Tuition & Service Commitment

Those who are accepted to West Point must work hard, but in exchange for their hard work, tuition is covered - as are all associated room and board costs.

Tuition & Service Commitment

Those who are accepted to West Point must work hard, but in exchange for their hard work, tuition is covered - as are all associated room and board costs.

Tuition

At West Point, we believe every cadet (student) needs to be free from financial worries so they can focus on academic success and becoming a leader of character in service to the Nation.

Thus, West Point tuition is free. 

West Point does not charge for room, board, or medical & dental coverage; plus, cadets receive a salary that covers all other fees and leaves them between $225 and $625 in spending money each month.

Every West Point graduate receives a top-tier education, unparalleled leadership training, and friends that will last a life-time—all without incurring student loan debt or draining their parents’ savings.

Service Commitment

West Point graduates serve as officers in the United States Army for a minimum of five years on Active Duty (full-time) and an additional three years in the Reserve Component (part-time) or Individual Ready Reserve. 

At the beginning of their junior year, West Point cadets take an oath committing themselves to fulfill this service obligation. Before doing so, cadets may leave West Point for whatever reason without incurring a service obligation from their time at West Point.

Many West Point graduates make the Army their career, going on to become senior leaders and even general officers. Others serve their five-year active duty commitment, gaining highly valued leadership skills and experience, and move on to highly successful civilian careers.

Additional Financial Aid Information

Since West Point is federally funded, it does not have a financial aid office. Cadets do not require scholarships or financial aid to fund their education at West Point; however, if a cadet does receive an outside scholarship or their parents have College Plans, State 529 Plans, or EE Bonds, these funds can, under certain conditions, be used to pay the fees normally taken out of a cadet’s monthly salary. Details on these subjects can be found in USMA Circular 37-4. Questions should be directed to the Cadet Accounting Services Office (CASO) at g8_cadetbudgetfeedback@westpoint.edu