Financial Information

The Financial Bulletin is published as a detailed guide to finances at Walla Walla University. It contains information about estimated expenses, course fees, student employment, financial aid applications, scholarships, grants, and loan programs. Students and parents should refer to the Financial Bulletin for more specific information about finances.

Student Financial Services

Members of the Student Financial Services staff work with parents, students, the federal and state governments, the University, and others to make financial arrangements for students to receive an education at Walla Walla University. Students and parents are encouraged to phone, write, or stop by the office for answers to questions about financing a college education.

FINANCIAL COUNSELORS provide help in financial planning. They are responsible for approving all financial arrangements and are available to discuss problems if parents or students have difficulty meeting the terms of the payment plan the family has chosen.

FINANCIAL AID COUNSELORS assist with the completion of financial aid applications, loan promissory notes, and with the administration of scholarship programs.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT assists students in looking for work both on and off campus. Employment personnel neither hires students nor assigns them to particular jobs, but works with students individually to assist them in their employment search.

STUDENT LOAN OFFICE assists current students with completing student loan applications and obtaining additional loans to finance educational expenses; also works with borrowers in repayment on Federal Perkins, nursing, or institutional loans.



Toll Free


Financial Counselors



Financial Aid Counselors



Student Employment



Student Loan Office







This section of the bulletin is designed to help parents and students anticipate the costs connected with receiving a Walla Walla University education. This list identifies many of the expenses a student may incur. Students may have additional expenses for transportation, personal needs, and other necessities and extras not mentioned here. Parents and students should consider such expenses when making plans to cover the university costs.

Estimated Undergraduate Student Budgets

For 2013-2014



Dormitory Student


Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 13-16 hours)



General Fee (Includes ASWWU Dues)



Room Rent



Cafeteria (Meal Plan)



Books (average)









Non-Dormitory Student


Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 13-16 hours)



General Fee (Includes ASWWU Dues)



Books (average)










Undergraduate Student Tuition



Part-time Tuition (1-12 quarter hours)


Per Qtr. Hr.

Full-time Tuition (13-16 quarter hours)


Per Quarter

Overload Tuition (above 16 qtr. hours)


Per Qtr. Hr.


Student Missionary Tuition

$15 for 12 credits per quarter

Participants in the Student Missionary and Task Force programs are registered as full-time students in the Experiential Program, SMTF 100, provided they meet the Student Missions Office's eligibility criteria and receive financial clearance from Student Financial Services. Registration cannot be retroactive. Contact the Student Missions office for more information.

Graduate Student Tuition

$560 per quarter hour

Extension Tuition

55% of undergraduate tuition

Full-time teachers employed within driving distance of Walla Walla University may enroll for one class per quarter. Acceptance into the graduate Education Program and a copy of the school district's contract are required to qualify for the tuition rate of 55 percent of the undergraduate tuition. The balance of the tuition charge must be paid at the time of registration.

Senior Citizen Discounted Tuition

The Senior Citizen Class Program (non-degree seeking) makes it possible for students who are 65 or more years of age to take advantage of the following reduced tuition rates:

To take up to a 4 hour class for credit*

one half the regular tuition rate

To sit in on a class**

$100 per quarter

* Permission of the instructor is required.

** Class or lab fees are the responsibility of the student.

Payment Plans

Parents and students may choose one of the following payment plans that is the most convenient for them.

Regular Payment Plan

The quarter's tuition, required fees, cafeteria meal plan, and rent plus any previous balance and less any awarded financial aid are paid before the student receives financial clearance for registration. Students and/or parents are billed for variable charges (such as bookstore and other campus purchases and additional meals beyond the student's meal plan) as those charges are incurred. International overseas students are expected to use the Regular Payment Plan.

Monthly Payment Plan

The quarter's tuition, required fees, cafeteria meal plan, and rent less any awarded financial aid are divided into three equal payments. The first payment plus any previous balance is due before the student receives financial clearance for registration. The second and third payments are due by set dates during the following two months. Students and/or parents are billed for other charges (such as bookstore and other campus purchases and additional meals beyond the student's meal plan) as those charges are incurred. Finance charges will accrue on the unpaid balance.

