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The federal government offers a number of financial aid options to help you pay for school, including grants and loans. The primary difference is that loans need to be repaid, while most grants do not.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED.gov) website provides information on all federal student aid programs, however, the grants and loans listed below are the only ones we accept here.
You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) in order to apply for federal aid.
You will need our school code and location in order to complete your FAFSA:
School Code: 038193-00
Location: West Virginia
Learn More About FSA
Federal grants we accept:
Visit the Federal Student Aid website to learn more about grant opportunities.
To learn about grants offered in your home state, please visit the Department of Education State Higher Education Agency webpage.
Federal loans we accept:
Get all the information you need to manage repayment of your federal student loans.
Use the repayment estimator to estimate your federal student loan payments.
Please note: These programs are not eligible for FSA. If you are interested in one of these programs, please explore our other options for paying for school.
Federal aid funds are paid directly to the university to cover your tuition. Any remaining funds will be disbursed to you. We use BankMobile, a higher education financial services company, to provide a faster, more convenient way to send your credit balance refunds.
FSA requires that you be enrolled at least half-time in each 16-week semester to be eligible for their Direct Loan program.
The following applies to each 16-week semester:
FSA requires you to follow an academic calendar consisting of two academic semesters. Because our classes start monthly, the dates of your academic semester vary. View our academic year table to determine the start date of each FSA semester.
Keep in mind that each course must fit within the start and end dates of your academic semester. In addition, you should register for all of your courses for the entire 16-week academic semester at least one week prior to the start of the semester. For example, if you are taking multiple 8-week courses, you'll want to register for all those courses before the semester begins.
Some students who will receive (or have received) need-based FSA may be randomly chosen for verification, where we compare the information on your FAFSA with your financial documents. You'll be notified if you've been chosen for this process, as this law requires that we complete verification prior to your federal aid award distribution. The purpose is to verify that your FAFSA is complete and accurate and resolve any conflicting information identified.
On case-by-case basis, the university may administer professional judgment to make adjustments to the cost of attendance, dependency status, or the values of the data elements required to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of an individual eligible applicant with special circumstances. As these circumstances are not the norm; documentation will be collected to support any adjustments. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances that may change your eligibility, please contact email@example.com.