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Timeline

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

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


September 2018

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October 2018

  • October 1: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the myStudentAid app or at fafsa.ed.gov. To receive the best financial aid offer available to you, complete your FAFSA by the March 1, 2019 priority deadline. If you are interested in any state or private aid programs, check with the agency for application and deadline information.
    • Although the priority deadline is March 1, the sooner you submit your FAFSA, the better! Sometimes additional information or documents are needed, so you want to have as much time as possible to get those taken care of if needed.
  • October 1: First-time freshmen who are West Virginia residents can submit the PROMISE Scholarship application. Additional information can be found at cfwv.com.
  • October 1: Housing applications are available. You must pay the academic deposit before you apply for housing.
  • Room selection begins. 
  • First-time freshmen should schedule final ACT and/or SAT tests so scores can be received by February 1, 2019.
  • Monitor your WVU Portal for requirements which could prevent your financial aid offer.

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November 2018

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December 2018

  • 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 2019

  • 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 2019-2020 academic year become available for selection for students at mymountaineercard.wvu.edu.
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February 2019

  • 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 submit both the application and FAFSA by March 1.
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March 2019

  • 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 submit both the application and FAFSA by March 1.
  • 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").
  • New Student Orientation information is sent to incoming students who have paid their academic deposit.
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May 2019

  • May 1: Academic deposit payment due for incoming students for fall.
  • May 1: Last day for incoming students to receive a full refund of their academic deposit if they will not be attending in fall.
  • Parents of dependent undergraduates and graduate/professional students interested in a Federal Direct PLUS Loan may apply at studentloans.gov.
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June 2019

  • First-time Direct Loan borrowers (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and/or Graduate PLUS loans) must complete the Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note) 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.
  • New Student Orientation for incoming first-time freshmen.
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July 2019

  • 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.
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