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Pennsylvania Western University understands the financial burden of pursuing a college degree. That's why we're dedicated to making sure it's your most valuable investment.

Each year, we award $14 million in scholarships to aid our students. Our counselors will help you explore scholarship opportunities, grants and other aid resources to ensure we develop the most comprehensive aid offer possible.

We know how hard you work to pay for college; that's why we work just as hard to make it affordable and valuable for you.

Learn more about tuition and aid below.


Pennsylvania Western University is committed to ensuring that a quality education is within reach for all students. We understand that navigating tuition and financial aid can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to assist you every step of the way. Our goal is to make the process transparent and personalized, so you can make informed decisions about your education.

Learn more about Tuition and Cost of Attendance:

Financial Aid

Pursuing higher education is a commitment to your future, and at Pennsylvania Western University, we provide the best value alongside a multitude of financial aid options to guarantee affordability.

The Financial Aid Office at PennWest is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that a college education is both accessible and affordable for students and their families.

How to accept an aid offer on myPennWest.

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2024 - 2025 FAFSA Updates

The Department of Education ushered in big changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA intending to simplify the application process and update aid eligibility calculations. With the FAFSA simplification rewrite and unexpected changes to timeframes, the aid awarding process has been substantially delayed for schools across the country.

The original predicted date for schools to receive FAFSAs was late January, however, on January 30, 2024 the Department of Education announced there would be further delays to fix the inflation adjustment. The new expected time frame for schools to receive FASFAs is mid-March.

The Department of Education has been working tirelessly to ensure the new successfully improves the user experience for all users, and remains committed to provide helpful tools and information for students and parents on  

For more detailed information and answers to your questions about the FAFSA process, please visit our FAFSA FAQs page.

Frequently Asked Questions

January 8, 2024
Below are answers to some common questions related to the financial aid process at Pennsylvania Western University:

Q. What Federal School Code should I use on the FAFSA?
Q. Is the Cost of Attendance listed on my bill in myPennWest?
Q. I can't find my campus at to complete my entrance counseling or MPN. What do I do?
Q. Where do I find information on scholarships?
Q. How do I apply for student employment?
Q. Where is my 1098T?
Q. What are the payment options?
Q. How is the rest of my bill covered?
Q. Why do I have a hold on my account?
Q. Can I get in-state tuition?
Q. How does dropping a class affect my financial aid?
Q. How does withdrawing from the term/university affect my financial aid?
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