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 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 CENTER assists current students with completing student loan applications, promissory notes, and obtaining additional loans to finance educational expenses; also works with borrowers in repayment on Federal Perkins, Nursing, or Institutional Loans.

Financial Counselors (509) 527-2815 (800) 656-2815
Financial Aid Counselors (509) 527-2315 (800) 656-2315
Student Employment (509) 527-2357 (800) 656-2357
Student Loan Center (509) 527-2333 (800) 656-2333
FAX (509) 527-2556


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.

In 2015-2016, Walla Walla University awarded approximately $43 million in financial aid. The average student received $22,958 with over 87% of the student body receiving financial aid. Be sure to refer to the Financial Bulletin for more specific information about our great scholarship programs.

Estimated Undergraduate Student Budgets

For 2017-2018

Dormitory Student

Per Quarter Per Year
Tuition (full-time, 13-16 hours) $8,865 $26,595
General Fee (Includes ASWWU Dues) 300 900
Room Rent 1,395 4,185
Cafeteria (Meal Plan) 990 2,970
Books (average) 280
Miscellaneous 690 2,070
TOTAL $12,520 $37,560

Non-Dormitory Student

Per Quarter Per Year
Tuition (full-time, 13-16 hours) $8,865 $26,595
General Fee (Includes ASWWU Dues) 300 900
Books (average) 280 840
Miscellaneous 690 2,070
TOTAL $10,135 $30,405


Undergraduate Student Tuition

Cost Rate
Part-time Tuition (1-11 quarter hours) $738 Per Qtr. Hr.
Full-time Tuition (12-16 quarter hours) $8,865 Per Quarter
Overload Tuition (above 16 qtr. hours) $591 Per Qtr. Hr.

Audit Tuition
Undergraduate students are charged for audited hours above or below bracket-tuition. Graduate students are charged for all audited credits. The audit tuition rate is $369 per credit hour for both graduate and undergraduate students. See the Academic Information and Policies section of this bulletin for restrictions on audited classes.

Students with a WWU cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and taking at least 12 hours of non-audited classes pay $10 for each audited course instead of the “per quarter hour” charge. This fee is non-refundable after the fourth day of the quarter.


Student Missionary Tuition

 $45 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 $603 per quarter hour
Extension Tuition $406 per quarter hour

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 (class or lab fees are the responsibility of the student):

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.