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Summer Financial Aid 2018

Summer Financial Aid Reviews Have Started!


To save YOU time and effort, your eligibility for summer financial aid will automatically be reviewed if you meet the criteria listed below under “Eligible for Summer Aid Review.” You will receive a notification to your student MIX email once your review is complete.

  1. You are REGISTERED at least half-time.
  2. You have a valid 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted to WVU.  Note: A 2018-2019 FAFSA does not apply for the summer term.  It must be for the 2017-2018 year.
  3. You do not have any unsatisfied requirements on your STAR account preventing a financial aid review.
  4. You are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for financial aid eligibility.
  5. If you are seeking a degree from WVU but taking summer courses at another institution, complete the transient financial aid application process.
  6. If you are participating in a study abroad or exchange program for summer, see our Study Abroad page for more information.
  • No valid FAFSA on file for 2017-2018.
  • Enrolled less than half-time.
  • You are a visiting or transient student from another institution (contact your home school regarding summer financial aid).
  • You are working on a certificate (not seeking a degree).
  • You are a non-degree student.  Note: If the classes are required for acceptance into a degree-seeking program, you may be eligible.  See our Non-Degree Student page for more information.

Estimate Your Summer Cost of Attendance

These Excel spreadsheets can help you estimate your cost of attendance for summer. Please note books, room and board (if living off-campus), transportation, and personal expenses are estimated indirect costs you may accrue during your summer enrollment. Only tuition and fees (and room/board if living on-campus) will show as charges to your student account for summer.

Summer Aid Options

Annual Direct Maximum Subsidized/Unsubsidized Eligibility
(Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and/or Summer 2018)

Check your STAR account at to calculate if you have already borrowed your annual limit in federal student loans.

Level Dependent Independent
0 to 29 Earned Hours = Freshman $5,500 $9,500
30 to 59 Earned Hours = Sophomore $6,500 $10,500
60+ Earned Hours = Junior and Senior $7,500 $12,500
Graduate & Professional (excluding below) N/A $20,500
Level 9 Month Annual Limit 12 Month Annual Limit
Professional MD and DDS $40,500 $47,167
Professional Doctor of Pharmacy (last 2 years), Public Health & Health Administration (last 2 years) $33,000 $39,667

Other Resources to Finance Summer

  • TuitionPay monthly payment plan:  For more information or to sign up, visit
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: Contact your vocational rehabilitation counselor.
  • PA State Grant: Information can be found at
  • Promise Scholarship: Complete application at between March 15 – May 15.  See our Summer PROMISE page for more information.
  • External or departmental scholarships:  Students should always continue seeking additional scholarship assistance.
  • Student employment: Students can seek on- or off-campus employment to help with indirect costs - such as supplies, personal, and transportation costs.

Understanding Your Summer Financial Aid Offer

If you have received a summer financial aid email notification and would like more information about responding to the offer, please review our All About Your Aid Offer page.