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Paying for College

Are your students wondering how much WVU will cost? Use these links to estimate aid and explore scholarships and grants.

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Estimation Tools

Scholarship Charts and Calculator

Use our scholarship charts or scholarship calculator to determine eligibility for WVU merit scholarships.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator assists incoming first-time freshmen to understand the costs that are associated with their first year.

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Scholarships, Grants and Loans

Scholarships: General

  • WVU now offers automatic scholarships for test-optional applicants and score-sending applicants. View scholarship charts for each applicant type.
  • Information about internal and external scholarships, terms and conditions for renewal and much more can be on the Financial Aid: Scholarships. page.

Scholarships: West Virginia Residents

Promise Scholarship

  • Sponsored by the state of West Virginia for West Virginia resident students.
  • Currently pays up to $4,750 per year for up to four undergraduate years or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • Review the Promise Scholarship website at for current scholarship criteria.
  • Additional details can be found on the Promise FAQs page.
  • To be considered for Promise, incoming first-time freshmen are required to complete the Promise application and submit the FAFSA via the myStudentAid app or the Federal Student Aid website by March 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  • Learn more about using the Promise Scholarship at WVU.


View grant information, including federal grants, WVU grants and some state grants.


There are a variety of loans available for students and for their parents. Learn about loans and what these mean for your students.

We strongly encourage you to reach out to your regional recruiter for a conversation about loans if you need more details or some support in explaining the implications of loans to your students.

FAFSA Resources

The WVU FAFSA school code is 003827. See our advice for completing the FAFSA.

FAFSA Overview

Learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives students access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund their education.

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How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.

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Important Dates and Information

Help your students stay on track for enrollment.

Important Dates

  • Aug. 1: Application opens
  • Oct. 1: Housing Application and FAFSA open
  • Mar. 1: FAFSA Priority Deadline
  • Apr. 1: Honors College Application Deadline
  • June: New Student Orientation
  • Jun. 1: Students must be admitted by June 1, 2022 to qualify for Scholarships of Distinction and Go First Scholarships. Students admitted prior to this date have until June 1, 2022 to submit updated official transcripts or test scores.



  • FAFSA School Code: 003827
  • SAT Code: 5904
  • ACT Code: 4540
  • TOEFL Code: 5904

Have questions? Feedback? A request for how we can better serve you? Contact the Regional Recruitment Team and tell us more!