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 Current Student page.

Step 1

  • To apply online, you and your parents (if applicable) need to create an FSA ID. This is how you will sign your online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Complete the FAFSA online at
  • Be sure to list Glenville State University 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 FSA ID to access your records online at

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.
  • Once you receive your award notification, review it carefully and read the accompanying material.
  • Incoming students will receive an award notification via mail and email.
  • 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

  • If you are accepting student loans for the first time, you MUST complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at The MPN is normally valid for 10 academic years. All students receiving a loan for the first time MUST also complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling at
  • Loans for first time borrowers are subject to a one time 30-day disbursement delay (that is, the loan will disburse 30 days after the beginning of the first semester of accepting a student loan).
  • It is requested that ALL students accepting student loans complete the Loan Entrance Counseling EACH YEAR at
  • All loans will have two disbursements to pay to their account for the year or one semester only loans; one close to the beginning of the loan period and the other halfway through the loan period.
  • All part-time students must contact the Financial Aid Office for possible loan adjustments, or loans will not pay to your account. Students must be enrolled in at least six hours to be considered for student loans.

Step 5

  • After you register for classes and beginning in early July, you will receive an email to view your Billing Invoice on your EdNet account.
  • 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.