Is WWU affordable? Look past the price tag.
Naturally, if you're choosing a college, you need to look at the price tag. But it's equally important that you then look past it, to the bottom line--because your out-of-pocket cost is what truly counts.
Each family situation is unique, and until you apply for financial aid and factor in the merit scholarships you've earned, you won't know what your actual cost to attend WWU will be.
So look past the price tag—and remember that financial aid makes the difference.
Starting at a community college may not save you money. If you transfer to WWU after the first two years, your out-of-pocket expense could be more than $4,000 higher than if you attended WWU all four years.
|1-11 quarter hours |
12-16 quarter hours
More than 16 quarter hours
|$725 per quarter hour |
$8,700 per quarter
$580 per additional quarter hour
Undergraduate students are charged for audited hours above or below bracket tuition. Graduate students are charged for all audited credits. See the Undergraduate 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. All eligible students who participate in the Christian Service Volunteer program through the Chaplain's Office will be registered full-time for WWU's Experiential Program, SMTF 100, provided they have received financial clearance from Student Financial Services. Registration cannot be retroactive. For more information on eligibility to participate in this program, contact either Campus Ministries or Student Financial Services.
Graduate Student Tuition
$592 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 undergraduate tuition. The balance of the tuition charge must be paid at the time of registration.
|Senior Citizen Discounted Tuition |
The Senior Citizen Class Visitor 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^|
To sit in on a class*^
|one half the regular tuition rate |
$100 per quarter
* Permission of the instructor is required.
^ Class or lab fees are the responsibility of the student.
$294 per quarter
All tuition paying undergraduate students registered for 6 or more hours are required to pay this fee. Taskforce, Student Missionaries and ACA students will be exempt. Besides covering the cost of housing, club dues, internet access while on campus, printing the first 100 pages in computer labs, access to the library, gym, and pool, and new technology for classrooms, etc., the General Fee now includes the former ASWWU Dues which provides for student publications and membership in Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU).
Students who are charged the General Fee for less than three quarters will need to pay an additional fee if they wish to receive the yearbook. Graduate students and others who are exempt from paying the General Fee may purchase student publications for prices set by the ASWUU editors.
Residence Hall Housing
|ROOM CHARGES ON THE COLLEGE PLACE CAMPUS|
|Rent for a room with two occupants are as follows:|
|Conard Hall||$1,305 per person, per quarter|
|Foreman Hall||$1,370 per person, per quarter|
|Sittner Hall||$1,305 per person, per quarter|
|Meske Hall||$1,305 per person, per quarter|
ROOM CHARGES ON THE PORTLAND CAMPUS
Rooms in Hansen Hall are usually available for single occupancy only and the rent is $1,575 per quarter. Should double occupancy be approved, rent would be charged at the same rate as Foreman Hall for each occupant.
ROOM DEPOSIT ON THE PORTLAND CAMPUS
A $175 deposit is required to reserve a room in Hansen Hall. Upon their departure, a refund of up to $115 may be applied to the student's account. Charges for delayed departure, an uncleaned or damaged room, or failure to return keys are also applied to the student's account. Should a student not enroll, the entire deposit will be refunded.
COMPUTER NETWORK USE ON THE COLLEGE PLACE CAMPUS
All rooms are wired for connections to the campus computer network. Students are responsible for getting a network card needed to connect to the campus computer network. Network cards may be purchased through Information Services and can be used throughout a student's university stay.
PRINTING IN PC LABS
Students will be charged for printing in the library and general purpose PC Labs. Each student will be given $10 credit (100 free pages) each quarter in case of technical problems with printing. After that, each page will cost 10¢. At the end of each quarter, the printing charges will be added to each students account.
Walla Walla University owns several studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. In addition, houses with up to four bedrooms are available. Rental rates are comparable with rates in the community. Off-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to married students, students 25 years of age and older, and students with children. Students transferring to WWU who wish to live in university-owned housing are encouraged to contact the WWU Village Life Office one quarter prior to their anticipated arrival. Otherwise, there are three on-line sign up time periods each year for university-owned housing available through the student's myWWU account. The dates for the 2016-17 school year are:
- November 13 - 15, 2016 10 a.m. for Winter Quarter 2017 Move-In
- February 12 - 14, 2017 10 a.m. for Spring Quarter 2017 Move-In
- May 7 - 11, 2017 10 a.m. for Summer/Fall Quarter 2017 Move-In
Financial arrangements must be approved by Student Financial Services before a student may move into university housing. For more information about housing availability, students may contact the office of WWU Village Life Office at (509) 527-2109.
