Tuition and Refund Schedule

Tuition for credit students is due in full the first official week of each semester unless you are making regular, monthly payments to TuitionPay.  Audit & Enrichment participants pay at time of registration.

Tuition Deadlines

Tuition for credit students is due in full the first official week of the semester, regardless of when your class meets. This includes Online C Session and doctoral courses.

Please see campus schedules listed below. The first day of classes may vary from campus to campus.

Master Level Tuition Deadlines

Online Campus

Session A

First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course starts)
Aug 31, 2015
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Sep 04
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Dec 18

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses may be dropped for nonpayment on this date. Students with more than 12 successfully accumulated credit hours may receive additional communication before courses are dropped.

Session B

First Day of Class:
(regardless of when course starts)
Aug 31, 2015
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Sep 04
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Oct 23

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses may be dropped for nonpayment on this date. Students with more than 12 successfully accumulated credit hours may receive additional communication before courses are dropped.

Session C

First Day of Class:
(regardless of when course starts)
Oct 26, 2015
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Sep 04
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Dec 23

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses may be dropped for nonpayment on this date. Students with more than 12 successfully accumulated credit hours may receive additional communication before courses are dropped.

Portland Campus
First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course meets)
Sep 08, 2015
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Sep 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Dec 23

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses may be dropped for nonpayment on this date. Students with more than 12 successfully accumulated credit hours may receive additional communication before courses are dropped.

San Jose Campus
First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course meets)
Aug 29, 2015
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Sep 04
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Dec 16

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses may be dropped for nonpayment on this date. Students with more than 12 successfully accumulated credit hours may receive additional communication before courses are dropped.

Sacramento Campus
First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course meets)
Aug 29
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Sep 04
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Dec 16

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses may be dropped for nonpayment on this date. Students with more than 12 successfully accumulated credit hours may receive additional communication before courses are dropped.

Doctoral Level Tuition Deadlines

Tuition is due in full the first official week of the Portland Campus semester, regardless of when your class meets. 

DIS 701  Cultural Anthropology
Class Starts:

Oct 12, 2015

Seminar Week: Nov 02 - Nov 06
Tuition: $1,860
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 29
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jan 22, 2016
DIS 702 Research Design and Methodology
Class Starts:
Sep 07, 2015
Seminar Week: Sep 28 - Oct 02
Tuition Due with Registration:  $1,860
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course:

Dec 18

DIS 711 Foundations for Ministry & Mission
Class Starts:
Aug 31, 2015
Seminar Week: Sep 21 - Sep 25
Tuition Due with Registration:  $1,860
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 21
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 11
DIS 742 Contextualization
Class Starts:
Oct 19
Seminar Week: Nov 09 - Nov 13
Tuition Due with Registration:  $1,860
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jan 26
PTS 740  The Pastor's Life
Class Starts:
Aug 03
Seminar Week: Sep 14 - Sep 17
Tuition Due with Registration:
 (Plus $250 cohort fee if D.Min Cohort)
$1,740
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 14
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Nov 6
PTS 750  The Praying Life
Class Starts:
Sep 28
Seminar Week: Nov 09 - Nov 12
Tuition Due with Registration:
(plus $250 cohort fee if D.Min Cohort)
$1,740
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jan 01
PTS 760  The Benefits of Creating a Coaching Culture (D.Min Coaching Cohort)
Class Starts:
Aug 31
Seminar Week: Oct 12 - Oct 15
Tuition Due with Registration:
(includes $250 cohort fee)
$1,990
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 04
DIS 790  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
 Sep 08
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration: 
(dissertation fee)
$620  Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee: Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 18
DIS791  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
Sep 08
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$620  Pay by Sep 08 
First Late Fee: Sep 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 18
PTS 790  D.Min Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
Sep 08
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$580  Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee:
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee:
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 18
PTS 791 D.Min Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
Sep 08
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$580  Pay by Sep 08
First Late Fee:  Sep 28
Additional Late Fee:  End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 18

 

 
Cohort Fee  (D.Min Cohort students only)
Class Starts:
see course dates
Seminar Starts: fee per course
Fee Due with Registration:
(Cohort fee in addition to D.Min tuition)
$250  Pay by Sep 08
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
non refundable
First Late Fee:
Sep 28
Additional Late Fee:
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: see course dates

Audit/Enrichment Participants

Tuition is due with registration.

Payment Methods

Tuition for credit students is due in full the first week of each semester. All payments should be submitted online using S.I.S., our Student Information System. Making payments on line is easy, convenient, secure, and saves time. S.I.S. requires a username and password and is available 24 hours a day.  

Western has added eChecks (electronic checks) as a payment option on SIS. In order to keep tuition costs low, Western encourages all students to pay by eCheck or paper check whenever possible. Students mailing checks can send them to Western Seminary, Attn: Cashier, 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215.

Western also accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. Begining Fall 2014, there is a 2.65% fee on debit and credit card transactions charged by Frontstream. You can avoid this fee by paying with eChecks or by mailing a paper check to Western Seminary.

Audit/Enrichment participants are expected to pay for classes upon registration.

When Is My Account Considered Delinquent

If payment is not received by the due date, your account is considered delinquent. A monthly late fee will be charged on all balances at the end of each month. In addition, your registration may also be cancelled for non-payment.

Cancellation of Registration for Non-Payment

If a student is delinquent on account, the Seminary reserves the right to cancel registration for non-payment.  Western Seminary does not have individual payment plans for students who are currently enrolled. Tuition must be paid in full unless the student has an approved Tuition Pay contract.

Registration may be cancelled for non-payment on the first day of the third week (unless otherwise noted) for degree students with less than 12 credit hours successfully completed. Students with 12 or more credit hours successfully completed may receive additional communication prior to cancellation.

A student may not register for classes, secure grade reports or transcripts or attend classes in any subsequent semester if he/she has not completed payment for courses already taken. If a student’s registration is cancelled, the student may not re-enroll until his/her account is cleared and appropriate payment has been made for new enrollment.   Notification of Cancellation will be sent by the Cashier via email.  Students should contact the Cashier with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Failure to pay a past-due account results in the account being turned over to a debt-collections firm.  The institution reserves the right to add to the debt any collection and court costs subsequently associated with collection of the debt.   See Collection Process for past-due accounts.

Refund Schedule for Dropped Courses

All course refund schedules are shown in SIS and are based on the following refund deadlines:

Master Level Courses (credit or audit)

Master level courses are considered to start and end on the semester dates regardless of when class meets.

Online Campus

Session A

100% Refund: Aug 30
90% Refund:
Aug 31 - Sep 06
80% Refund: Sep 07 - Sep 13
70% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
60% Refund: Sep 21 - Sep 27
50% Refund:
Sep 28 - Oct 04
Class ends: Dec 18

Session B

100% Refund: Aug 30
90% Refund: Aug 31 - Sep 03
80% Refund:
Sep 04 - Sep 06
70% Refund: Sep 07 - Sep 10
60% Refund:
Sep 11 - Sep 13
50% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 17
Class ends: Oct 23

Session C

100% Refund: Oct 25
90% Refund:
Oct 26 - Oct 29
80% Refund:
Oct 30 - Nov 01
70% Refund:
Nov 02 - Nov 05
60% Refund: Nov 06 - Nov 08
50% Refund: Nov 09 - Nov 12
Class ends: Dec 23
Portland Campus
100% Refund: Sep 07
90% Refund Sep 08 - Sep 13
80% Refund
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund: Sep 21 - