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The Schock Financial Aid Office


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The Schock Financial Aid Office

25 University Avenue, Suite 030
West Chester, PA 19383

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

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



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? Apply for Financial Aid (Español)Español Apply for Financial AidEnglish

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 VerificationHas 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.
  • To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced that the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on and will not be available for the 2017-2018 FAFSA.  If you are selected for verification, please order your tax return transcripts at:

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 and Nursing Student LoanWhat should I do if I have a Federal Direct and Nursing 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
  • 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.

Do you need to apply for a Parent Loan for an Undergraduate Student-PLUSDo 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.
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Did you activate your Bursar's accountDid 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

The Office of Financial Aid is Going Green. View your financial aid and alerts via myWCU. Check your WCU email too.