Housing Administration Fees
A Housing Administration Fee is required for all university-owned Village Housing units before the key is given to the tenant. This fee is non-refundable and is required anytime a tenant occupies a residence. The fee is charged separately to each tenant ($330 for a married couple or single occupancy of two bedroom apartment).
|Two Bedroom, Single Occupant:||$330|
The administration fee is to help with processing of files. A portion of the fee will be applied toward carpet cleaning and light touch-up after occupant vacates. The student is still expected to leave the apartment in the condition it was upon move in. If there are charges for additional damage, delayed departure, or failure to return keys that exceed this fee ($100-$200 depending on unit), these charges will be added to the student's account after the student moves out.
The only animals allowed in university-owned student housing are fish (total combined tank size cannot exceed 55 gallons), or approved service animals. Approval for service animals must be pre-authorized through the Disability Support Service Coordinator. Pets are not allowed in any university-owned student housing. This includes pets of visiting family members or friends.
- A pet is suspected to be living in a student's premises: a 48-hour notice of pet inspection wll be given. If evidence of a pet is found, a $100 fine will be assessed immediately and a notice will be given to comply with the pet policy within ten days.
- A pet is seen in a student's premises: A $100 fine will be assessed immediately, and a notice will be given to comply with the pet policy within ten days. At the end of the ten days, a pet inspection will take place to verify the removal of the pet.
If a pet, or continued evidence of a pet is found again ten days after the notice to comply was given, a notice of eviction will be delivered.
If you live in a residence hall, you are required to choose a cafeteria meal plan each quarter. You can choose from six plans:
Quarterly Cafeteria Plan Options
Cost per Quarter
19 meals per week
15 meals per week
$160 per term
15 meals per week
12 meals per week
$110 per term
10 meals per week
8 meals per week
$85 per term
Your meal plan is billed as a fixed expense. By default, your Estimated Personalize Financial Plan shows the Gold Flex meal plan -- a mid-level option -- to give you an idea of what your food costs will be. (This figure will change, of course, should you opt for a different meal plan.)
A "meal" is a cafeteria visit, not a dollar amount. When you enter the cafeteria, a cashier scans your WWU ID card, and one meal is subtracted from your plan.
Meals do not carry over from week to week. If you run out of meals, you may continue to purchase food, paying with cash, credit card or flex dollars (explained below) or your WWU ID card.
If the meal plan you've chosen isn't working, you may switch during the first two weeks of the quarter.
If you are a WWU student living off-campus you may eat in the cafeteria and the Student Association Center (SAC) as often as you like. You may pay for your purchases with cash, credit card or your WWU ID card.
Your family members and other guests are also welcome to eat in the cafeteria and the SAC, paying with cash or credit cards at the time of purchase.
Each student on a meal plan receives two Wolves Passes per quarter. The Wolves Pass may be used for guests to join the meal plan owner for a meal in the Dining Hall.
Students cannot use meals from their own meal plan to pay for guests.
Your Walla Walla University Student ID card serves as your meal card.
Meal plans include flex dollars that work as a "declining balance," similar to how a debit card works. If you use all of your flex dollars or do not have a meal plan with flex dollars, you can also use your meal card to purchase items on credit. These items are charged as "inclining balance," similar to how a credit card works and the charges are added to your student account at WWU. Flex dollars carry over from week to week within the quarter, but not from one quarter to another.
On myWWU, you can see your remaining meals and flex dollars, as well as your purchase history.
For more information, visit WWU Dining Services.
|The Fitness Factory (for men)||$25 per quarter|
In addition to the regular cost of tuition and student charges, Walla Walla University charges fees for flight training as follows:
$128 per hour
$150 per hour
$158 per hour
$300 per hour
Frasca Mentor AATD
$35 per hour
Frasca TruFlite AATD
$50 per hour
$50 per hour
Student Pilot Insurance Fee
$17.90 per year
FAA Flight Medical
$100 (cannot be charged to account)
FAA Practical Test (Check Ride)
$500--$900 per rating/license (cannot be charged to account)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) knowledge examinations are $150 per examination, and is charged to the student as a course fee. These examinations are required for students enrolled in the following classes:
An additional variable fuel surcharge fee may apply to all flights when average fuel costs exceed $6.50 per gallon.
All aviation program fees are subject to change as a result of the fluctuation of operating costs. Please contact the Department of Technology for additional information concerning aviation flight costs.
