Ram's Eye View
West Chester University
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Location: 259 Sykes Union
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Student Services, Incorporated (SSI) is a not-for-profit organization primarily designed to serve the students of West Chester University. The objective of the corporation is to initiate, regulate, and operate the financial matters of co-curricular student activities. Such activities include the management of the campus bookstore, the auxiliary food services, the ram e-card program, student publications, student organizations, check cashing/ticket service, the administrative aspects of student programming, intercollegiate athletics, and the graduate student association.
These fees are used to fund the above-mentioned activities. The current fee is $164.33 per semester for all full-time undergraduate students. Part-time undergraduate students pay a pro-rated fee based on the number of credits attempted. One dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) of the fee goes to either the Residence Hall Association (RHA) or the Off-Campus and Commuter Association (OCCA), depending on where the full-time student resides during the school year.
Checks may be cashed at the SSI Service Center, located on the ground level of Sykes Union, by any student in good standing with SSI. A valid ram e-card is required for identification. A limit of $50 is placed on all personal checks, and $250 on payroll checks. There is a 25-cent check-cashing fee charged for each check cashed. (A student's check-cashing privileges will be revoked if the check does not clear the bank and is returned to SSI.). The Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part-time and graduate students are also entitled to the check-cashing service. (Fees and hours subject to change without prior notice.)
All undergraduate students are required to have one valid WCU ram e-card upon entering the University. The ram e-card can be obtained at the ram e-card office located on the ground level of Sykes Union. First-year or transfer students who do not have their picture taken during an orientation session should go to the RAM e-CARD office to obtain their ram e-card. The fee for the first ram e-card is currently $12 if the student has not paid the orientation fee. The current fee for a replacement ram e-card is $15. The student must present proper identification (i.e., valid driver's license or another form of picture ID) in order to complete the ID process. The card office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Fees and hours subject to change without prior notice.)