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Timeline Impact



  • Explore financial aid options and anticipated educational costs at and by utilizing the Fairmont State University Net Price Calculator.  These websites provide estimates only. 
  • Officially apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after October 1 for the year prior to which you plan to attend.  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Apply for your Federal Student Aid ID at The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the FAFSA on the Web, complete Master Promissory Notes (MPN), Entrance Counseling and the PLUS Request Process for federal educational loans. You and your parent(s) must apply for separate FSA IDs.
  • Students applying for PROMISE Scholarship must create a WV Student Aid Management (SAM) account
  • Apply for Foundation Scholarships.  Please visit the scholarship page to access the application.


  • If selected for verification by the federal processor, you will be notified and begin to submit requested documents.  These documents may include verification forms, your IRS Tax Transcripts, and W2’s for the tax year information being provided on the FAFSA.
  • Opportunity Scholarship and Out of State Neighbors Scholarship awarding begins.
  • Apply for institutional and private scholarships. 


  • First Time Freshman award notifications will be sent to the student's permanent address as recorded in the institutions system at time of application.  The award notification will detail the cost of attendance, the various types of aid that the student is eligible for, and how to accept/decline the financial aid offer.


  • To be considered for all aid programs, the FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 1. If your application is received after March 1, you may only receive consideration for a Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans.
  • If you are interested in any state or private aid programs, check with the agency for application and deadline information.


  • McClain Presidential Scholarship Application Deadline:  February 1st.


  • March 1, priority deadline filing date for the FAFSA (
  • Foundation Scholarship Awarding Begins.  Please visit the scholarship page for awarding criteria.


  • To be considered for Summer financial aid, students must be registered for Summer classes.  Financial Aid is based on summer enrollment.  No application required. 


  • Parents who are interested in obtaining a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan must complete an online request at
  • Graduate level students who are interested in obtaining a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan must complete an online request at
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed for all students and notifications will be sent by email and hardcopy letter if not meeting the minimum requirements for financial aid eligibility.  Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page for additional information.
  • Upperclass, continuing students, will begin receiving award notifications through their institutional email.  Be sure to check your email to avoid missing any notifications and delaying the acceptance of your award offer.


  • First-time Direct Loan borrowers complete online Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at
  • Award notifications are mailed to Promise Scholars from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. 
  • Award notifications are mailed to WV Higher Education Grant recipients from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


  • Monthly payment plan begins. Check out the FIPS payment plan. 
  • Billing and payment information is sent one month before the start of the semester. The notification will be sent by the Fairmont State University Office of Student Accounts to the student’s institutional email account.
  • If you have been awarded federal work study or are looking for student employment begin applying for open positions


  • Payment for the fall term is due on the first day of classes to avoid a late payment fee.  For additional information on this exact date and other important dates visit Student Accounts.

Fairmont State is pleased to provide the student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend. Results are based on 2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Fairmont State.

Visit us at the Turley Center

Fairmont State Campus

Financial Aid Services
Turley Student Services Center
Room 303
Phone: (800) 641-5678, Opt. 2
(304) 367-4141
Fax: (304) 367-4789

Monday-Thursday:  7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Friday:  7:45 am - 12:15 pm

School Code:  003812