We know that paying for graduate school is a significant investment and want to provide you with information about funding opportunities. Below you will find information on potential funding sources for your graduate education, such as financial aid, scholarships, graduate assistantships, and more. We hope that these resources will be helpful to you as a graduate student at West Chester University.

graduate assistantships

A graduate assistantship is an opportunity to work on campus in a research or service-oriented capacity in order to gain valuable work experience in higher education or an academic field and earn a tuition waiver and stipend.

Financial aid

West Chester is committed to providing financial aid to help make graduate education accessible so that we may continue to build a talented and diverse graduate student community. Check out graduate student financial aid guide for more information.

employer reimbursement

West Chester University's employer reimbursement plan allows participants to defer their tuition payments until the completion of the semester, with no finance or interest charges. This plan is designed for students whose employers offer reimbursement for tuition charges, upon completion of the semester.

International student scholarship

The Graduate Dean’s Scholarship for Global Diversity & Academic Achievement is awarded to international students studying on a F1 Visa in a total amount of up to $6,000 per academic year ($3,000 per semester for the Spring and Fall semesters). Preference will be given to international students studying on a F1 enrolled in their second semester at West Chester University. The scholarship is renewable for one additional year for recipients who maintain a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.

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