FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: MARCH 15th Student Aid Report must be received by the Office of Student Financial Services for the 2013-2014 academic year by March 15, 2013. WCSU suggests that you submit your FAFSA no later than March 1st, 2013 in order to meet our deadline. A valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is required on your processed FAFSA. Please be sure to include WCSU's Federal School Code: 001380
IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL: Please make every attempt to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA. If at the time of completing the FAFSA Form you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool because your taxes were recently filed or were not filed yet, you must update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool once you have filed your taxes. (Some individuals may not be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval due to other circumstances) If Selected For Verification: Additional documents may be required. For First Time Freshman- Please refer to the 'First Time Applicant' section for requirements and deadlines. For Re- Entry, Transfer and Returning Students- Please refer to the 'Renewal Applicant' section for requirements and deadlines.
Western Connecticut State University offers financial aid to help qualified students meet their educational expenses. The staff of the Office of Student Financial Services is available to assist students in determining their eligibility for the various sources of aid available. While not every one will qualify for assistance, a student should never assume he/she is ineligible without first applying. A wide spectrum of variables affect the application process, therefore many possible options exist that may pertain to a students particular circumstances.
The evaluation of one's financial need is based on an analysis of several factors; such as, student and/or family income, family size, assets and liabilities, and the number of family members in school. In addition to the above, the school's total allocation of funds for an academic year is also a factor that determines the amount of aid a student can receive. Therefore, meeting the application deadline, along with assessing the students financial need, becomes an important factor in the financial aid process.
All financial aid recipients must apply annually to qualify for assistance, and must maintain satisfactory academic progress.