University of the West

University of the West

Rosemead, CA

Overview

4 Year Private Suburb

$3,642 BAH Rate

$1,054 Online BAH Rate

No Yellow Ribbon Program

Yes, provides Credit for Military Service

GI Bill® - approved programs

Military Tuition Assistance - Not approved for Military Tuition Assistance

No, not MyCAA approved.

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University of the West

University of the West takes pride in offering a unique educational experience. Founded in 1991 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, University of the West is dedicated to the values character, compassion, and community.

The university is committed to graduating students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their educational, professional, personal, and spiritual goals and to perpetuate the university’s values as cornerstones in creating a better world. University of the West is a Buddhist-affiliated university, but we are dedicated to educating people of all faith backgrounds.

University of the West does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The direct and indirect costs of programs can be covered through other Veterans' Affairs benefit programs.

3 reasons University of the West is right for you:

Affordability

University of the West ranks among the top private, non-profit schools for affordability. Our direct costs (tuition & fees) per year for full-time undergraduate students is $14,018.00. University of the West also has generous scholarships for undergraduates, and 8 out of 10 students currently enrolled receive financial aid.

Education Focused on You

All of the programs at University of the West emphasize “whole-person education,” which means that our programs provide opportunities and experiences that increase self-awareness and resilience, build healthy relationships, explore personal beliefs, and develop ethical values and social responsibility. With class sizes of 10 to 15 students, you can receive personalized education and cultivate meaningful relationships with your professors and fellow classmates.

On-Campus Housing

University of the West is located in Rosemead, in Los Angeles County – close to one of the most important centers of American art and culture. Students living in our affordable on-campus housing can take advantage of our proximity to Hollywood, Disneyland, Venice Beach, the Getty Museum, and so much more!

Thank you for considering University of the West for your education! 

University of the West Military & Veteran Support Programs

University of the West offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Does the University of the West offer online degree programs?

Yes, University of the West offers online degree programs.

Is University of the West a GI Bill® approved school?

Yes, University of the West is a GI Bill® approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill®. 

Is University of the West a Yellow Ribbon school?

As a private school, their tuition is less than the amount covered by the GI Bill® annually.  Please check with the school to ensure how much coverage you may receive.  As a private school, they may have other programs to help offset the difference between their tuition and the GI Bill®. 

Does the University of the West offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

As a private school, their tuition is less than the amount covered by the GI Bill® annually.  Please check with the school to ensure how much coverage you may receive.  As a private school, they may have other programs to help offset the difference between their tuition and the GI Bill®. 

Does University of the West offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

No, University of the West does not offer a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. 

What is University of the West’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $538 per credit hour University of the West’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.  

What are University of the West’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $538 per credit hour University of the West’s online tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.

Is University of the West approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, University of the West is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance.

Does University of the West offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, University of the West has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. 

Is University of the West a military friendly school?

University of the West is considered military friendly. They offer credit for military service, and has signed the VA Principles of Excellence.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Is University of the West a MyCAA school?

No, University of the West is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.