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Summer Financial Aid 2023

Submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for summer aid. For summer 2023, you should make sure you have both a 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 FAFSA submitted for maximum consideration. A separate summer application for aid is NOT REQUIRED!

We usually begin reviewing students for summer financial aid after summer registration in March 2023. To save YOU time and effort, your eligibility for summer financial aid will automatically be reviewed if you meet the criteria listed below under the Eligible for Summer Aid Review section. You will receive summer aid notifications to your MIX email (via your WVU Portal).


Eligible for Summer Aid Review

You will "automatically" be reviewed for summer financial aid eligibility if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You are registered at least half-time in degree-pursuant courses for summer unless you are a Pell Grant-eligible student who did not use full-time Pell during fall and/or spring and may have remaining Pell eligibility for less than half-time enrollment.
  2. You have a valid 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted to WVU. Note: For students who have utilized all or most of their Federal Pell Grant during fall and spring, it may benefit them to submit both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 FAFSAs for potential summer Pell Grant consideration.
  3. You do not have any unsatisfied requirements on your account preventing a financial aid review.
  4. You are maintaining 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 webpage for more information.

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NOT Eligible for Summer Aid Review

  • No valid FAFSA received by WVU for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.
  • Enrolled less than half-time in degree-pursuant courses (unless you are a Pell Grant-eligible student who did not use full-time Pell during fall and/or spring)
  • 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 webpage for more information.

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Estimate Your Summer Cost of Attendance

The Excel spreadsheets can help you estimate your potential cost of attendance for summer. Please note that books, course materials, supplies and equipment, housing and food costs (if living off campus), transportation, and personal expenses are estimated non billable (indirect) costs you may accrue during your summer enrollment. Only tuition and fees (and housing and food costs if living on campus) will show as charges to your student account for summer.

When you click on one of the links below, it will download an Excel spreadsheet to calculate estimated summer 2023 cost of attendance.

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Potential Summer Aid and Options

  • Summer Gift Aid: This is financial aid that usually does not need to be repaid (such as grants and scholarships).
  • Summer Borrowed Aid: This is financial aid that has to be repaid (loans). Please note that summer eligibility for Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loans depends on federal annual limits and the amount already borrowed during Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023. See below for the maximum annual limits.
  • Monthly Payment Plan: The monthly payment allows students to break a portion or all of their bill into monthly payments. See our Tuition Payment Plan webpage for more information.
  • Other Funding Options

Annual Direct Maximum Subsidized/Unsubsidized Eligibility
(Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and/or Summer 2023)

Check your Financial Aid Information via your WVU Portal to calculate if you have already borrowed your annual limit in federal student loans. If you borrow the annual amount during fall and spring, you would not have loan eligibility remaining for summer.

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

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Other Potential Resources to Finance Summer

  • Monthly payment plan: For more information or to sign up, visit our Tuition Payment Plan webpage.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: Contact your vocational rehabilitation counselor.
  • PA State Grant: Information can be found on the PHEAA website.
  • Promise Scholarship: See our Summer Promise webpage 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 non billable (indirect) costs - such as supplies, personal, and transportation costs.

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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 Summer Financial Aid Offer webpage.

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