2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is $10,423 for Pennsylvania residents and $22,247 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for WCU is $10,425 for Pennsylvania residents and $22,249 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.02% for Pennsylvania residents and increased by 0.01% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 5.12% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($9,482) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,392 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$10,421 $22,245$15,694
2020-2021$10,423$22,247$16,498
Change % 2020-20210.02%0.01%5.12%
2021-2022$10,425$22,249$17,343
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $11,898 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,758 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at WCU is $11,472 for Pennsylvania residents and $16,327 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been decreased by -3.58% for Pennsylvania residents and decreased by -2.57% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($10,411) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($18,389 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$12,340 $17,200$15,694
2020-2021$11,898$16,758$16,498
Change % 2020-2021-3.58%-2.57%5.12%
2021-2022$11,472$16,327$17,343
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at WCU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$322$805
2020-2021$322$805
2021-2022$322$805
Graduate2019-2020$516$774
2020-2021$516$774
2021-2022$516$774
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $39,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $51,200 for West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$39,500$39,800$39,200
7 Years After Graduation$41,200--
8 Years After Graduation$44,400--
9 Years After Graduation$46,900--
10 Years After Graduation$51,200$56,700$47,600

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at WCU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $42,478 for Pennsylvania residents and $90,643 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$10,501$10,580$10,659$10,739$42,478
Out-of-State$22,411$22,577$22,743$22,911$90,643
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,580$10,659$10,739$10,819$42,796
Out-of-State$22,577$22,743$22,911$23,080$91,312
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$10,659$10,739$10,819$10,900$43,116
Out-of-State$22,743$22,911$23,080$23,251$91,986
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$10,739$10,819$10,900$10,981$43,439
Out-of-State$22,911$23,080$23,251$23,423$92,665
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,819$10,900$10,981$11,064$43,764
Out-of-State$23,080$23,251$23,423$23,595$93,349
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $115,901 for Pennsylvania residents and $164,066 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$28,458$28,800$29,146$29,497$115,901
Out-of-State$40,368$40,797$41,231$41,670$164,066
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$28,800$29,146$29,497$29,853$117,296
Out-of-State$40,797$41,231$41,670$42,115$165,812
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,146$29,497$29,853$30,214$118,710
Out-of-State$41,231$41,670$42,115$42,565$167,581
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$29,497$29,853$30,214$30,580$120,145
Out-of-State$41,670$42,115$42,565$43,021$169,371
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$29,853$30,214$30,580$30,951$121,598
Out-of-State$42,115$42,565$43,021$43,483$171,184
Last year, 43% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $92,649 for Pennsylvania residents and $140,814 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at West Chester University of Pennsylvania have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,645$22,987$23,333$23,684$92,649
Out-of-State$34,555$34,984$35,418$35,857$140,814
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,987$23,333$23,684$24,040$94,044
Out-of-State$34,984$35,418$35,857$36,302$142,560
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,333$23,684$24,040$24,401$95,458
Out-of-State$35,418$35,857$36,302$36,752$144,329
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$23,684$24,040$24,401$24,767$96,893
Out-of-State$35,857$36,302$36,752$37,208$146,119
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$24,040$24,401$24,767$25,138$98,346
Out-of-State$36,302$36,752$37,208$37,670$147,932

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
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West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$10,423$1,200$16,498$22,247$1,200 $16,498
Graduate$11,898 $1,200$16,498$16,758 $1,200$16,498

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