West Chester University
25 University Avenue, Suite #030
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2627
Fax: (610) 436-2574
The financial aid program at West Chester University provides financial assistance and counseling to students who can benefit from further education, but who cannot obtain it without such assistance. The main responsibility for meeting educational expenses rests with students and their families. Financial aid is a supplement to family contribution and is to be used for educational expenses.
Eligibility for financial aid, with the exception of some private scholarships and the Parent Loan Program, is based on demonstrated financial need. Family income, assets, and family size influence a student's demonstrated financial need.
All documents, correspondence, and conversations among the applicants, their families, and the Office of Financial Aid are confidential and entitled to the protection ordinarily arising from a counseling relationship.
To receive financial aid, the student must:
Possession of illegal drugs:
1st Offense - 1 year from date of conviction, 2nd Offense - 2 years from date of conviction,
3rd Offense - Indefinite period.
Sale of illegal drugs:
1st Offense - 2 years from date of conviction,
2nd Offense - Indefinite period
If convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs the periods of ineligibility may be different. A student regains eligibility the day after the period of eligibility ends or when he/she successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. For more information about drug-related convictions and federal aid eligibility, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3242).
The Office of Financial Aid follows the regulations established by federal and state agencies in awarding and disbursing aid.
Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year.