Did you receive a letter explaining there are additional requirements needed before your financial aid can be processed? Click an item below for more details.
In order to receive a financial aid estimate, you must apply and be accepted to West Liberty University.
You have not been accepted to West Liberty University at this time. You may log into your student portal or contact the Admission’s Office at 304-336-8076.
There are many reasons your FAFSA may have been rejected by the U.S. Department of Education’s Central Processing System (CPS). Please review the reasons by reading the comment section of your FAFSA Student Aid Report. If your rejection was due to an unusual circumstance, please complete the Dependency Override Form to be reviewed by our Financial Aid Office.
Perhaps you were selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification of your FAFSA or you answered yes to a dependency question that requires additional documentation. In these cases, additional forms are required.
As part of our review process, tax documentation may be required. The easiest way to provide the information is to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA. Other options are to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS or submit a signed copy of the student’s (and spouse if married) and/or parent(s)’ federal tax return.
When changes to pertinent data elements are made to your FAFSA, schools are required to review the information. Typically, we need tax documentation to resolve conflicts but we may also need a statement from the student or parent(s). Our Financial Aid Office will reach out via email if there are additional specific items needed.
According to information from your FAFSA, you have received a federal Pell grant and/or federal loan at multiple schools within the past four academic years. We will compare your information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to your official academic transcripts. We will reach out via email if additional information is needed.
Your FAFSA was flagged by the U.S. Department of Education due to issues with past Pell grants and/or federal loans. Our Financial Aid Office will review your information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and reach out to you via email if any documentation is required.
Please provide one of the following: Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, copy of U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), copy of Certificate of Birth Issued by a Foreign Service Post (FS-545), or a copy of Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350).
The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs did not confirm your veteran status. Please provide the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your DD214. You should also contact your regional VA office to have their records updated.
Direct Loan entrance counseling and a master promissory note are required for all first-time borrowers prior to the Direct Loan being disbursed. You can complete both requirements online by visiting studentaid.gov and choosing Complete Aid Process.