It Is Time to File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Each year, millions of students and their families across the country file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), making them eligible for various forms of federal, state, and institutional aid.  As of January 1, the FAFSA for the 2014-2015 school year is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  All students who are interested in attending West Virginia Wesleyan College are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA no later than March 1 using the College’s school code of 003830.

“Filing the FAFSA is the critical first step in qualifying for and receiving a financial aid package from colleges,” commented Bernie Valento, vice president for enrollment management.  “Once FAFSA data is received at West Virginia Wesleyan College, we begin to build a financial aid package designed to make attending the College possible.  In many cases, our financial aid packages are as generous as any institutions in the state and region.”

In addition to helping make college affordable, filing the FAFSA makes you eligible for consideration for all scholarships and grants awarded by the College.  A complete list of scholarships, as well as applications, can be found at http://www.wvwc.edu/admission/financial_aid/scholarships.php.

Please be sure to return the application, along with the required materials, to the Office of Admission by March 1 to be considered.

Scholarships made by the Department of Music and Department of Theatre & Dance require an audition.  Auditions dates are February 22-23 and March 22-23 on Wesleyan’s campus.  Please contact Jill Okes in the Office of Admission to set up an audition time.  She can be reached at okes_j@wvwc.edu or (304) 473-8047.

This past fall, West Virginia Wesleyan College enrolled its largest incoming class in more than ten years, and the College continues to be recognized for its quality, value, and affordability in higher education.  More than 95% of the incoming students received some form of financial aid and made West Virginia Wesleyan College their college of choice.  Wesleyan was also the only West Virginia institution listed for two consecutive years in the Princeton Review’s “Great Schools at Great Prices” category.  The College offers some of the region’s most generous scholarship offerings with academic awards ranging from $11,500-16,000 yearly along with talent-based awards for athletics, performing and visual arts, and community service.

For help in completing your FAFSA, please contact the Office of Admission at (304) 473-8510 or the Financial Aid Office at (304) 473-8080.