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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


Search & Apply for Institutional Scholarships

You can use our new scholarship search tool to find and apply for opportunities.

*Students should check often for new scholarship opportunities. Receive regular #WCUscholarships updates and follow Free Money Wednesdays on facebook and twitter.

Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or the founder of the award. Some scholarships are one-time awards while others may be renewable. Read our Scholarship Tips and Scholarship Essay Tips .

Merit Scholarship Information for Incoming Freshmen

Freshmen who meet the minimum academic requirements for merit-based scholarship consideration, and are admitted to the University by January 15th, will be mailed a scholarship application. Candidates must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1200 or better (critical reading and math) and rank in the top 20% of their class. Students with a combined SAT score of 1150 may be considered if they rank in the top 15% of their class. Applicants who meet the academic criteria for scholarship consideration are encouraged to apply early in the fall of their senior year.

The University Scholarship Committee reviews all applications submitted by the assigned due date to determine the allocation of awards. Consideration will be based on the strength of students' academic achievements in high school, as well as their involvement in co-curricular activities and accomplishments within the community.

Military and Veterans Scholarship Information

PA State System Foundation Scholarship Information

Through various scholarship programs, the PA State System (formerly PASSHE) Foundation supports all 14 PA State System Universities by providing scholarships to their students. To learn more scholarship opportunities that may be available to West Chester University students, please visit the PA State System Foundation Scholarship page.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Financial Aid office receives scholarship information and applications from external sources. Reference the Outside Scholarship Opportunities below or pick up the information in our office.

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PHEAA Special Programs for PA Residents

In addition to the scholarships listed in the Scholarship Binder, there are PHEAA and Special Programs unique to Pennsylvania. Completion of the FAFSA is required.