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. Best Practice: Use a personal email not school-related.)

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

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.

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.

Instructions to Create a WVSAM Account

Click the graphic below for step-by-step instructions to assist you in creating an WVSAM Account.

*You must create a WVSAM Account to apply for HEAPS Workforce, Promise Scholarship, WV Invests Grant, WV Nursing Scholarship, WV STEM Scholarship, and Underwood-Smith Teacher Loan Forgiveness and can monitor the progress of those applications as well as Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars applications. For details about when applications open and deadline, click Programs at the top of this page, navigate to the program name and click Apply Now.
* 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.

Creating a WVSAM Account

Check out this video for a quick tutorial about how to create a WVSAM Account, including many tips to accurately provide requested information.

2023-2024 Promise Application Demo

Watch this quick video before completing the 2023-2024 Promise Scholarship Application for tips and clarification about fields on the application, how to make edits to your application, and where to monitor the application as you meet the various requirements.