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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Verification

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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Address:
25 University Avenue, Suite 030
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-2627
Fax: 610-436-2574
Email: Finaid@wcupa.edu


Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:30pm

Verification

*Verification Forms & FAQs

*Please do not submit these forms unless they are requested by our office.

The U.S. Department of Education selects students for verification. Verification is a process for confirming the accuracy of the information students and parents provide on the FAFSA. West Chester University may also select students for verification when the FAFSA data or information received by the university appears incomplete or conflicting.

THE ANTICIPATED FEDERAL AID IN YOUR PACKAGE IS A GOOD FAITH/BEST ESTIMATE. VERIFICATION MAY CHANGE THE VALUE OF THE AID OFFERED IN YOUR PACKAGE. TENTATIVE CREDIT RECORDED ON YOUR ACCOUNT SUMMARY MAY BE REMOVED AT ANY TIME DURING THIS PROCESS.

AID WILL NOT BE POSTED/PAID TO YOUR ACCOUNT UNTIL THE VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. THIS INCLUDES FUNDS NEEDED FOR OFF-CAMPUS EXPENSES.

NOTE: When completing a FAFSA, students and parents who are able to utilize the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool" may be exempted from having to provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript to the West Chester University Financial Aid office.

Students will receive instructions via their WCU email account on how to complete this process. Submit ALL requested documents within 30 days of the date requested. Documents to confirm the data on the FAFSA may include, but are not limited to:

  • IRS Tax Return Transcripts
    You are responsible for calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 to order* a tax return transcript or via www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript. Tax return transcripts (see sample) are free and will take 5 to 10 days to arrive in the mail*.
  • W-2 forms - obtain copies of W-2 forms from your employers.
  • Confirmation of the number in your household and in college.
  • Documentation of asset value and debt, (business, rental, and farm property).