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Parents and Families

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Financial Aid

We have financial aid counselors available to assist with any questions you and your student may have about paying for college. We want your student to concentrate on succeeding in college – not how they are paying for it.

Talk to our Financial Aid Counselors
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Family E-Update

Parents or family members of current students can register to receive periodic updates and our periodic family email updates.

Register for Family E-Update
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Parent/Guest Portal

Potomac State is now offering a Parent/Guest Portal where students can grant parents or guests direct online access to relevant student record information including grade information, financial aid details and student account/billing information. 

Visit the Parent/Guest Portal

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FERPA Release

Students at West Virginia University and its divisional campuses benefit from the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of education records.

Learn more about your student's FERPA rights
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Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

West Virginia University Potomac State College is committed to the principle that all people should have access to the benefits of the College.

Check out what DEI is Doing on Our Campus
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Mental Health and Counseling Services

Our Mental Health and Counseling Services Center offers individual and group therapy and across-campus programs, activities and initiatives that seek to promote mental health awareness and de-stigmatize mental illness.

Learn more about our Mental Health Services
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Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing the education opportunities for students with temporary and permanent disabilities at West Virginia University and all of its campuses.

Learn more about the Office of Accessibility Services
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Contact Us

Need to contact a specific office? We are here to set your mind at ease and create an ideal college experience for your student. 

Contact an office at WVU Potomac State College

When your student becomes a Catamount, they’re part of our family. And so are you.

Welcome home.

Maybe we can’t duplicate their favorite home-cooked meal, but we’ll make your student feel at home. Our dining centers serve up tasty, healthy dishes, including options for students with allergies. And with 5 residence halls to choose from, your student will find their perfect first home away from home. 

Housing options Dining plans

Tools for success.

We’ll help your student make the transition to college and forge a path to their dream job. From tutoring and career exploration, we have it covered.

Academic Success Center Student Lingo (Online Workshops)

Safety first.

University Police patrol campus 24/7, and residence halls are staffed around the clock. When emergencies occur, WVU Alert distributes information quickly through text messaging and digital signage. Students also can download LiveSafe, an app that connects them to the help they need.

University Police LiveSafe for iOS LiveSafe for Android

Send hugs from home.

We want you to be able to connect with your student —surprise them with a Letter from Home.

Download a printable Letter from Home template