- When do students begin receiving communications about summer payment?
- How can students enroll in a tuition payment plan, and why is it important to sign up early? What are the deadlines?
- When do students receive their summer semester bill?
- When does summer semester financial aid disburse and become available via direct deposit?
- When is summer semester payment due?
- Can students or parents pay their balance due over the phone with a credit card?
- If students want to pay in person or talk to someone about their options, where should they go?
When do students begin receiving communications about summer payment?
WVU usually begins communicating about summer billing timelines and payment options in April to give students and their families time to plan and budget for summer semester.
How can students enroll in a tuition payment plan, and why is it important to sign up early? What are the deadlines?
Details can be found on our Tuition Payment Plan webpage. A $35 enrollment fee plus the first payment is due when you sign up.
Early enrollment is important because it gives students the flexibility to make smaller payments over a longer period of time:
- Students who sign up from April 1 to April 30, 2022 can pay in three installments over three months (first payment and enrollment fee of $35 due at sign up followed by payments due on June 1 and July 1).
- Students who sign up from May 1 to May 31, 2022 can pay two installments over two months (first payment and enrollment fee of $35 due at sign up followed by a payment due on July 1).
When do students receive their summer semester charges?
Students enrolled in summer courses can view their summer charges in their WVU Portal on or around March 31. Students who owe a balance will also receive a billing notification via MIX email on or around April 3 outlining charges due May 1. This notification will clearly outline payment options and resources.
Students who enroll in summer courses after the April billing notification is sent will receive a billing notification in early May outlining charges due June 1.
Please note that charges outlined on these billing notifications are subject to change if the student makes adjustments to things like their course schedule, dining plan, or housing arrangements. Students should be sure to monitor WVU MyAccount (via the WVU Portal) for the most up-to-date balance.
When does summer semester financial aid disburse and become available via direct deposit?
Summer loans disburse once a student begins attendance in at least half-time enrollment. This is defined as 6 credits for undergraduates and 3 credits for graduates in the summer semester.
For example, if an undergraduate student is registered for 6 credits during the summer semester, with a 3-credits course starting May 18, and the other 3-credits course starting July 5, the loans cannot disburse until on or after July 5 when the student begins attending the course that brings them to half-time.
Students receiving summer Federal Pell Grant would see the grant disburse at a pro-rated amount based on attending hours. If a student has 3 credits that start on May 16, then a portion of the grant would disburse on May 18.
Disbursement of financial aid will occur on the first day of your first course(s) for the summer. Initial disbursement will be based on your overall enrollment at the time of disbursement.
So, if you have the Federal Pell Grant and federal loans:
- If your first 3 credit hours start on May 15 and your next 3 credit hours start on June 26, both your Pell Grant and loans will disburse on May 15.
- If you have 6 credit hours that all start on June 26, your grant and loans will disburse on June 26.
Be sure to monitor your summer schedule carefully. Adjustments to your schedule at any point during the summer can impact your aid eligibility, which could result in the removal of financial aid – such as the Federal Pell Grant or loans – even if it’s already been disbursed to you. This may require you to pay for courses out of pocket or return money you received as a refund. Summer Pell Grant recipients should also review the information on disbursement and summer enrollment changes on our Summer Federal Pell Grant webpage.
Students whose financial aid and payments are more than their institutional charges will have a refund processed after all payments are applied and all aid disburses to generate the refund. For more information on refunds, please visit our Refunds webpage.
When is summer semester payment due?
Students who receive an April billing notification must ensure their balance is covered by May 1.
By this date, they must:
- Pay the balance in full; OR
- Enroll in a payment plan that covers the balance; OR
- Secure financial aid to cover the balance.
Billing notifications are sent during one month are usually due on the first of the following month.
Can students or parents pay their balance due over the phone with a credit card?
Yes, but only by calling the Keyser or Beckley campuses. On the Morgantown campus, the Mountaineer Hub records all calls, so credit card information cannot be given over the phone. All students, no matter what campus they attend, can call Keyser and Beckley locations to pay.
Students may pay their bills by:
- Paying online through their WVU Portal
- Granting their family member access to their account to pay online via the WVU Parent and Guest Portal
- Presenting themselves in person at the Mountaineer Hub on our Morgantown campus, One Stop Shop on our Beckley campus, or the Office of Student Accounts on our Keyser campus.
- Paying over the phone through the One Stop Shop on our Beckley campus or the Office of Student Accounts on our Keyser campus.
If students want to pay in person or talk to someone about their options, where should they go?
On the Morgantown campus, students would go to the Mountaineer Hub at Evansdale Crossing. On the Beckley campus, students should go to the One Stop Shop. On the Keyser campus, students should go to the Office of Student Accounts in the Administration Building, Room 101.