Financial Aid Checklist

April-May 2023

  • Review financial aid awards: via myWCU under “Financial Aid” for 2024 aid year
  • Accept loans: via myWCU in order to have them post as anticipated aid on your bill
  • Complete Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling at
  • Send outside scholarship notices to Financial Aid Office
  • Check status of State Grant record and make sure WCU is listed (PA Residents only): PHEAA
  • Review “out-of-pocket” Cost Calculator for estimate of costs
  • Apply for Additional financing early using the cost calculator to estimate balance in order to avoid delays in processing. Once loans are accepted it can take 7-15 business days for processing due to volume.

June 2023

July 2023 (tuition rates are set mid to late July)

August 2023

  • Fall 2023 charges due August 14, 2023
  • Confirm Enrollment (activate student account)
    • If financial aid covers all charges use the link on myWCU
    • Pay balance due in full or enroll in a payment plan by August 14, 2023
  • Authorize funds for USH Housing (if eligible: via myWCU)
  • Change Meal Plan: via myWCU (Changes can be made during the first 2 weeks of class)

Financial Aid begins Fall disbursements the week of August 21, 2023

Fall refunds are processed beginning the week of August 21, 2023

October 2023

  • Check for outstanding 2023-24 Financial Aid Tasks: via myWCU

November 2023

  • Winter 2023 charges posted

December 2023

  • Winter 2023 charges due December 4, 2023
  • Apply for 2024-25 FAFSA. It is later this year (December 2023) due to changes in the application process
  • Spring 2024 charges posted

January 2024

  • Spring Bills due January 8, 2024
    • Make a separate authorization to USH to pay for spring once spring bill is posted and enrollment is confirmed on MyWCU

February-March 2024

  • Review 2024-25 Financial Aid Tasks via new RamPortal starting in March.
  • Apply for Work Study for 2024-25
  • PA Residents confirm all tasks to secure PA State Grant are completed for 2023-24 prior to April 1st deadline: including income validation
  • Apply for 2024-25 WCU Scholarships including the General Scholarship Application, College and Department Applications, and PASSHE Scholarship Application (Available in March)

April-May 2024

  • PA Resident 2024-25 FAFSA Filing Deadline is May 1st to be considered for a state grant
  • After filing the 2024-25 FAFSA request a special circumstance appeal by emailing if there has been a change in household income for 2024-25 (2022 taxes),
  • Apply for Summer 2024 Direct Loans after registering using Direct Summer Loan Application
  • Summer Charges posted
  • Summer Session 1 bills due mid-May

Financial Aid begins Spring disbursements the week of January 16, 2024

Spring refunds are processed beginning the week of January 16, 2024