Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $2,852
  • Online BAH
    $901
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University is a 4-year, public university located in Danbury, CT. Students at Western Connecticut State University can enroll in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate degree programs.

Western Connecticut State University Military & Veteran Support Programs

Western Connecticut State University offers the following Veteran and military support programs:

Does Western Connecticut State University offer online degree programs?

Yes, Western Connecticut State University offers online degree programs.

Is Western Connecticut State University a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, Western Connecticut State University 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. For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

Is Western Connecticut State University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, Western Connecticut State University is a Yellow Ribbon school.  Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

Does Western Connecticut State University offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, Western Connecticut State University offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  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 advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

Does Western Connecticut State University offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, Western Connecticut State University offers a 100% waiver of tuition to eligible Veteran, Air or Army National Guard students.  For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

What are Western Connecticut State University’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $257 per credit hour for undergrad and $424 per credit hour for graduate students, Western Connecticut State University’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 expenses.  For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

What are Western Connecticut State University’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $257 per credit hour for undergrad and $424 per credit hour for graduate students, Western Connecticut State University’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 expenses.. For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

Is Western Connecticut State University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes,  Western Connecticut State University 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. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Western Connecticut State University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes,  Western Connecticut State University has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding, however, eligible active military students may have out-of-pocket expenses.  Additionally, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contactWCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

Is Western Connecticut State University a military friendly school?

Western Connecticut State University is considered military friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, tuition waivers for eligible students, and are a Yellow Ribbon School.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Is Western Connecticut State University a MyCAA school?

Yes, Western Connecticut State University is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact WCSU’s Veteran Affairs Office here.

Message from Western Connecticut State University

Thanks for considering Western Connecticut State University as your home to further your education, grow your mind and start the career you have been searching for!  WCSU offers a full variety of degree programs, meaningful internships, as well as unparalleled Veterans Affairs educational benefits expertise.  These combinations make WCSU stand above all other universities as the place for student-Veterans in Connecticut and beyond!

At WCSU, our mission is to make the transition from servicemember to student to workforce industry leader as seamless as possible.  WCSU’s current Veterans Affairs Coordinator is Kelly Visokay. The VA Coordinator oversees all WCSU services for student-veterans in order to provide a consistent and unified voice.  This approach eliminates the guess-work involved with determining eligibility for VA educational benefits and how to best use such benefits to earn one’s degree. 

Simply send us an e-mail or schedule an appointment to meet with the VA Coordinator to begin your future, today! Please be sure to explore our website where you can view our many degree program offerings, calculate out-of-pocket expenses via the VA GI Bill calculator, become a part of the WCSU Student-Veterans Organization as well as all WCSU has to offer. 

We look forward to serving all who have so selflessly served us!

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 11,781
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 11,781
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $2,852
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    $23,927.00
  • Number
    25
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $11,781
    In State
    $25,185
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $12,758
    In State
    $25,546
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,300
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 300
Student Population
  • Student Count
    4,752
    Undergraduate
    510
    Graduate
    130
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    45.6%
    Population
  • Female
    54.4%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    490
    SAT Math
    490
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    21
    ACT
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