WVSAM is the new student portal to submit applications* for state financial aid, check the status of your application, ask questions, upload documents, and view your award information.

Click the button below to create or log in to your WVSAM account. (Only the student should create an account under the student’s name and information.)

After creating your WVSAM account, you will be sent a Welcome to WVSAM! email with a link to log in. Check your junk/spam folder too! (If it’s there, move to you inbox to activate the link.)

Before completing an application, you must update (and complete) your contact information by clicking your name in the My Contact Information section after logging into your account.

Grant permission for us to discuss your application and more with others. Click your name under My Contact Information then click Update My Contact Information. Click Next until you get to the Parent/Guardian/Other Contact Information then enter contact information for up to two persons you want to be able to discuss your account.

Check out our FAQ page for help setting up your account, completing your contact information, submitting application, and more. Check out our Resources page for tutorials.

*You must create a WVSAM Account to apply for Promise Scholarship, WV Invests Grant, WV STEM Scholarship, HEAPS Workforce and Underwood-Smith Teacher Loan Forgiveness and can monitor the progress of those applications as well as Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars applications. To apply for all other programs, click Programs at the top of this page, navigate to the program name and click Apply Now.
* April 15, 2023, the WV Nursing Scholarship application will launch through WVSAM.
* To apply for the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program starting July 15 through December 31 each year, click HERE. You may monitor the progress of your application by logging in to WVSAM.
* To apply for the HEAPS Grant Program, contact the financial aid office at your institution.