In order to prevent delays in training, students must have a payment plan in place with the Aviation office. The deadline is the Wednesday before classes begin in order to be placed on the flight schedule for that quarter. These are the options:
1. Payment in full for the estimated cost of the flight courses for which they are registered. The student will be removed from the flight schedule if their balance drops below $350. Financial aid can only be considered if the student’s regular tuition account has been paid in full with other funds.
2. Automatic Payment Form. The automatic payment plan can use an e-check or a credit or debit card. Charges are processed weekly. If a credit or debit card is used a 2.75% convenience fee is charged by the payment processor. The form for enrolling in the Automatic Payment Plan can be requested from the front desk of the flight center or by contacting the Director of Operations for Aviation. If an Automatic Payment fails, the student’s flight training is put on hold until the problem is resolved.
3. Confirmation of third party institution payment (examples: Veterans Administration, parent employer)
Walla Walla University automatically awards aviation scholarships to subsidize a portion of the flight-training costs.
A student taking AVIA 140, Introduction to Flight, receives a $345 scholarship to put towards the costs of the two-hour flight requirement. Costs in excess of the $345 scholarship are the student’s responsibility and must be paid in advance.
For any other flight training class, the student receives a scholarship of $375 for each credit hour of flight course in which the student enrolls. The Aviation Scholarship is deposited into the student’s aviation account from which the student’s aviation program fees are paid. Fees incurred will be paid from the scholarship first. Additional fees, after scholarship depletion, are the responsibility of the student. Should any scholarship money remain unused, the money is returned to the general fund six months after the student’s last flight training activity. If a student withdraws from a flight training class, or receives an “X” grade (unofficial withdrawal), the scholarship is revoked, even if the student had flight expenses. Students can only receive the scholarship once per class.
Portion to Pay
Varies based on the individual student
Total (without Practicum)
The above estimated average costs include all aviation classes. AVIA 358, 458, and 460, are optional for Aviation Management students, AVIA 458 and 460 are optional for Aviation Technology students. Both majors may have practicum flight credits added, the cost of which are not included in the above estimate. Aviation Program Fees are based on a minimum to complete the required flight classes. Please contact the Department of Technology for additional information concerning aviation flight costs.
Walla Walla University provides aircraft with the fuel costs covered by the rental rate. If a flight is not operated from our home airport and a fuel purchase is necessary, fuel can be charged to an aircraft credit card. An additional variable fuel surcharge fee will apply to any of these external fuel purchases made above a specified surcharge rate. This rate is variable depending on current regional and national fuel prices. The current fuel surcharge rate can be found at the Flight Center or by contacting a flight director. For further details consult the Aviation Program Procedures and Regulations document at fly.wallawalla.edu.
Students may take music lessons with or without receiving academic credit for the lessons. Students enrolled in lessons will be charged fees—in addition to any applicable tuition—according to the following schedule:
Lesson Fees--per quarter, plus tuition
Nine half-hour lessons (1 credit)
$175, plus tuition
Nine one-hour lessons (2-4 credits)
$350, plus tuition
Lesson Fees--per quarter
For no credit:
Nine half-hour lessons
Nine one-hour lessons
A minimum of nine 30-minute lessons per quarter and daily practice totaling five clock hours per week corresponds to one credit hour of music lessons.
It is the student’s responsibility to meet the appointed time for lessons. The teacher is obligated to provide opportunity for makeup lessons only in cases of illness or emergency. Excused absences may be made up at the discretion of the teacher if previous arrangements have been made. Lessons falling on holidays or vacations are not made up unless this results in the student receiving fewer than nine lessons during the quarter.
If a student taking lessons for credit discontinues the lessons, the student must submit a Change of Registration form to the Academic Records Office at the time the lessons are discontinued. A student taking noncredit lessons must inform the Music Office when discontinuing lessons.
Scholarships equal to the lesson fees charged are available only for music “majors in good standing” who meet the following criteria:
1. Completion of MUCT 121-123 Theory I and MUCT 131-133 Ear Training I
2. Acceptance into the music program as a result of passing a status jury exam
3. Enrollment in at least 12 credit hours
Students taking music lessons prior to meeting the above criteria are required to pay the fees during the quarter in which they register for the lessons. Music lesson fee waivers are not retroactive. Students who complete eligibility requirements at the beginning of winter quarter become eligible that quarter. Students who complete eligibility requirements at the end of spring quarter become eligible the following fall quarter. Only those lessons which are needed to complete requirements for a music major are included in the waiver program.
