Students who live locally can choose to enroll as commuter student. Take advantage of the flexibility that comes with living nearby, and easily access your classes via our designated commuter parking.
The Valley Forge Military Commuter Student Program offers students exceptional academics, interaction with dedicated faculty, interscholastic sports, extracurricular activities, and camaraderie
without residing on campus. This is a great way to experience the academic structure and discipline in the classroom, and develop the leadership skills needed to be successful in life – all the benefits
that make Valley Forge Military College distinctive.
To the fullest extent possible, the experiences of Commuter students mirror those of Valley Forge Military College’s boarding cadets – with a curriculum that focuses on developing the whole person and stresses Valley Forge’s Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Leadership, and Physical Development.
As social experiences are essential to the student experience, students are encouraged to participate in the same activities as their peers, including interscholastic and intramural sports, clubs, physical training, band, and choir.
Our campus is conveniently located near 476, 76, and 276. We are also within a short walk of three Septa train stations.
We are a short distance from the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line, a major commuter train line that connects to points throughout the greater Philadelphia area. From Philadelphia (30th Street Station, Suburban Station, or Market East Station), take the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Train Line west towards Paoli (Paoli local) and get off at Radnor.
Both these lines stop at Radnor:
VFMC offers programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Science degree or an Associate in Business Administration. Students can further elect program areas within the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.
Veteran Commuter Students pay less than half of the standard fees to attend Valley Forge Military College. Depending upon an individual’s situation the total cost of attendance will often be covered by their military benefits.
Along with Tuition Assistance and various Montgomery GI Bill Benefits, service members can apply for federal assistance.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, was established to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and work study programs for education beyond high school. The Federal Student Aid website (www.studentaid.gov) contains valuable information on how to select a school, how to apply for admissions, and how to receive federal financial assistance. To determine if you qualify for federal grants and/or loans, as well as state and Institutional assistance, you must complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) online.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill). Under this program, the act provides payments for tuition, fees, book and supplies stipend and a housing allowance for veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001.
This program allows Valley Forge Military College to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund up to 50% of tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap for private institutions. The VA will match the same amount as the institution. Valley Forge Military College funds this in the form of a scholarship.
Steps to Receive VA Education Benefits: