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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

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

  • myWCU ParentPortal
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid personnel
  • PHEAA PA State Grant May 1st
  • Verification

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Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Wed 9:00AM to 4:30PM

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How do I apply for Financial Aid? Español | English

Starting January 1, 2015, ALL STUDENTS who are interested in being reviewed for federal and state aid for Fall 2015 are required to file the FAFSA by the March 1, 2015 priority deadline--Federal Code 003328.

Tips for Applying

  • Don't wait to be accepted by the college/university to submit the FAFSA. You can start January 1, 2015.
  • If possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, when completing the FAFSA.
  • You must meet the eligibility requirements to be offered Federal and State financial aid.
  • PA Residents: the school listed first will be used to determine your PA State Grant.

More information about the general process.

Has your FAFSA been selected for Verification?

  • Verification is a process for confirming the accuracy of the information students and parents provide on the FAFSA.
  • The U.S. Department of Education selects students for Verification.
  • West Chester University may also select students for verification.
  • Applicants should submit forms, information, and documentation in a complete and prompt fashion.
  • Financial Aid cannot be disbursed/paid until the Verification is complete.

Do you need an IRS Tax Return Transcript? There's a website and an app for iPhone and Android.

What should I do if I have a Federal Direct, Nursing, or Perkins Student Loan?

If you have a Federal Student Loan in your aid package you MUST take ACTION on your student loan. ACCEPT, ADJUST, DECLINE your loan by logging into myWCU.

  • 1st time Federal Direct Student Loan recipients: Complete an Entrance Counseling Session and Sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) at
  • 1st time Federal Nursing Student Loan recipients: Contact the aid office to schedule an In-person Counseling session. Bring your completed Nursing Loan materials with you.
  • 1st time Federal Perkins Student Loan recipients: Complete an Entrance Counseling Test, Loan Interview, Review and Accept your personalized TLID statement, and Sign your Master promissory note- MPN at iPromise.

Do you need to apply for a Parent Loan for an Undergraduate Student-PLUS?

  • As a parent, you can apply for a loan, up to the Cost of Attendance, to help pay for your student's educational expenses.
  • This is a credit worthy loan. If the loan is not approved, the student may request additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan funding.


  • If your anticipated aid exceeds the charges on your account summary/bill, ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT.
  • Contact the Bursar's office regarding your bill, book vouchers and refund checks.

Financial Aid Dates

Go to the Financial Aid Calendar.

Financial Aid News

  • FAFSA - 2015-2016 Priority Deadline - March 1st, 2015. FEDERAL CODE 003328. Please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Need help completing your 2015-2016 FAFSA? Contact our office we are here to help.
  • The WCU Financial Aid Scholarship application for need-based scholarships is now available in the Office of Financial Aid or online 2015-2016FinAidScholarshipApplicationEN Completed applications are due March 27, 2015.
  • Do you have questions about Academic Progress or Academic Grade Levels? Link to the answers.
  • Check the status of your financial aid and alerts via myWCU. Check your WCU email account.
  • Student Loans must be ACCEPTED to appear on your account.
  • Accounts must be ACTIVATED for your aid to be paid to your account.
  • Education Majors- Jrs, Srs, & Grad. Ed. Majors: Have you considered applying for a TEACH Grant? Learn about TEACH.
  • Complete Exit Counseling for your student loan, if you are no longer enrolled at least half time (6) credits.
  • Summer 2015 Loan Application now available
  • The Board of Governor’s Scholarship application is now available in the Office of Financial Aid or online. Completed applications are due April 30.

Recycle Icon The Office of Financial Aid is Going Green. View your financial aid and alerts via myWCU. Check your WCU email too.