The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available at 

Although PHEAA has moved the PA State Filing Deadline for FAFSA to June 1st; WCU is still encouraging all students to file by May 1st in order to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid including WCU Scholarships.  If you need help please visit to register for an appointment.

WCU Scholarship applications for 2024-25 are  now re-opened and are due May 5th 2024. Search and apply at:

Our office will be providing an update on the Financial Aid process at WCU and the new FAFSA for 2024-25 on May 1st at 6pm. Students and their families can register at: 

Accepted to the 2024 Summer Academic Success Program? Don't forget to file your 2023-24 FAFSA in addition to the 2024-25 FAFSA in order to be considered for summer financial aid. 

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*Circumstances could include changes to household income, medical expenses, household size, etc.
**Appealing for a Dependency Status Override for Undergraduate Students



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Important Dates

October 1 - FAFSA Open Date (with the exception of the 2024-25 FAFSA which will be available December 2023). 

March 1 - WCU Priority Deadline for FAFSA (Extended to May 1st for 2024-25)

March: Incoming Student Financial Aid Offers Emailed

March 15 - 2024-25 WCU Scholarship Applications Open at

March 15 - Summer Financial Aid

May 1 - PA Resident FAFSA Deadline for State Grant Consideration

May- Satisfactory Academic Progress Notices Sent

June- Returning Student Financial Aid Offers Emailed

June 15 - Priority Deadline for Verification

June 30- Priority Deadline for PLUS & Private Loan Application for following year

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