The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires disclosure of policies
that can affect students in colleges and universities. The following information
is disclosed to you as a student at West Virginia University or one of its divisional
campuses in compliance with federal law.
Estimated Costs and TuitionStudents can find different ways to estimate tuition, costs for financial aid purposes, and estimate aid (for incoming freshmen or prospective freshmen) on our Estimate Costs & Aid page
Applying for Federal Financial Aid
For federal financial aid consideration (
Title IV funds), students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) at
fafsa.ed.gov each year they are admitted/enrolled and want federal aid consideration.
Applying for Aid and
Preparing for the FAFSA websites for more information.
Types of Aid
There are various types of aid students may be eligible to receive, based on financial
need and/or academic merit. Eligibility for various types of aid may also
be impacted by the student's level (undergraduate or graduate), type of degree
they are pursuing, and program of study. See our
Types of Aid site for more information.
Entrance and Exit Counseling for Federal Student Loans
Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans (Entrance and Exit Counseling)
Federal TEACH Grant (Entrance, Subsequent, and Exit Counseling)
Federal TEACH Grant recipients must completed Entrance Counseling (or Subsequent Counseling if the grant has been received before) each aid year they receive the grant before it can disburse (in addition to the Agreement to Serve requirement). Entrance and Subsequent Counseling is available at the studentloans.gov website. These students must also complete Exit Counseling when they graduate or leave the program of study for which they received the grant. TEACH Exit Counseling is available at the studentloans.gov website.
Federal Perkins and Institutional Loans
Students who have borrowed Perkins or institutional loans must complete exit counseling when the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time (due to graduation, not returning, or reducing enrollment). Exit Counseling for these loans is provided by a third-party, Heartland ECSI. Students will be emailed instructions to their student MIX email from Heartland ECSI when exit counseling must be completed.
Terms and Conditions of Federal Student Loans
Average Loan Indebtedness
Student Loan Problems
Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Possession of a Controlled Substance
- First Offense = 1 year of ineligibility for financial aid after the date of
- Second Offense = 2 years of ineligibility for financial aid
- Third Offense = Indefinite ineligibility for financial aid
Sale of a Controlled Substance
- First Offense = 2 years of ineligibility for financial aid
- Second Offense = Indefinite ineligibility for financial aid
- The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that a) complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations and b) includes two unannounced drug tests.
- The conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.
Refund Disbursement Information
Refund Policy (Reduction of Charges)
Students may purchase textbooks using the WVU bookstore. For more information
about using financial aid to purchase books through the WVU bookstore, refer
Attention Federal Pell Grant recipients:
Financial aid is disbursed approximately 10 days prior to the first day of classes
for each term. Therefore, if your Pell Grant and any other disbursed
aid exceed your institutional charges, you should (if eligible) receive any
reimbursements to purchase books and supplies by the required seventh day of