Applications are now being accepted from state employees interested in pursuing an online degree from Pennsylvania Western University at a 20% discounted tuition rate.

The 20% tuition discount will apply to more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs offered by PennWest Global Online.

Interested commonwealth employees may apply beginning today for spring 2023 classes and beyond. For information about how to apply, visit

Formally established in July 2022 as the integration of California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, PennWest offers more access to courses, faculty and learning opportunities. It is the second-largest public university in western Pennsylvania.

PennWest Global Online offers programs in high-demand fields, with support services designed for online students. It draws on the legacy of the California, Clarion and Edinboro in delivering high-quality programs. PennWest Global Online undergraduate and graduate degrees are regularly ranked among the best online programs in the nation.