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Interested in sending your sponsored students to West Virginia University? Contact us directly at SponsoredStudents@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-9833. Services we offer to our sponsors include:
We provide specialized academic reporting for your students including: verification of enrollment, online and nontraditional course reporting, program evaluation to determine students’ progress toward degree, and transcripts. Other reporting available upon request.
We are the central liaison between you, your students, and the University. We provide the guidance and advice to help develop successful students.
Are you making a trip to campus? Let us help you plan your visit! We can advise on the best places to stay, eat, visit, assist with planning, meetings arrangements, communications with students and University constituents.
With a combined 40+ years of service in higher education, we have built relationships with departments and administrators all over our campus and community. We work closely with international admissions and student accounts to provide acceptance assistance and third party billing services.
Our relationships with service learning (volunteering) and career services office can help students build resumes and CVs outside the classroom. Our office of Student Life keeps our students housed, fed, and socially engaged through programming throughout the year.
Guaranteed seating agreements, sponsored student tuition discount, matriculation agreements.
Are your students or scholars traveling with dependents? We can help provide advice on navigating the local community. Also, F2/J2 visa holders are eligible for study while in the US! We can assist students in applying for the WVU Intensive English Program or studying at the University.
We encourage sponsored students to share their unique perspective and diverse cultural heritages because we believe they are vital contributors to University and Community. We do this with programs such as:
- International Fair with ISSS and Education Abroad
- International Festival with ISSS and Diversity
- WVUp All Night Around the World with Student Life
- Organizing opportunities for students to volunteer within the community
West Virginia University requires a release of information be on file before student data may be distributed. Please take a moment to ask your students to sign and return the Information Release to our office at SponsoredStudents@mail.wvu.edu.wvu.
Students who are already covered by other health insurance and meet certain criteria may opt out of WVU’s insurance. We can work with you to make sure this is automatically done for each of your students.
We offer services that facilitate the achievement of our students’ academic, professional and social/cultural goals. We begin with personalized on-boarding including New International Student Orientation sessions designed specifically for sponsored students where we review sponsor requirements with our students. Throughout the year we provide programming focusing on academics, culture, and acclimation to our campus, community, state and our country. We recognize achievements and celebrate culture through the international graduation reception, International Street Festival, Intentional Fair, WVUp All Night Around the World, and national day events. But it doesn’t stop there. Our alumni bases are growing globally. Find out how you can get involved in WVU Alumni outreach in your region.
If you are interested in programming specifically for your student group, we can arrange it!
We pride ourselves on being your main point of contact at WVU. From advising to billing to insurance questions, contact us first. If we can’t take care of the issue for you, we will put you in contact with an expert that can.
As Designated School Officials (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officers (ARO) we offer guidance and application support for visas, I-20 and DS-2019 creation and maintenance, maintenance of status, employment authorization, social security cards, driver’s licenses, federal and state taxes, as well as any other need.
Eligible sponsors may receive tuition discounts, please contact us for further information.
WVU’s Third Party Billing Service is dedicated to working directly with your financial team. We would be happy to work with you to create an MOU, billing agreement, or contract.