This is an overview of the financial aid process. Please read through this carefully. This information can be used as a guide at any point in the financial aid application process to help you determine the status of your financial aid paperwork, and to assist you in asking questions about the status of your financial aid. It is also a good idea to begin a folder in which to keep all of your financial aid paperwork.

You can view your financial aid information by logging into your EdNet Account; EdNet is also available from the MYGSC and the Current Students pages.

Step 1

  • To apply on-line, you and your parents (if applicable) need to request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. This is how you will sign your on-line FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Complete the FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Be sure to list Glenville State College as the college you will be attending, using school code 003813.
  • To complete the FAFSA you will need:
    1. Your and your parent's (if applicable) social security numbers and dates of birth.
    2. Your and your parent's (if applicable) income information.
  • Be sure to save a copy of your completed FAFSA and your Submission Confirmation before exiting.
  • This information will then be transmitted to you and the Financial Aid Office in the form of a Student Aid Report.

Step 2

  • After completing the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) in your email within 2-3 days. Be sure to check your "junk" and "spam" email boxes in addition to your inbox.
  • Once you receive your report, review it for accuracy.
  • Be sure that Glenville State is listed as the college you will be attending.
  • If you need to make corrections, you may use your PIN to access your record on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

Step 3

  • If nothing needs to be corrected and Glenville State is listed, you will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office asking you to complete a Data Sheet, or to complete a Verification Worksheet and provide additional documentation.
  • Please promptly supply the requested material in order to speed up the processing of your financial aid file.
  • If you do not receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office within 2-3 weeks after receiving your Student Aid Report, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (304) 462-4103.

Step 4

  • After returning the requested verification information to the Financial Aid Office, you should receive an award notification in approximately 2-4 weeks.
  • If you do not receive your award notification within 2-4 weeks, inquire with the Financial Aid Office.
  • Loans for first time freshmen are subject to a one time 30-day disbursement delay (that is, loan will disburse 30 days after the beginning of their first semester of college).
  • Once you receive your award notification, review it carefully and read the accompanying material.
  • Returning students will receive an email notifying them that awards for the upcoming year are available for review in their EdNet account.
  • For Students Accepting Loans for the First Time

  • If you are accepting student loans for the first time, you may complete the promissory note online at www.studentloans.gov. This promissory note is valid for 10 academic years.
  • Before a student loan can pay to your account, you will also need to complete entrance counseling online at www.studentloans.gov.
  • All part-time students must contact the Financial Aid Office for possible loan adjustments or loans will not pay to your account.

Step 5

  • After you register for classes you will receive a Billing Invoice. Be sure to follow the instructions on your invoice.
  • If you have a positive balance on your billing invoice, you will need to make payment arrangements with the cashier or inquire about the status of your financial aid.
  • If you have a negative balance, this indicates that you will receive a financial aid refund, which is financial aid that is leftover after your bill is paid. You may request that this refund be direct deposited.

Reminder: You must reapply for financial aid each academic year.