Financial Information for International Students


International Student Deposit

Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are asked to submit 12 months of bank documentation from family/sponsors indicating ability to pay for duration of academic program and to place an International Student Deposit with the University before final acceptance can be given and the I-20 form, needed to secure the United States Student Visa, can be issued (Canadian students are excluded from making the deposit).

The International Student Deposit will be $3,000 for Fall 2017. This deposit is held as long as the student remains enrolled and will be refunded at the end of the student’s studies at Walla Walla University.


Walla Walla University pays interest on the International Student Deposits at the One-Year Constant Maturity Rate.


Walla Walla University requires all international undergraduate and graduate students, including Canadians, to have health insurance that will cover them while they are enrolled at WWU. If students require assistance in finding a health insurance plan to meet their needs, please see or contact the University Clinic at (509) 527-2425 for assistance.


International students (except Canadian students) will be expected to use the Regular Payment Plan described in this bulletin, which requires payment of all estimated expenses for the next quarter, plus any balance remaining from a prior quarter, before financial clearance is given. The payment deadline is the Wednesday prior to the start of classes each quarter.

Students have many payment options to pay online (
•     Debit cards and credit cards (American Express®, Discover®, JCB®,
       MasterCard®, Visa®) have a 2.75% processing fee.

•     Electronic checks do not have a fee.

•     International students can also make payment using their home country’s
       currency. To access this page, search for "International Payment Options"
       on the WWU website.

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.

International students on student visas do not qualify for the majority of loans and grants described in this bulletin. These students are eligible to receive scholarships, such as Achievement, Out of Area, Leadership, National Merit, General Studies Honors, Transfer Scholarship, Continuing Student Scholarship, if they qualify. To determine ability to meet educational costs, the university requires applicants to submit a declaration of finances before final acceptance is given.