Students may rent band or orchestra instruments for $75 per quarter.
When a student is accepted into the nursing program, a $300 (U.S.) non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place in the program. The deposit will be applied towards tuition, although the deposit cannot be used towards the quarter's down payment.
Internship - 0 Credit
ART 194, 195, 196
Introduction to Painting I, II, III
ART 264, 265, 266
Introduction to Sculpture I, II, III
ART 284, 285, 286
Introduction to Pottery I, II, III
ART 294, 295, 296
Introduction to Printmaking I, II, III
ART 317, 318, 319
Printmaking IV, V, VI
ART 334, 335, 336
Painting IV, V, VI
ART 364, 365, 366
Sculpture IV, V, VI
ART 374, 375, 376
Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture IV, V, VI
Methods of Teaching Art
ASTR 144, 145, 146
General Astronomy Laboratory
AUTO 135 A&B
Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory
AUTO 135 C
Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory
Manual Drive Trains and Axles Laboratory
Electrical Systems Laboratory
Engine Performance Laboratory
Suspension and Steering Systems Laboratory
Brake Systems and Traction Control Laboratory
Climate Control Systems Laboratory
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab
Advanced Engine Performance
High Performance Engine Tuning
Body Electronics and Computer Systems
Private Pilot Lectures
Instrument Pilot Lectures
Commercial Pilot Lectures
Aviation Human Factors
Flight Instructor Training I
Flight Instructor Training II
Crew Resource Management
Instrument Instructor Flight Training
BIOL 105, 106
Contemporary Biology (lab)
BIOL 121, 122, 123
Anatomy and Physiology (lab)
BIOL 141, 142, 143
General Biology (lab)
Cell Biology I: Structure and Bioenergetics
Cell Biology II: Genetics and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology: III: Genomics and Regulation
Ornithology - College Place Campus
Ornithology - Rosario Campus
Natural History of Vertebrates
BIOL 417, 517
Behavior of Marine Organisms
Molecular Biology Techniques
BIOL 475, 575
CHEM 101, 102
CHEM 144, 145, 146
General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 324, 325
Introduction to Organic Laboratory
Microscale Organic Laboratory
Introduction to Filmmaking
Introduction to Dentistry
Fundamentals of CAD
Teaching and Learning: Cultural Diversity and Small Schools
Introduction to Student Teaching
Colloquium: Child Abuse
College Writing I
College Writing II
Writing for Engineers
Introduction to Film Literature
Teaching with Film Literature
University Experience (Jump Start)
Introduction to Graphics
Introduction to Typography
Digital Imaging I
Graphic Design and Layout
Web Design I
Web Design II
Principles of Print Production
Digital Imaging II
Digital Imaging III
3-D Design I
3-D Design II
3-D Design III
Designing for Large Format
Advanced Document Design
Fundamentals of Packaging
Baseball and American Culture
Wellness for Living
Etiology of Selected Diseases
Honors Research Writing
HONR 310, 311
Science and The Arts
INDS 371, 372, 373
INDS 425, 427
Senior Studio I, II
Introduction to Photojournalism
MDEV 001, 003
Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra
Voice and Instrumental Ensembles
NCLEX Review (includes graduation testing)
Water Safety Instructor's Course
Prevention of Injuries
Coaching Sports Activities: Golf*
Principles of Photography
Intermediate Digital Photography
Advanced Digital Photography
Digital Photography and Imaging for Educators
PHYS 204, 205
Conceptual Physics Laboratory
PHYS 214, 215, 216
General Physics Laboratory
PHYS 254, 255, 256
Principles of Physics Laboratory
Clinical and Personality Assessment
Introduction to Faith and Ministry
Mental Health First Aid
Field Education - Foundation
Field Education - Advanced
Advanced Practice with Couples and Families
Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Fundamentals of Electronics
Introduction to Basic Woodworking
Introduction to Fine Woodworking
Introduction to Plastics
TECH 241, 242, 343
Fabrication and Machining of Metals I, II, III
Computer Applications in Technology
Space Planning and Design
* Non-refundable after the fourth day of the quarter
$15 per hour
For additional information about the graduate program and about the fees graduate program participants can expect to incur, refer to the Walla Walla University Graduate Bulletin.
