Financial Aid Programs
NEW Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver
Program - Provides a tuition waiver benefit for the full-time
benefits eligible employees of West Virginia University at Parkersburg
and their qualified spouses or dependants beginning in the Fall, 2010
Application Here. Read
Federal Pell Grant
Available to undergraduate students who show financial need and have
not earned a bachelor or professional degree. The award is based on
enrollment status, i.e. full-time, part-time, etc. Please notify the WVU
at Parkersburg Financial Aid Office if your enrollment status changes
during the year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor
or professional degree and demonstrate financial need. Priority is given
to students that have completed the financial aid process by May 1.
Limited funding restricts the number of awards offered annually.
West Virginia Higher Education Grant
Available to full-time, undergraduate, West Virginia residents.
For consideration, the applicant must fill out the FAFSA at
www.fafsa.ed.gov and demonstrate need, and the application must be received by
of the award year. The student is required to complete 24 credit hours
per academic year and maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point
average. The state grant pays up to 100% of tuition. Further
questions about the state grant program should be directed to the West
Virginia Higher Education Grant Program at (304) 558-4614 or
1-888-825-5707. WVHEG Awards are subject to reduction or
cancellation. Awards are tentative until finalized by the WVHEG
HEAPS (Higher Education Assistance for Part-time students)
Awarded to students who are WV residents enrolled in 3-11 credit hours. Limited funding restricts number of awards, and this grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Studentsí eligibility will be evaluated after they request the grant, and the grant is typically not awarded until after the add/drop period is over, to ensure that the student is part-time.
West Virginia PROMISE Scholarships
West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing
In-state Student Excellence) is a merit-based scholarship program
designed to keep qualified students in West Virginia by making college
affordable. All students must file the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. For eligibility
requirements and any additional information, visit www.promisescholarships.org
or call 1-800-WVPROMISE.
Federal Work Study
Available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be processed by May 1 of the award year. Positions are available both on and off campus. This money is not disbursed in the form of a refund check to the student. Work study participants are paid semi-monthly for hours worked. Limited funding restricts the number of awards annually.
Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
Available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours). The interest rate on the loan is variable and established each June but will not exceed 8.25%. A processing fee may be deducted from the borrowed amount so the actual check may be less than the borrowed amount shown in the studentís financial aid award package. The loan repayment begins six months after graduating or leaving school. Maximum Aannual amounts are 3,500 for freshmen, 4,500 for sophomores, and $5500 for juniors and seniors.
Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
Available to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) and have not had their cost of attendance met through other aid awards. The interest rate will not exceed 8.25%. A processing fee may be deducted from the borrowed amount so the actual check may be less than the borrowed amount shown in the studentís financial aid award package. The loan repayment begins six months after graduating or leaving school. However, interest payments on the loan must be paid while the student is in school or deferred and capitalized (added to the principal of the loan). Annual amounts available are the same as for the Subsidized Stafford Loan and are calculated by combining the totals for the two awards so that a borrower may only receive the maximum through one or the other, or a combination of both Subsidized and Unsubsidized.
Federal PLUS Loan
Available to parents of dependent students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours). The parent must have a good credit history and may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any financial awards. The interest rate on the loan is variable and established each June, but will not exceed 9%. A processing fee may be deducted from the borrowed amount so the actual check may be less than the borrowed amount shown in the studentís financial aid award package.
WVU Parkersburg Financial Aid Office
300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
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or amend the regulations and provisions contained on these web pages.