Federal Student Aid (FSA)
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
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.
Programs Not Eligible for FSA
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.
- Climate Change Awareness & Leadership (Graduate Certificate)
- Emergency Management Executive Leadership (Graduate Certificate)
- Emergency Management (Undergraduate Certificate)
- Foundations of Homeland Security (Undergraduate Certificate)
- General Studies (A.A. and B.A.)
- Oracle Database (Undergraduate Certificate)
- Courses taken for "audit"
- Courses taken as a "non-degree-seeking" student
FSA Credit Balance Refunds
Once you qualify for FSA, you'll need to continue to meet basic eligibility requirements, maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP), and complete your FAFSA annually.
In addition, be aware of how withdrawals and extensions can affect your federal aid eligibility.
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:
- Full-time: 12+ undergraduate or 6+ graduate credits
- 3/4 time: 9 undergraduate credits
- Half-time: 6 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits
- Less than half-time: 3 undergraduate credits
Registration Requirements and Academic Semester Information
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 are 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. Once we contact you, you'll have 28 days to respond and submit the required documentation. We hope this isn't the case, but if you're suspected of fraud, we'll report it to the Regional Office of the Inspector General or law enforcement to investigate the matter.