ACTFL language proficiency exams
American College Testing Program (ACT) examination fee
$60 per credit hour
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test fee
Correspondence - test fee for online class examinations
$15 per first hour, $5 per additional hour
Education State testing fees
Single subtest: ($40 subtest fee & $35 registration processing fee)
All 3 subtests: $120 test fees & $35 registration processing fee)
MAT - Miller Analogies Testing
Nursing Achievement Test fee
LPN Validation test fee
Nursing Admission Test
$10 per examination
Out-of-schedule examination fee
$100 per examination
Pearson Fee for WA Assessment
$10 per credit hour
Academic Standards approved changes in registration
Adding/dropping a class after the fourth day of the quarter
Application – Undergraduate (non-refundable)
Application – Graduate (non-refundable)
Diploma replacement: Undergraduate
Diploma replacement: Graduate
Teachers notify students of special fees to cover expenses
$10 per quarter
ID card replacement
Late Application for Degree (Senior Outline)~
Nursing clinical laboratory
$60 per credit hour
Nursing drug test
Nursing lab make up time
$50 per instructor hour
Nursing background security check
Returned check (including electronic check)+
Student Success Program
$75-125 per quarter
Online - Electronic Copy
Online - Mailed Paper Copy
Hard Copy - Mailed Paper Copy
~ Students will be charged if they file an Application for Degree after the deadline. For June and August graduates, the charge will be assessed if the application is not turned in by the end of winter quarter; for December graduates, if not turned in by the end of spring quarter; for March graduates, if not turned in by the end of autumn quarter.
+ Plus any international bank fees. This charge is assessed for both paper and electronic checks. Example reasons: Insufficient Funds, Account Closed, Invalid Account Number, Stop Payment. Transactions involving fraud may be referred to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
Fines For Vehicle Code Violations.
PARKING VIOLATIONS -- COLLEGE PLACE CAMPUS
Parking on access ramp or in a space designated "Handicapped Parking"
Blocking access to fire lanes, hydrants, loading zones, service areas, trash pickup sites, and other designated areas or obstructing traffic
Parking in a "No Parking" zone or non-parking area
Dorm residents parking outside of respective residence hall lot
Village residents parking in a residence hall lot
Occupying a parking space for longer than the posted time limit
PARKING VIOLATIONS -- PORTLAND CAMPUS
Any parking violation if fine is paid upon receipt
Any parking violation if fine must be applied to student's school bill
ON-CAMPUS MOVING VIOLATIONS
These include but are not limited to speeding, failing to observe a stop sign, driving recklessly, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
FAILURE TO DISPLAY PERMIT
Any vehicle code violation fine not paid within two weeks of being issued is subject to an additional late-processing fee of $5, which is charged to the student's account along with the fee.
In addition, by failing to pay the fine within two weeks, the student forfeits any right to appeal the charge.
Peterson Memorial Library Charges and Fines
The borrower is financially responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged library materials. Regardless of whether payment has been made for an item, library items remain the property of the university. Materials cannot be purchased from the library except library sponsored book sales. Library materials are considered lost if not returned by the end of the quarter during which they were checked out. Replacement charges, processing fees, and fines are charged to the borrower's account at that time.
Lost or unreturned items
Interlibrary loans (ILL) offer access to materials not currently available within the Walla Walla University Library collections. Most ILLs may be acquired without additional charges to the student. In a situation where an item may only be acquired with a cost or copyright fees are required by law, the student will be notified and have the option to charge these costs to their student account.
There are additional fees for overdue ILL items as those resources should be returned promptly to continue a good relationship with the lending institution.
Interlibrary Loans Charges & Fees
Overdue Interlibrary loan items
$1 per day in addition to any charges assessed by the lending institution
Failure to pick up Interlibrary loan items
Lost or Damaged Interlibrary loan items
Determined by the lending institution
Interlibrary Loan Requests
Determined by the lending institution
Other University Fines
Falsely setting off a fire alarm
Setting off an explosive device
Damaging a room
Varies with damage
Failure to return dorm/mailbox key (Meske)
|Failure to return mailbox key||$30|
Failure to return non-dorm key
All Walla Walla University students must have health insurance while they are enrolled at WWU. Students are responsible for obtaining and maintaining their health insurance. If a student's health insurance lapses while they are a student at WWU, they are responsible for obtaining replacement coverage. All students, and in particular our international students, are encouraged to carefully review their health insurance coverage to ensure that they are covered for services in the Walla Walla Valley. If students require assistance in finding a health insurance plan to meet their needs, please go to wallawalla.edu/insurance or contact the Adventist Health University Clinic at (509)527-2425.
Personal Property Insurance
Walla Walla University is not responsible for loss of personal property. Students are encouraged to carry their own insurance for coverage of personal belongings.