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Pay Your Academic Deposit

The academic deposit is required of all students and saves your place in our incoming class.

Steps to Complete

  1. If you haven't done so already, claim your account.
  2. Sign in to WVU Portal using your WVU Login credentials.
  3. Select the Pay Your Academic Deposit link.
  4. Pay the academic deposit — $150 for West Virginia residents and $250 for all other students — using an electronic check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).

Contact the WVU IT Service Desk if you have a technical problem while paying the academic deposit.

We also have answers to common questions about the academic deposit. If you have other questions about the academic deposit, please contact your admissions counselor.

Due to the late release of the 2024-2025 FAFSA, we have extended the deadline to July 1 for academic and housing deposit refunds for first-time students. You must cancel your WVU application or attendance using the cancellation form by July 1 for a full refund of the academic deposit and/or a partial refund of the housing deposit. Deposits are forfeited if cancelling after July 1.

There is no change to the scholarship deadline. GPA updates and test scores must be received by June 1 for merit scholarship consideration.

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