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Timeline

August – December

  • Research the University of Charleston and apply for admission.
  • Research scholarship opportunities.
  • Apply for the Personal Identification number (PIN) needed to file for FAFSA. Visit www.pin.ed.gov.

January – June

  • As soon as possible after January 1, complete your FAFSA application. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. Use the University of Charleston’s federal school code 003818.
  • Receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA federal processor by email through an online link or postal mail.
    • Review and make any needed changes.
    • Submit changes online or by postal mail after tax forms are complete.
     
  • Complete any remaining scholarship and financial aid information for the University of Charleston.  
  • Receive Financial Aid Award Notification.
    • Incoming freshmen receive notice late March or early April.
    • Upperclass undergraduates and graduate students receive notice late May or early June.
     
  • Review award notification. If you decide to attend the University of Charleston, accept and return that federal aid package.

June – July

  • If you are eligible for Federal Stafford or Perkins loans, you will receive email in June or July.
  • E-sign promissory notes for these federal loans.
  • If additional funding is needed, other loan options may be available, such as Federal PLUS Loans for parents and graduate students. Learn more about loans.

August

  • Financial Aid credits to the student’s account in the Registrar’s Office at the University of Charleston up to 10 days before classes begin.
  • If the financial aid amount is:
    • Greater than the amount due, a check will be mailed to the student
    • Less than the amount due, you will need to pay the remainder.
     
  • If a federal work-study has been awarded, a job must be found early in the semester or that award will be cancelled.

Contact Information

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

Beckley Student Solutions Center
877-393-5014

www.pin.ed.gov.

FAFSA 

University of Charleston
School Code: 003818 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy