility for 2013-2014 (check STAR to see what you have used and compare with the annual eligibility chart below:
|Annual Eligibility Maximum|
|Check Your STAR Account at star.wvu.edu to see if you have already borrowed the annual limit for federal student loans|
|Freshman 0-28 hrs||$5,500||$9,500|
|Sophomore 29-58 hrs||$6,500||$10,500|
|Junior/Senior 59+ hrs||$7,500||$12,500|
|*Your FAFSA answers determine your status as Dependent or Independent for federal financial aid eligibility purposes.|
Other Loan Options to Try
Other Forms of Financial Assistance for Summer*
- Perkins Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and West Virginia HEAPS Grants are not available for Summer 2014.
Complete the Online Request for Summer 2014 Financial Aid:
The Request for Summer Financial Aid will be available on this webpage on March 25th.
Complete the online request for Summer 2014 Full-time Federal Work Study:
Students must not be enrolled for any courses for any part of the Summer term.
The Request for Summer Full-time Federal Work Study will be available on this webpage on March 25th.
Once your Request for Summer Financial Aid has been processed, please review the following document:
You will be able to request a Summer Aid Adjustment after your request is processed (the form will be available here on March 25th.
To learn more about the specific requirements and options for financial assistance contact the Financial Aid Office located on the 2nd Floor of the Mountainlair. You can call our office at (304) 293-5242. Financial aid questions can also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.