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West Chester University Financial Aid


Contact West Chester University Financial Aid  

West Chester University Financial Aid

25 University Avenue, Suite 030
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2627
Fax: 610-436-2574

Fall/Spring 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

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Verification Forms

If you are sending documentation to the Financial Aid office (Signature page, Tax Transcripts, W2s, etc.) please make sure the student’s WCU ID number is provided on each page of the documentation.

What is Verification?

Students are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education when they file their FAFSA. It is a process that requires financial aid administrators to confirm the information reported on the FAFSA by reviewing required documents. If a student is selected for verification, an email communication will be sent to the student’s WCU email address and/or the student’s email address indicated on the FAFSA form.

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When should I complete verification?

It is in a student’s best interest to complete verification as soon as possible since it may impact the amount of financial aid that is awarded. With that said, we ask that all verification documentation be submitted within 30 days of the initial notification.

How does verification impact my financial aid?

If the Financial Aid Office has to make corrections to your FAFSA during verification, your financial aid may be adjusted. Also, the student’s federal financial aid (Pell, Direct Loans, etc.) will not disburse until after verification is completed.

How do I access my tax return transcripts?

If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA form you will be asked to submit Tax Return Transcripts. Tax Return Transcripts can be requested online at

How should I submit my verification documentation?

Verification documentation can be mailed to 25 University Ave. West Chester PA 19383, emailed as a pdf to, or faxed to 610-436-2574.

If I do not complete verification what will happen to my financial aid?

If you do not complete your verification, your federal financial aid will be cancelled.

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