FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DEADLINE: MARCH 15th Student Aid Report must be received by Financial Aid and Student Employment for the 2015-2016 academic year by the Priority Consideration Deadline of March 15, 2015. WCSU suggests that you submit your FAFSA no later than March 1st, 2015 in order to meet the Priority Consideration Deadline. A valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is required on your processed FAFSA. Please be sure to include WCSU's Federal School Code:001380
Western Connecticut State University offers financial aid to help qualified students meet their educational expenses. The staff of Financial Aid and Student Employment 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.