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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Process

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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Address:
25 University Avenue, Suite 030
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2627
Fax: 610-436-2574
Email: Finaid@wcupa.edu


Fall Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Process

MARCH 1st is the priority deadline for the FAFSA for the next academic year (Fall/Spring). Our federal code is 003328.

When applying, keep in mind:

  • Don't wait to be accepted by the college/university to submit the FAFSA.
  • The school you list as your 1st choice will be used to determine your PA State Grant.
  • You will automatically be considered for Federal Student Loans.
  • You must apply separately for the Federal Work Study Program.

Complete and sign your FAFSA.

Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA, if you can.

  • It is important to use accurate information, which helps simplify the verification process.
  • Families able to utilize the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool" may be exempted from having to provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript.
  • If you need a IRS Tax Return Transcript - Obtaining one by using this link.

Your FAFSA will be imported into WCU's database.

  • You must have a valid FAFSA to be processed.
  • You must have an ACCEPTED Admissions record to be offered financial aid.
  • Packaging for "New" Students begins in March.
  • Packaging for Returning Student begins after spring grades have been processed and SAP has been determined.

Financial aid packages are generated for eligible students.

  • Packaging is the assembling of financial resources, using data on the FAFSA along with information we receive from external sources.
  • New students are packaged in March and returning students after grades are processed.
  • The aid in your package is "Tentative" until it has been confirmed that you meet the eligibility requirements governing those funds.
  • Federal Verification and State Validation, along with other factors, may change your aid package.
  • Monitor your records via myWCU on a regular basis.