West Chester University Veteran's Center and Financial Aid Office are committed to facilitating communication 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.

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

Please reach out to the Veterans Center at (610) 436-2862 or after you have been accepted at West Chester University in order to review which benefits you may qualify for. Benefits sent directly to the soldier, or family of the soldier,  may require payment in advance in order to secure your schedule. Benefits paid to the school will be taken into consideration in determining your out of pocket costs. Please contact the Bursar's office at (610) 436-2552 if you need help with making payment. 

If you have not received financial aid or have questions about your financial aid please contact the Financial aid department at or (610) 436-2627. 

File the FAFSA by the March 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 federal or private loans.

Please visit our Federal Work-Study section for additional information about this need-based employment program. 

Apply for Scholarships

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

Additional Resources for Veteran Benefits

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

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



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.

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 $4,000 for the Fiscal Year.

ArmyIgnitED 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.


National Guard

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VFW-Veterans of Foreign Wars

Military Web Sites