The schedule of payments is as follows:





Down Payment + Previous Balance




Second Payment

October 25

January 25

 April 25

Third Payment

November 25

February 25

 May 25

Automatic Payment Plan

The quarter's expenses (plus any previous balance and less any awarded financial aid) are processed as automatic charges to a MasterCard®, VISA® or Discover® credit card. The card holder may choose to use either the regular payment plan or monthly payment plan. At the end of the school year (or sooner if a student finishes midyear), a final charge or credit is applied to the card. Many people choose this option because it reduces the time spent arranging payment while making the user eligible for rewards many credit cards offer (frequent flyer mileage, discounts, rebates, etc.).

Change in Expenses

Because of fluctuation in the economy, the University Board of Trustees reserves the right to adjust costs and policies throughout the school year or to supersede statements published in this bulletin.

Release of Transcripts or Degrees

By action of the Board of Trustees of the University, a diploma or transcript (official or unofficial) may not be released until the following criteria are met:

The student's account is paid in full.

The student does not have a short-term loan co-signed by WWU.

The student's Nursing, Perkins, and institutional loans are current.

The student's loan exit interviews are complete (Diploma only).

To expedite the release of transcripts, diplomas, and other legal documents, a money order, credit card payment, or certified check should be sent to cover the balance of the student's account. Requests for transcripts must be made in writing and signed by the student, either faxed or mailed to the Academic Records Office.

There is a $5 charge for each transcript requested.

Financial Aid

Families unable to meet the full costs of a Walla Walla University education are encouraged to apply for financial aid from the government and the University. All financial aid applications are evaluated based on the government's standard analysis of need. This analysis determines how much each family can afford to pay for a college education according to federal government guidelines.

Financial aid recipients are then awarded aid packages which typically include a combination of scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and student employment. Unless otherwise noted, all forms of financial assistance are disbursed one-third each quarter (fall, winter, spring). The total amount of scholarships, grants, and subsidy (from all sources) which a student receives cannot exceed WWU's packaging budget in any given year. If the total does exceed the packaging budget, the award from WWU will be reduced.

Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, student leadership, and other accomplishments. They are not awarded based on need and do not have to be repaid. Even though it is recommended that students apply for financial aid, they are not required to do so in order to receive scholarships. Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be repaid. Low-interest loans are an investment in a student's future, allowing the student to attend university with payments and interest typically being deferred until after the student graduates or withdraws from school. Almost all financial aid award packages include a long-term loan. Part-time employment helps students meet the expenses of university life.

In order to receive the maximum financial assistance available, students should plan their finances for the entire academic school year prior to registration and complete their financial aid file by April 30, 2013, for the 2013-2014 school year.

International Students

International Student Deposit

Students who will first enroll during Fall 2013 through Summer 2014, and who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States (except Canadian students) are asked to place a $7,000 (U.S.) deposit with the university before final acceptance can be given and the I-20 form, necessary to secure the U.S. student visa, can be sent. For students first enrolling during Fall 2014 through Summer of 2015 the deposit will be $8,000. For students first enrolling for Fall 2015 or later the deposit will be equal to one quarter's tuition.


Walla Walla University requires all international students to purchase the WWU Student Health and Additional Accident Insurance Plan.


International students will be expected to use the Regular Payment Plan described in this bulletin.


According to Immigration and Naturalization Services regulations, international students attending WWU while on student visas are only permitted to work on campus and are limited to a maximum of 20 hours of work per week during periods of enrollment. Spouses and children who are not students may not accept employment under any circumstances.

Financial Aid

International students on student visas do not qualify for the majority of loans and grants described in the Financial Bulletin. To determine ability to meet educational costs, the University requires applicants to submit a declaration of finances before final acceptance is given.