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Student Services Incorporated (SSI)

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West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-1000

Student Services Incorporated (SSI)

Location: 259 Sykes Union
Phone: 610-436-2955
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

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.

Check-Cashing Services

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 50-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 8:15am to 4:15pm. (Fees and hours subject to change without prior notice.)

Identification Cards

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 $18. 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 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Fees and hours subject to change without prior notice.)

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