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About West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The second largest school in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher education and the fourth largest university in the Philadelphia area, West Chester is a leading resource in fostering the region's economic, social and cultural vitality. West Chester has evolved into a comprehensive university which excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Ranked among Kiplinger's 100 best values in public colleges, the University is committed to providing access and serving the educational needs of a diverse student body. West Chester University offers over 80 undergraduate, 70 master's degree and graduate certificate programs.

Why Attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University strives to create an intentional culture of understanding, acceptance, and success for Veterans, active military, and those who support them. The University is committed to facilitating communication among it campus offices in order to serve student Veterans, military service members, reservists, and their families with a coordinated system of service to provide a meaningful transition from the military to West Chester University. A Veterans Advisory Board was established to assist the University in continuing to elevate services needed to ensure the success of veterans who are now WCU students. Recommendations are being implemented on an ongoing basis.

Veteran Profile

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Veteran Information

  • Credit for CLEP and/or DSST Exams
  • Military students deployed return without penalty
  • Follow ACE recommendations for awarding credit
  • Offers scholarships for military/veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for active duty military
  • Approved for TA funding
  • Yellow ribbon school
  • Signed VA Principles of Excellence
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Approved
  • Full-time veteran counselors on staff
  • Career Planning Services
  • Veteran clubs or associations on campus

Financial Information

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $9,143.80 $19,593.80
Tuition $6,820.00 $17,050.00
Fees $2,323.80 $2,543.80
Room & Board $8,342.80 $8,342.00
Room $5,148.80 $5,148.00
Board $3,194.00 $3,194.00
Books & Supplies $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Other Expenses $3,000.00 $3,000.00
TOTAL $21,686.60 $32,135.80
In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $10,772.00 $15,218.00
Tuition $8,460.00 $12,690.00
Fees $2,312.00 $2,528.00
Room & Board $8,342.80 $8,342.80
Room $5,148.80 $5,148.80
Board $3,194.00 $3,194.00
Books & Supplies $900 $900
Other Expenses $3,000.00 $3,000.00
TOTAL $23,014.80 $27,460.80
Tuition & Fees
Tuition $284
Fees $57
Books & Supplies $50
Other Expenses $250


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