Application fee will be waived for all Veteran and Service Member applicants!

Military & Veteran Admission Information

Why West Chester?

GREAT VALUE

  • Offering 180+ academic opportunities
  • Yellow Ribbon and Choice Act funding
  • Eligibility for Financial Aid through FAFSA filing: federal grants, loans, and work-study available
  • Eligibility for additional scholarships through the West Chester University Foundation
  • Frozen tuition for the past two years
  • One of the lowest tuition rates among all colleges and universities in the state of Pennsylvania

Fun Fact: The West Chester University Foundation awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to student veterans, reservists, and ROTC members last year alone.

GREAT LOCATION

West Chester, Chester County, PA

  • 2 VA hospitals nearby
  • Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Court
  • VSO
  • Local installation of the Soldier’s Project
  • Dozens of shops and restaurants
  • One of the nation’s top-ranked college towns
  • A top ranked college town to live in after graduation
  • 45 minutes from Philadelphia

GREAT SUPPORT

GREAT OUTCOMES

  • 88% of undergraduate alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within 6 months after graduation
  • 18,000+ jobs/internships posted yearly
  • Dedicated Career Center offering resume help, interview practice, and skills-building
  • 110,000 thriving alumni in our network
  • Graduates in careers including psychology, government & politics, criminal justice, non-profit, healthcare, finance, media, business, and more.

Veterans Center Highlights

  • Located in its own building on campus
  • 10 minute walk into the Borough of West Chester
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Full lounge
  • Computer lab with free printing
  • Licensed counselor with open-door policy
  • Student Veterans of America chapter

 

Veterans Disability Assistance

$70k+ in Veteran Scholarships

Government Internship Opportunities

Yellow Ribbon and Choice Act School

Average Veteran Student Age

 

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E. Graf Eggers ‘17, Assistant Director of Admissions

eeggers@wcupa.edu

As both a veteran and a graduate of West Chester University, I am proud to work as WCU’s Veteran and Military Admissions Counselor. I take pride in ensuring that all veterans and service members have a seamless transition to their educational career at WCU and that they know about all the supports available to them. Please contact me using the form on this webpage and I will be happy to help you with any questions about admissions or life at WCU.

Lillian Morrison, VA School Certifying Official

lmorrison@wcupa.edu

As VA School Certifying Official, I am dedicated to facilitating communication among our campus offices in order to serve student veterans, military service members, reservists, and their families here at West Chester University. From the Greg R. and Sandra L. Weisenstein Veterans Center to the Registrar and Financial Aid, I help manage our coordinated system of service to provide a meaningful transition from the military to West Chester University.

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