West Chester University
25 University Avenue, Suite #030
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2627
Fax: (610) 436-2574
A student denied financial aid for failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress may appeal that denial. To do so, the student MUST complete an appeal application and attach supporting documentation; failure to comply with these requirements will result in an automatic denial of the appeal.
The grounds for an appeal are (1) the death of an immediate family member of the student, (2) an injury or illness of the student, or (3) other special circumstances.
Appeal applications for the Fall semester must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office three (3) weeks prior to the start of the semester. Appeal applications for the Spring and Summer Sessions must be submitted by the last day of the add period for that session. Appeals submitted after the deadline will be denied.
Submission of an appeal application does NOT GUARANTEE the reinstatement of the canceled financial aid. Students filing appeals are strongly encouraged to make payment arrangements with the Bursar's Office.
As part of the process the Appeals Committee may request an interview with the student. The student will receive written notification of the Appeal Committee's decision. The results of this appeal application will have no bearing on the student's eligibility for his or her state grant. Please contact your state grant agency directly for information regarding state grant requirements.