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Timeline

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Once you are admitted, closely monitor your MIX email.  It is the primary mode of communication.


September 2017

  • New, incoming students can apply for admission.
  • Seek out scholarships to help fund your educational expenses.
  • New students should apply for your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at fsaid.ed.gov. Both you and your parent(s) must apply for separate FSA IDs. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN), Entrance Counseling, and PLUS Loan Requests.
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October 2017

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. To receive the best financial aid offer available to you, complete your FAFSA by the March 1, 2018 priority deadline. If you are interested in any state or private aid programs, check with the agency for application and deadline information.
  • First-time freshman West Virginia residents can submit the PROMISE Scholarship application. Additional information can be found at cfwv.com.
  • First-time freshman should schedule final ACT and/or SAT tests so scores will can be received by February 1, 2018.
  • Monitor your WVU Portal for requirements which could prevent your financial aid award offer.

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November 2017

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December 2017

  • Financial aid award offer notifications begin to admitted first-time freshmen with a valid FAFSA and no unsatisfied requirements on their STAR account (under "Financial Aid" then "Eligibility").
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January 2018

  • Incoming students should make sure they are admitted with their most recent high school transcripts and ACT and/or SAT test scores on file to meet the February 1 deadline for institutional scholarships.
  • Dining plans for the 2018-2019 academic year become available for selection for students at mymountaineercard.wvu.edu.
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February 2018

  • Submit a FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • First-time freshmen who are West Virginia residents applying for the PROMISE Scholarship must complete both the application and FAFSA by March 1.
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March 2018

  • Submit a FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • First-time freshmen who are West Virginia residents applying for the PROMISE Scholarship must complete both the application and FAFSA by March 1.
  • March 26: Students interested in utilizing our monthly payment plan option for all or a portion of their institutional charges can start signing up for the Tuition Payment Plan.
  • At the end of the month, financial aid award offer notifications begin to continuing students with a valid FAFSA and no unsatisfied requirements on their STAR account (under "Financial Aid" then "Eligibility").
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May 2018

  • Parents and graduate or professional students interested in a Federal Direct PLUS Loan may apply at studentloans.gov.
  • May 21: Students whose financial aid is more than their institutional charges can begin reserving their fall semester books with the WVU Bookstore using financial aid.
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June 2018

  • First-time Direct Loan borrowers (subsidized, unsubsidized, and/or PLUS loans) must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov
  • If you accepted Federal Work Study, upload your resume and work availability to MountaineerTRAK and apply for up to three positions. Monitor your MIX email for communications from hiring supervisors.
  • June 4: The student health insurance waiver becomes available at studentinsurance.wvu.edu.
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July 2018

  • Students who have more financial aid than institutional charges will be eligible for a refund at the beginning of the semester. Sign up for direct deposit through studentaccounts.wvu.edu/refunds.
  • July 6: Fall institutional charges available online at star.wvu.edu.
  • July 15: eBills sent to MIX accounts for those who owe a balance.
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August 2018

  • August 1:
    •  Fall Bill Due (less financial aid amount displayed in STAR).  Since aid cannot disburse until August 5, financial aid authorized on students' accounts will display as expected payment toward fall institutional charges. Students do not have to make payment for the portion of the institutional charges covered by authorized financial aid. This will be reflected on the Electronic Bill on the student's STAR account.
    • Last day to reserve books using financial aid through the WVU Bookstore.
  • August 5: Financial aid pays toward the fall institutional charges.
  • August 9: Refunds may be available for students signed up for direct deposit through studentaccounts.wvu.edu/refunds.
  • August 15: First day of fall classes.
  • August 21: Last day to add/drop classes.
  • August 24: Last day to pick up books on reserve with the WVU Bookstore.
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