How to Apply

I am an In-State Student

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I am an Out-of-State Student

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Summer and Winter Financial Aid

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How to Apply - In State Students

Step 1: Apply for an FSA ID

Each student (and parent, if the student is considered “dependent”) should apply for their own FSA ID username and password at Please make sure that you are using an email you check frequently since password confirmation information will be sent to that address.

Step 2: File your FASFA Every Year Starting October 1st

Apply for federal and state financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at West Chester University’s School Code is: 003328. (Don’t forget to sign the FAFSA with FSA ID(s) before submitting).

Step 3: Complete your PA state grant form with PHEAA (First Year Undergraduate Students Only)

Pennsylvania residents who are enrolling in an undergraduate program and have not applied for financial aid before will need to complete the Pennsylvania State Grant Form and mail to PHEAA. This form can be accessed on the confirmation page of the FAFSA or by creating an account at

Step 4: Apply for Scholarships

Learn more about institutional and outside scholarship opportunities at

Step 5: Apply for federal need-based work study

If you are interested in working on-campus or at one of our approved sites, please complete the West Chester University Work Study Application.

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