• Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

    Congratulations on choosing a UC education! We think you’ll agree that it is one of the best investments you and your family will ever make. This page provides you with a variety of resources and information concerning all facets of financial aid including federal grants, UC scholarships and loans. Specific information can be accessed by using the links at the left of this page. We believe a combination of UC, federal, state, and outside aid can make your UC education affordable.

    If you need more assistance, your admissions representative is here to help you every step of the way. Please contact us at 1-800-995-4682 to discuss your individual financial planning worksheet.

    Financial Aid Office Counselors are also available to discuss actual award offerings and advanced financial aid counseling. Please contact us at 304-357-4944 to discuss your award package.

    All financial aid forms and documents may be returned electronically, via fax, scanned and emailed, or mailed to:

    Financial Aid Office
    University of Charleston
    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
    Charleston, WV 25304
    304-357-4944
    FAX 304-357-4769
    ucfinancialaid@ucwv.edu  

    When you fill out the FAFSA application, you will need the following information:

    • Previous Federal Income Tax Returns and other tax information, including W-2 statements for the:
      • Student
      • Student’s spouse (if married)
      • Student’s parents (if the student is dependent)
      • Student’s Social Security Number (and parents’ Social Security Numbers if the student is dependent)
      • Driver’s license number
      • Alien Registration Number (if the student is a permanent resident)
    • Current financial information for the student and for the parents if the student is dependent — for:
      • Savings
      • Investments
      • Business and farm assets

    Application Process Overview

    Submit your online application at www.pin.ed.gov.

    FAFSA Basics

    The most important step in financing your education is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Only by completing the FAFSA can you apply for loans, scholarships, grants issued through the federal government and WV state programs.

    • FAFSA application - Complete the FAFSA to be considered for the maximum amount. Late completion may cause delays in processing and may limit the financial aid received.
    • FAFSA Deadlines

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