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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Financial Literacy

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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Address:
25 University Avenue, Suite 030
West Chester, PA 19383


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


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

#WCULifeSkills

Why Should I Create a Life Skills Account?

Life Skills is a free online program that provides valuable information that will help you be successful while you are in school and after you have graduated. ALL students are encouraged to setup a Life Skills account. Students who enroll also have the opportunity to earn a certificate in important topics (see below for the required lesson plans for each certification).

#WCULIFESKILLS: Secure the skills you need for life while earning the degree you need for your career.

Getting Started

New Users: Click the link in the Log In box "Request new account". Complete the easy Request Account, one-time, registration process.

  • Your User Name is your WCU email address
  • Your User school-assigned ID is your WCU ID Number
  • Your School Code is 00332800
  • Your Student Access Code is 00332800-01

Create your account NOW

Completing Lessons

Login - use the left navigation bar or tab on the top, select "My Catalog." From the WCU recommended list of lessons, click on the name of the lesson and click "Enroll."

Note: If you are unable to complete a lesson during a single session, log in later and:

  • Click on the lesson under "My Learning" on your home page.
  • Under "OLT Lessons" click on the name of the lesson and resume the lesson.

Complete the Lesson Challenge at the end of the lesson. You must achieve 70% or higher to pass the lesson. Your score is recorded on Your Life Skills transcript and WCU's weekly report, only if you achieve 70%. Click "USA Funds Life Skills Survey" under "Course Activities" and complete the lesson survey.

#WCULifeSkills Lesson Plans For Certification

Default Management/Student Loans

  • Lesson 103: What Do I Need to Know About Repaying My Student Loans?
  • Lesson 104: What if I have Trouble Repaying My Student Loans?
  • Lesson 105: How Do I Manage My Student Loans While I'm in School?

Managing Credit

  • Lesson 401: How Do I Manage My Credit Card Debt?
  • Lesson 402: What do Credit Scores Mean to Me?
  • Lesson 404: How Can I Protect Myself From Identify Theft?

Personal Finance

  • Lesson 203: How Do I live on a Budget While I'm in School?
    (Required for New Student Programs)
  • Lesson 304: Where Does my Paycheck Go?
    (Recommended for Student Workers)
  • Lesson 406: How Do I Set Savings Goals?

Academic Planning and Time Management

  • Lesson 201: How Do I Achieve My Goals?
  • Lesson 202: What Do I Need to Know Before I Select a Program of Study?
  • Lesson 204: How Do I manage my school life?
    (Required for New Student Programs)

Life Skills for ALL Students

  • Lesson 101: How Will I pay for Higher Education?
  • Lesson 102: How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?
    (Required for New Student Programs)
  • Lesson 205: How Do I Manage My Personal Life While I'm in School?
  • Lesson 301: Now That I am About to Graduate, How Do I Find a Job?
  • Lesson 302: How Do I prepare For a Job Interview?
  • Lesson 303: How Do I Establish Career Goals?
  • Lesson 304: Where Does my Paycheck Go?
    (Recommended for Student Workers)
  • Lesson 305: How Do I Live on a Budget After I've Completed School?
  • Lesson 306: What Do I Need to Know When Deciding to Pursue a Graduate Degree?
  • Lesson 405: How Do I Manage Debt?
  • Lesson 407: How Can I Make the Most of My Savings?
  • Lesson 601: How Much is My Graduate Degree Going to Cost?
  • Lesson 602: How Will I Pay for My Graduate Education?
  • Lesson 604: How Do I Budget While in Graduate School?
  • Lesson 605: How Can I Control Spending While in Graduate School?
  • Lesson 606: How Do I Manage My Debt While Pursing a Graduate Degree?
  • Lesson 607: How Do I Survive My Graduate Education?

#WCUlifeskills Ambassadors

Kadin Marshall

Kadin Marshall

My name is Kadin Marshall and I am a junior Finance major here at West Chester University. Upon graduation, I plan to obtain my MBA and become a financial planner for either a large company or my own private firm. In addition to that, I would like to volunteer my knowledge and educate people in my community about financial literacy as well. I am very happy to be a financial literacy ambassador this year, and I am looking forward to having a fun and exciting year here at West Chester University.

Jessica Peoples

Jessica Peoples

Hello, my name is Jessica Peoples. I am currently a junior here at West Chester University. I am majoring in Middle Grades Preparation, with concentrations in reading and mathematics. Here at West Chester University, I am a WCU Life Skills Ambassador; meaning that I teach others the various different methods to guide them in making the best financial decisions possible. After I graduate, I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with children, and to have the ability to watch them learn and grow just as I did as a student.

Reginald Nash

Reginald Nash III

My name is Reginald Nash III, and I am a Finance major here at West Chester University. As a junior, I am very involved in extracurricular activities and am currently hoping to enter Greek life on campus. My plans after graduation are not completely mapped out yet. I would like to either get my MBA in Finance and become a Portfolio Manager, or enter law school. I am very happy to be given the opportunity to become a financial literacy ambassador. I am looking forward to this year and all the adventures that it brings. I know this will be a great resume-building experience and I look forward to working with my new team.

Tracy Zelnick

Tracy Zelnick

My name is Tracy Zelnick and I am a junior here at West Chester University. I am majoring in finance with a minor in communication studies. After graduation, I hope to have a job in the business field and maybe continue my education and get my MBA. I am excited to be a WCU Life Skills Ambassador this year because I think it is important for students to know how to budget their finances and to have a plan for spending their money.