West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,193
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,736
$30k - $48k
$17,787
$48k - $75k
$21,352
$75k - $110k
$24,045
$110k+
$24,813
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,363
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,187
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,942
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@wcupa.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
42%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,743
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,458
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,200
Students receiving state aid
23%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,878
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,458
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,193,129
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,328,420

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,549
Students receiving federal loans
68%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,091
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,238
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,265
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$248

What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
It's a very good deal if you live in Pennsylvania because it's so cheap. The campus and classrooms are very nice and up to date. Renovations are currently being made to all the dorm rooms and academic buildings and the construction is already halfway done.
Amanda from Levittown, PA
West Chester is one of the cheapest schools you can go to in PA, but the education is still at an equal level to all other state schools. It's nice that with in-state tuition, I won't have to worry about being in debt up to my eyeballs for the rest of my life. It is so worth the money.
Aliza from Fawn Grove, PA
All state schools in general are a huge financial win in my opinion. For the location, quality of the education, and everything that'Â?s included in your tuition (125 printer pages a week, gym access and fitness classes, tutoring services, etc.), I couldn't be happier with the in-state tuition.
Jenna
definitely a great educational value and experience for tuition paid.
nicholas from west chester, pa
For the cost of West Chester compared to other schools, you do get quite a lot. A lot of people choose West Chester as their Safety School and don't take any shame in that. It's a good place to go for people to get a quality education at a cost that won't take them till their 50's to pay off.
Eric from Mechanicsburg, PA
Being a state school, definitely worth the money. I couldn't imagine paying 5x as much money to go elsewhere that doesn't offer half of the amenities that WCU does
William from Philadelphia, PA
West Chester is most definitely one of the most affordable schools out there. Even on a tough budget it is affordable and manageable! And of course there are also PLENTY of scholarship opportunities from the school (not to mention all of the other scholarships out there).
Nicole from Pottstown, PA
It is perfect for the price. You cannot beat it!
Anne from Havertown, PA