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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

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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?

Complete and submit the FAFSA by the March 1st priority deadline - Federal Code 003328, keeping these key points in mind:

  • Don't wait to be accepted by the college/university to submit the FAFSA.
  • If possible, use the IRS 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.

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.

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 News

  • FAFSA - 2014-2015 Priority Deadline - March 1st. FEDERAL CODE 003328. Please use the IRS Retrieval Tool.
  • Need help completing your 2014-2015 FAFSA? Contact our office we are here to help.
  • 2014-2015 Financial Aid packages have been generated.
  • 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.


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