Counseling Services are provided to WCU in Philadelphia students on a part-time basis. A WCU faculty psychologist offers appointments on Thursdays at the Center City site. Drop-in appointments are available at 11 am, noon and 1 pm. Services at 3, 4, and 5 pm are available by appointment.
If you plan to take courses at WCU and another school, such as a community college, in the same semester, and would like to use financial aid, you must complete a Consortium Agreement. This form gets taken to the financial aid office of the host institution, and then sent to WCU’s financial aid office. This allows WCU to package you for enough aid to cover the cost of both schools. Please keep in mind that WCU does not pay the host institution directly; you will receive the funds in the form of a refund check after the semester has begun. A Consortium Agreement must be submitted every semester during which you will be dual-enrolled.
Financial Aid Process
In order to receive financial aid, you must complete the following steps:
1. Submit your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov with WCU, federal school code 003328, in the school selection section.
2. Accept/deny your awards through MyWCU.
3. Complete loan entrance counseling and sign the Master Promissory Note for any accepted loans at www.studentloans.gov.
4. Activate your account. Once a bill has been received, full-time students can do this via the link in their MyWCU; part-time students must call the Bursar’s Office at (610) 436-2552 to activate.
Be sure to check your WCU email regularly for important financial aid alerts!
Students attending classes at WCU’s Philadelphia Site will have access to the multiple library resources on the West Chester campus. For information about accessing materials, please visit the library's special online resource site.
eLearning and Outreach Librarian
WCU students at the Philadelphia site should follow WCU procedures for requesting accommodations for disabilities in accordance with OSSD procedures. Please refer to the OSSD website for further information.
Student ID photos may be submitted online via the branch campus online submission form. Please read the following instructions and photo guidelines carefully before submitting the form:
Student IDs will be distributed during the first week of classes. Students will need to present another valid form of photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport) in order to receive their student ID card.
You can order your books through the SSI Bookstore at wcubookstore.com. The SSI Bookstore will deliver orders made by 12:00PM on August 21st to PASSHE Center City free of charge.
Accepted forms of payment:
If you are using Financial Aid to purchase books through the WCU SSI Bookstore, please follow these additional steps:
The Writing Center offers free writing consultation services to all WCU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to the entire campus community. At every stage of the writing process, from pre-writing to final draft, writing consultants help writers identify their strengths and develop strategies to become better writers. Explore the Writing Center website for resources for writers and information about their services.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; comprising of 14 universities, four branches campuses, and two centers. PASSHE is committed to its core mission of providing quality education at an affordable cost. The System universities, located in rural, suburban, and small-town settings throughout Pennsylvania, educate more students per year than any other higher educational institution on the state.
PASSHE Center City offers universities an array of programs in one convenient location. For adult learners seeking easy access to quality, affordable learning, PASSHE Center City is an ideal resource.
PASSHE Center City is located at
For more information about PASSHE Center City, including emergency procedures, please visit www.passhecentercity.org.
Students at West Chester University in Philadelphia are welcome to use computer labs on the third floor of PASSHE Center City during the classroom hours.
Third floor classrooms of PASSHE Center City are open:
Administrative offices are open Monday–Fridays from 9am to 5:30pm.
Closings & Delays
For alerts and notifications:
Students: First check with your College/University or your instructor
Call (267) 386-3001 for a pre-recorded messageVisit passhecentercity.org
Tune into the following TV stations:
NBC (10); ABC (06); CBS (03); FOX (15); CW (17)
Sign up for e2Campus Emergency Notification System to get text or email alerts
There are several convenient parking options near PASSHE Center City:
West Chester University in Center City Philadelphia is easily accessible by SEPTA trains and buses, as well as the PATCO train system. The nearest train station is at Eighth and Market streets.