Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
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 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 Create an Account (FSA ID) webpage. 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 requirements for federal student loans, apply for Federal PLUS Loans, and more!
- October 1: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the Federal Student Aid FAFSA webpage. To receive the best financial aid offer available to you, complete your FAFSA by the March 1, 2023 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 take care of everything.
- 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 webpage.
- October 3: Housing applications become available for living on campus. You must pay your academic deposit before you can apply for housing.
- October 3: 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.
- Begin to monitor your Financial Aid Information and your MIX email via your WVU Portal for unsatisfied requirements which could prevent your financial aid offer.
- Fall breaks are a great time to apply for scholarships!
- Toward the beginning to middle of December, scholarship only offers begin to admitted, first-time freshmen (for scholarship recipients who do not have a valid FAFSA on file for the aid year). Financial aid offers also begin for first-time freshmen who have a valid FAFSA and no unsatisfied requirements that would prevent an aid offer.
- Two months left to submit the FAFSA before the priority deadline of March 1.
- January 24: 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.
- This is the last month to submit a FAFSA before the March 1 priority deadline to optimize 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 Promise 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.
- Dining plans for the 2023-2024 academic year may become available for selection for students on the MyMountaineerCard website.
- By the end of the month, financial aid offers begin to continuing students with a valid FAFSA and no unsatisfied requirements that would prevent an aid offer.
- New Student Orientation information is sent to incoming students who have paid their academic deposit.
- April 15: Deadline for West Virginia residents to submit a valid FAFSA to be considered for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant.
- Use the Cost and Resource 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 as well as potential payment options. Find the planner on our Cost and Resource Planner webpage.
- May 1: Last day for incoming students to receive a full refund of their academic deposit if they will not be attending in fall.
- May 15: Students can begin reserving their books using financial aid (if aid is more than institutional charges) through the bookstore programs.
- Parents of dependent undergraduates interested in a Parent PLUS Loan or graduate/professional students interested in a Graduate PLUS Loan may apply on the Federal Student Aid website for the upcoming academic year.
- June 1: Admission deadline for most institutional scholarships for incoming, first-time freshmen. Students who meet the admission deadline will also be considered for scholarships (or increases to scholarships if applicable) based on submission of new high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores if the information is updated on their WVU student record by June 1, 2023. Test scores are automatically processed when sent to WVU. However, for High School GPA changes, students must work with their WVU Admissions Counselor. High School GPA changes are not processed automatically. Visit our Scholarships webpage for more information on institutional scholarships.
- June 1: Student health insurance waiver available.
- June 29: Last day to select a meal plan before it defaults to the Go 13 plan (for students living on the Morgantown campus).
- First-time Direct Loan borrowers (subsidized, unsubsidized, and/or graduate PLUS loans) must complete a Master Promissory Note (a.k.a. MPN or Loan Agreement) and Entrance Counseling on the Federal Student Aid website.
- New Student Orientation for incoming first-time freshmen.
- July 1: First priority deadline for appeals for fall for students not maintaining satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid eligibility.
- July 4: The WVU Hub is closed due to a University holiday.
- On or around July 5: Fall charges available online for students through their WVU MyAccount and parents or guests through WVU MyAccount (if the student has given them Authorized User access to their WVU MyAccount billing information).
- On or around July 5: July billing notifications (the first to include fall charges) sent to MIX email for students who owe a balance, due August 1.
- July 5: Five-month option of the monthly payment plan available for fall.
- July 15: Deadline for Transfer Scholarship consideration for students who are transferring to the WVU Morgantown, Beckley, or Keyser campuses as an incoming, undergraduate-level, first-time transfer student coming to one of WVU's campuses for the first time from another institution outside of the WVU System. Visit our Scholarships webpage for more information on transfer scholarships.
- July 23: Last day to sign up for the five-month option of the monthly payment plan for fall.
- July 24: Four-month option of the monthly payment plan available for fall.
- Students who have more financial aid than institutional charges will be eligible for a refund at the beginning of the semester. To receive the refund as quickly as possible, see our Refunds webpage for information on signing up for direct deposit.
- August 1: Payment due for July billing notifications (minus authorized aid if it is ready to disburse).
- August 1: Student health insurance waiver deadline.
- August 2: Late payment fees 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 webpage.
- On or around August 4: August billing notifications sent to MIX email for students who owe a balance, due September 1 by 4:45 p.m. Eastern.
- August 4: Last day students can reserve books through the bookstore programs (if aid is more than institutional charges).
- August 6: Financial aid disburses as payment toward fall charges.
- August 6: Refunds may be available in student bank accounts by August 17 for students eligible for a refund if the student signed up for direct deposit on or before August 6, 2023. 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 webpage.
- August 11: Students who reserved their books using financial aid through the bookstore programs can begin picking them up.
- August 16: First day of classes!
- August 16: Refunds may be 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 our Refunds webpage.
- August 22: Last day to add/drop full-semester classes for fall.
- August 22: Second priority deadline for appeals for fall for students not maintaining satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid eligibility.
- August 23: Last day to sign up for the four-month option of the monthly payment plan for fall.
- August 24: Three-month option of the monthly payment plan available for fall.
- August 25: Last day that students who reserved their books using financial aid through the bookstore programs can pick up their books (or perform returns/exchanges).
- August 28: Final deadline for appeals for fall for students not maintaining satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid eligibility.
- September 1: Payment due by 4:45 p.m. (Eastern) for August billing notifications.
- September 1: After 4:45 p.m. (Eastern) late payment fees assessed on past due balances of $200 or more (from August billing notifications and including all prior semester balances). More information available on our Billing webpage.
- September 4: The WVU Hub is closed due to a University holiday.
- September 23: Last day to sign up for the three-month option of the monthly payment plan for fall.