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Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Once you are admitted, closely monitor your MIX email via your WVU Portal. It is the primary mode of communication. Pay particularly close attention to emails from the WVU Mountaineer Hub because they usually pertain to important topics like financial aid and billing.


September 2020

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October 2020

  • October 1: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the myStudentAid app (available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play) or via the Federal Student Aid website. To receive the best financial aid offer available to you, complete your FAFSA by the March 1, 2021 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 on the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship website.
  • First-time freshmen should schedule ACT and/or SAT tests so scores can be received as early as possible. The goal is to ensure the most up-to-date test information is available on your WVU student record for scholarship consideration deadlines.
  • Monitor your Financial Aid Information via your WVU Portal for requirements which could prevent your financial aid offer.

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November 2020

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December 2020

  • Toward the beginning of December, financial aid offers begin to admitted first-time freshmen with a valid FAFSA and no unsatisfied requirements. You can find unsatisfied requirements through your WVU Portal (under your Financial Aid Information, then the "Eligibility" section).

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January 2021

  • January 18: For consideration for the Bucklew and Foundation Scholarships, incoming first-time freshmen who are residents of West Virginia should make sure they are admitted with their most recent high school transcripts and ACT and/or SAT test scores on file. If students are eligible to apply for the scholarships, they will be notified via email.

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February 2021

  • This is the last month to submit a FAFSA before the March 1 priority deadline to optimize your financial aid eligibility.
  • This is the last month for first-time freshmen who are West Virginia residents applying for the PROMISE Scholarship to submit both the application and FAFSA before the March 1 deadline.

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March 2021

  • March 1: Priority deadline to submit a FAFSA for consideration for the best financial aid offer available to you.
  • March 1: Deadline for first-time freshmen who are West Virginia residents to apply for the PROMISE Scholarship by submitting both the PROMISE application and FAFSA.
  • By the end of the month, financial aid offers begin to continuing students with a valid FAFSA and no unsatisfied requirements. You can find unsatisfied requirements through your WVU Portal (under your Financial Aid Information, then the "Eligibility" section).

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April 2021

  • Use the Plan for Your Cost Your Way planner to plan for your estimated costs for the upcoming fall and spring. The planner allows students and families to input their information to determine potential costs. It also allows you to see how making changes to things such as your college, room, and meal plan can impact cost. Find the planner on our Cost & Resource Planner page.

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May 2021

  • March 1: Admission deadline for most institutional scholarships for first-time students (Scholarship of Distinction, Distinguished Achievement, International). Visit our Scholarships page for more information on institutional scholarships.
  • Parents of dependent undergraduates interested in a Parent PLUS Loan and graduate/professional students interested in a Graduate PLUS Loan may apply on the Federal Student Aid website.

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June 2021

  • First-time Direct Loan borrowers (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and/or Graduate PLUS loans) must complete a Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note) and Entrance Counseling on the Federal Student Aid website.

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July 2021

  • July 15: Deadline for incoming students who were admitted by the May 1 consideration deadline to have updated high school transcripts and ACT and/or SAT test scores on file (i.e. showing on their WVU account) for institutional scholarship reconsideration.
  • 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 our Refunds page.

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