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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:

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.