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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

Announcements

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT!
    The IRS Data Retrieval Tools is Currently Unavailable
    The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly to the FAFSA, has now been nonfunctional for about a week, and will continue to be down for "several weeks," according to officials. -National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
    The WCU Office of Financial Aid encourages you to move forward with filing your 2017-18 FAFSA with your 2015 tax return information.
    NASFAA Statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage
  • IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FILE YOUR FAFSA BY THE DEADLINE
    PA Residents - don't miss out on being reviewed for the state grant!
    File your 2017-18 FAFSA by May 1
  • VERIFICATION
    What do I have to do if I have been selected for verification
  • EVERY YEAR YOU MUST
    Apply
    Receive
    Review
    Accept
    Secure
    More information about this process

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Need Help?
Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Wed 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Office Staff Directory

 

How do I apply for Financial Aid? Español | English

Starting October 1, ALL STUDENTS who are interested in being reviewed for federal and state aid for Fall 2017 are required to file the FAFSA by the February 15th priority deadline--Federal Code 003328.

Tips for Applying

More information about the general process.

Has your FAFSA been selected for Verification?

  • Verification is a process for confirming the accuracy of the information students and parents provide on the FAFSA.
  • The U.S. Department of Education selects students for Verification.
  • West Chester University may also select students for verification.
  • Applicants should submit forms, information, and documentation in a complete and prompt fashion.
  • Financial Aid cannot be disbursed/paid until the Verification is complete.

Do you need an IRS Tax Return Transcript? There's a website and an app for iPhone and Android.

What should I do if I have a Federal Direct, Nursing, or Perkins Student Loan?

If you have a Federal Student Loan in your aid package you MUST take ACTION on your student loan. ACCEPT, ADJUST, DECLINE your loan by logging into myWCU.

  • 1st time Federal Direct Student Loan recipients: Complete an Entrance Counseling Session and Sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov.
  • 1st time Federal Nursing Student Loan recipients: Contact the aid office to schedule an In-person Counseling session. Bring your completed Nursing Loan materials with you.
  • 1st time Federal Perkins Student Loan recipients: Complete an Entrance Counseling Test, Loan Interview, Review and Accept your personalized TLID statement, and Sign your Master promissory note- MPN at iPromise.

Do you need to apply for a Parent Loan for an Undergraduate Student-PLUS?

  • As a parent, you can apply for a loan, up to the Cost of Attendance, to help pay for your student's educational expenses.
  • This is a credit worthy loan. If the loan is not approved, the student may request additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan funding.

Did you ACTIVATE YOUR BURSAR'S ACCOUNT?

  • If your anticipated aid exceeds the charges on your account summary/bill, ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT.
  • Contact the Bursar's office regarding your bill, book vouchers and refund checks.

Financial Aid Dates

Go to the Financial Aid Calendar.

Financial Aid News

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