During the admission process, your application is reviewed for qualification for meritorius tuition waivers. If you are selected to receive such aid, you will be notified when the admission offer is made.
West Virginia University offers several other opportunities for you to finance your education. These include:
WVU has a strong comprehensive financial aid program to help you finance your education. Although the cost to attend WVU is relatively low, more than half of our students qualify for financial aid awarded on the basis of need and/or merit. The priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 1 of the year entering the program. Visit the Student Financial Aid Office website or call them at 304-293-5242 for more information.
Graduate Assistantships and Student Workers
Securing a Graduate Assistantship (GA) is an outstanding way to finance your education. Over 1,900 GA positions are available in most academic and administrative departments throughout campus. GAs typically receive fall and spring university tuition waivers, health insurance, and a stipend of approximately $1,100/month in exchange for 20 hours per week of work over a nine to twelve month period.
The College of Business and Economics offers a limited number of traditional GA positions, but there are many opportunities for part-time positions usually offering ten to twenty hours of work per week. Individual academic departments and administrative units hire graduate student workers on an hourly wage basis.
GA and student worker positions are announced to accepted students via email as they become available. Interviewees will be chosen based upon résumés. Interviews may be conducted via telephone, Skype, or in-office, depending on the preferences of the hiring department. Offers typically occur after students have arrived for the first session of the MBA program.