A change in federal law has made more students temporarily eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, temporarily expands SNAP eligibility to allow students who either:
Are eligible to participate in State or Federally financed work study during the regular academic year, as determined by the institution of higher education, or
Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of 0 in the current academic year.
Beginning January 16, 2021, students who meet one of the two criteria outlined above may receive SNAP if they meet all other financial and non-financial SNAP eligibility criteria. The new, temporary exemptions will be in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted.
Students should contact their local SNAP offices to find out how to apply, or for other questions about their SNAP eligibility. State SNAP agencies administer the program, process applications, and determine eligibility. Contact information for State SNAP agencies and local offices can be found in FNS’ SNAP State Directory.
If you have questions please contact The Office of Financial Aid.
Your education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Our goal is to help you become an informed borrower and to provide a comprehensive system of financial assistance services.
Our intent is to provide not only dollar support but financial counseling and debt management planning services as well. We encourage you to learn some basic budgeting techniques, to learn to cut costs and possibly to learn to live with less.
To receive aid from federal student aid programs, you must:
This code of conduct applies to all WVSOM divisions and to all Board of Governors' members, employees, officers and agents of the school, including without limitation individuals who are employed in the financial aid office or who otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans.
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The costs associated with interview travel and relocation are not required for graduation. They cannot be funded with federal student aid. If you are going to require student loan help to fund these costs, your only option will be a private residency/relocation loan. The residency/relocation loan is between you and the lender of your choice. The Financial Aid Office is not involved in this process.
Below is a list of some lenders that do offer the residency/relocation loans. WVSOM cannot recommend a lender or prepare a preferred lender list. An internet search using the subject Residency/Relocation loan will pull up more than a few options. You will find most of these searches will be other health professional school web sites recommending the lenders listed below.
Lenders familiar to the Financial Aid Office and students are as follows:
Free scholarship searches are available at FastWEB and Sallie Mae