West Chester University
25 University Avenue, Suite #030
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2627
Fax: (610) 436-2574
The financial aid in your package may contain different types of aid from different sources of funding. You may have gift money (grants and scholarships) and or you may have self-help money (loans and employment). There are eligibility requirements to be offered these awards. Parent and Private loans have eligibility requirements as well.
You must reapply for financial aid every year. The aid offered to you is based on the information you submitted on your FAFSA. Since the information you submit may change from year to year your financial aid may also change.
Your aid may change as a result of the corrections you make or corrections we make as part of the “Verification” process.
Should your family’s circumstances change after you submit your FAFSA you may have grounds for a “Professional Judgment” evaluation. In addition, if a WCU financial aid director authorized a "Dependency Override" for you in your previous academic year you may need to request a Dependency Override again if you cannot answer the questions on the FAFSA as an Independent student.
NOTE - The school you plan to attend must submit the Dependency Override on your behalf. West Chester University will not honor a Dependency Override authorized by another institution.
There are academic requirements for your federal aid as well as for your PA State Grant you must meet to keep your financial aid from year to year. It’s important that you understand these requirements and meet them.