The Financial Aid Office in partnership with the West Chester University Veteran's Center is committed to facilitating communication among our 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. (NASFAA-Tip Sheet for Military and Veterans. )

For additional information and telephone numbers please contact the West Chester University Veteran's Center at (610) 436-2862 or

How to Receive Military Funding and Financial Aid

You will need to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid after you receive your billing email notification, and advise us of the benefit type, as well as the potential amount EACH Semester. We may be able to defer the portion covered, if the funds are being released directly to the University on your behalf. Benefits sent directly to the soldier, or family of the soldier, will not be deferred for arrival and payment should be made to WCU by the appropriate due date.

If you have not received financial aid by the start of the semester, please contact our office.

File the FAFSA by the February 1st Priority Deadline

Please read about the process for filing your FAFSA.

Apply for Grants, Loans, and Federal Work-Study

Please visit our Grants section, if you are applying for:

  • Pell Grant
  • PA State Grant (PHEAA) for PA residents
  • Iran/Afghanistan Grant

Please visit our Loans section, if you are applying for public or private loans.

Please visit our Federal Work-Study section for job descriptions and required forms.

Apply for Scholarships

Please visit our Scholarships section to find internal and external scholarship opportunities.

Apply for GI Bill® Benefits

Please visit the Greg and Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center section for GI Bill® Benefits for step-by-step instructions.

Other helpful information for GI Bill® Benefits:

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Other Benefits, Opportunities, and Resources

(Please apply as soon as possible.)

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

The Air Force Tuition Assistance Program can be accessed through the AF Portal.

Sailors preparing for college can find valuable information through the Navy College Program Portal.

The United States Coast Guard Education Services Portal will provide information regarding Tuition Assistance and Grants, Joint Service Transcript, and Course Support and Testing.

You can access the Web TA login at Web TA

The Army FTA Program authorizes Tuition Assistance not to exceed 100% with a cap of $250.00 per semester hour and $4,500 for the Fiscal Year.

GoArmyEd has all the information you need to apply.

Please visit the Federal Tuition Assistance page on the Greg and Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center website for more information.

Go Army


National Guard

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VFW-Veterans of Foreign Wars

Military Web Sites

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