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.

Deadlines

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 Direct “Stafford” Student Loans Limited to Remaining Annual Eligibility

Students applying for Federal Direct “Stafford” Student Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) 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
  Dependent* Independent*
Freshman 0-28 hrs $5,500 $9,500
Sophomore 29-58 hrs $6,500 $10,500
Junior/Senior 59+ hrs $7,500 $12,500
Graduate/Professional $20,500
*Your FAFSA answers determine your status as Dependent or Independent for federal financial aid eligibility purposes.

Other Loan Options to Try

You may seek additional financial aid through a Parent PLUS Loan for Undergraduate Students or a Graduate PLUS Loan or Private Loans.

Other Forms of Financial Assistance for Summer*

Perkins Loan (Undergraduates Only)

The Perkins Loan is a long-term, low-interest subsidized loan awarded by WVU. It has a fixed 5% interest rate, and a nine-month grace period between the time you graduate or leave school and the time you begin repayment. Students who accept this loan must complete a promissory note at https://www.ecsi.net/prom31/ using their student FAFSA PIN number.

PLEASE NOTE: Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and West Virginia HEAPS Grants are not available for Summer 2014.


Complete the Online Request for Summer 2014 Financial Aid:

Summer Aid Request

Once your Request for Summer Financial Aid has been processed, please review the following document:

allaboutsummeraidoffer

You can complete, print and submit a Summer 2014 Adjustment Form after your Summer Aid Request has been processed.


More Information

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 finaid@mail.wvu.edu.