Important Financial Aid Forms
UPDATE: As a COVID-19 precaution, for your safety and protection, we strongly encourage using DropSecure to submit all documents for processing.
- In a browser, go to dropsecure.com
- Use the box form to “Send files securely for free” (on the right side of the screen)
- On the Send form, click “Drop up to 10 files” and select the file(s) to send to Financial Aid
- Add your email address to the “Sender email” field
- Enter email@example.com – in the “Recipients” field
- Type a message – it is helpful to enter student’s name and ID
- Click “Encrypt & Send”
These forms should be completed in their entirety with all necessary signatures and only upon request.
General Forms (Not Year Specific)
* Please download the forms to complete, save, and submit. Do not complete in your web browser.
Please do not submit additional documents unless they are requested.
Accepting Financial Aid Awards
Your Financial Aid award identifies specific awards and amounts for which you are eligible for the entire academic year. Do not expect to use the entire academic year amount when budgeting for a semester.
You must log in to BannerWeb using your WCSU student account to accept or decline your awards online. Please follow the step by step instructions on the Quick Reference Guide.
First time student loan borrowers will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment (all students must complete) at studentaid.gov.
Financial Aid Posting & Disbursement
After a student’s financial aid award has been accepted, the award package is posted as a credit on the student’s billing account. Posting typically occurs in early June for the fall semester and November for the spring semester. It is important to note that if all requested verification and other documents have not been submitted as requested, the award package will not be credited. Failure to satisfy the semester bill may result in late fees and possible cancellation of classes.
Consortium Agreement Information
A consortium agreement allows a matriculated student at WCSU (home) enrolled for a minimum of 3 credit hours to take additional classes during a semester at another eligible institution (host) and still be processed for financial aid at WCSU. A consortium agreement form needs to be obtained from Financial Aid and Student Employment and completed by the host institution. All requirements are listed on the form.
Study Abroad Program using ISEP
WCSU participates with The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) to embrace international exchange by facilitating affordable university level exchanges on a reciprocal basis. For eligibility requirements please visit wcsu.edu/isep/. To be eligible for financial aid for this program the student must meet eligibility requirements for financial aid including deadlines and be accepted into the program.