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.
- New, incoming students apply for admission.
- All students - incoming and continuing - should seek out external scholarships and departmental or program scholarships to help with educational expenses.
- New students should apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) on the FSA ID website. Both you and at least one parent must apply for separate FSA IDs. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN), Entrance Counseling, PLUS Loan Requests, and more!
- 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.
- Housing applications become available. You must pay your academic deposit before you apply for housing.
- Room selection begins.
- 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.
- Fall breaks are a great time to apply for scholarships!
- 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).
- 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.
- Dining plans for the 2021-2022 academic year become available for selection for students on the My Mountaineer Card website.
- 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.
- 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).
- New Student Orientation information is sent to incoming students who have paid their academic deposit.
- 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.
- May 1: Six-month option of the monthly payment plan available for fall.
- May 1: Academic deposit payment due for incoming students for fall.
- May 1: Initial last day for incoming students to receive a full refund of their academic deposit if they will not be attending in fall, but the date has now been extended to June 1.
- May 17: Students can begin reserving their books using financial aid (if aid is more than institutional charges) through the bookstore programs.
- May 31: Last day to sign up for the six-month option of the monthly payment plan for fall.
- 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.
- June 1: Five-month option of the monthly payment plan available for fall.
- June 1: (Extended from May 1) Last day for incoming students to receive a full refund of their academic deposit if they will not be attending in fall.
- June 1: Student health insurance waiver available.
- June 15: Admission deadline (extended from March 1 initial 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.
- June 29: Last day to select a meal plan before it defaults to the Go 13 plan (for students living on the Morgantown campus).
- June 30: Last day to sign up for the five-month option of the monthly payment plan for fall.
- 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.
- New Student Orientation for incoming first-time freshmen.
- July 1: Four-month option of the monthly payment plan available for fall.
- July 1: Appeal priority deadline for fall for students not meeting satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid eligibility.
- On or around July 3: Fall charges available online for students through their WVU Portal and parents or guests through the Parent and Guest Portal (if the student has given them access to their student billing information).
- On or around July 3: July billing notifications (the first to include fall charges) sent to MIX email for students who owe a balance.
- July 5: The WVU Hub is closed due to a University holiday.
- 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.
- July 31: Last day to sign up for the four-month option of the monthly payment plan for fall.
- 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.
- August 1: Payment due for July billing notifications (minus their authorized aid if ready to disburse).
- August 1: Student health insurance waiver deadline.
- August 2: Late payment fees of 2.25% assessed on past due balances of $200 or more (from July billing notifications and including all prior semester balances). More information available on our Billing page.
- On or around August 3: August billing notifications sent to MIX email for students who owe a balance.
- August 4: Last day students can reserve books through the bookstore programs (if aid is more than institutional charges).
- August 8: Financial aid disburses as payment toward fall charges.
- August 8: Refunds may be available in student bank accounts by August 18 for students eligible for a refund if the student signed up for direct deposit on or before August 8, 2021. Students who have previously received their refunds via direct deposit will have their refund deposited in the same account as before. More information can be found on our Refunds page.
- August 13: Students who reserved their books using financial aid through the bookstore programs can begin picking them up.
- August 18: First day of classes!
- August 18: Refunds may become available for students signed up for direct deposit who are due a refund because their financial aid (and payments) are more than their institutional charges for the semester. Students can sign up for direct deposit through the Refunds page.
- August 24: Last day to add/drop classes.
- August 27: Last day that students who reserved their books using financial aid through the bookstore programs can pick up their books.
- September 6: The WVU Hub is closed due to a University holiday.