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Cultural and economic growth in Venango County will get a boost under a plan developed by the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism and Pennsylvania Western University Clarion for the university’s Venango property.

Starting in fall 2024, pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Associate of Science in Nursing will relocate to the Clarion campus. 

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Congratulations on your acceptance to PennWest Clarion - Venango! In order to help ensure that you have accomplished all that is needed prior to your arrival, we have developed the following checklist to help make your transition as smooth as possible. 


If you haven't visited campus yet, we invite you to schedule your visit at

Paying Your Deposit

If you have not paid your $100 Admissions Deposit, please click here to pay. The deposit does come off the cost of the tuition. Paying your deposit will allow your student ID and password assigned to you to be activated.

The $100 admissions deposit can also be paid by mailing a check, money order or cash to:  PennWest Clarion Admissions Office 840 Wood Street Clarion, PA 16214


If you have questions please contact Venango Admissions at 814-393-1211 or

Financial Aid

To get started with the financial aid process, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) By May 1st if possible.  Filing your FAFSA after May 1st, may result in a delays in awarding your aid.


Visit PennWest Clarion's Tuition and Financial Aid webpage, or contact Student Financial Services or 814-393-2315.

Register for Orientation

New Venango students will have access to a virtual New Student Orientation via D2L. Students who've deposited to PennWest will be automatically added to the D2L program and will receive email instructions to complete the program, which will be open for approximately one month prior to the start of each semester. The virtual orientation will include a special module for Venango students, so be sure to review that section.


The New Student Orientation Team is available to connect at or 814-393-1766.


The PennWest Clarion Foundation, Inc. student apartment complex at PennWest Clarion - Venango offers:

  • Two- and three-story buildings with two apartments on each floor
  • Each apartment houses four students
  • Students enjoy a private bedroom and a semi-private bathroom
  • Students share common kitchen, laundry facilities, and living and dining areas


Apply for Venango Housing


Please contact Property Manager, Kris Johnson, at or 814-677-2326. 

Last Updated 1/29/24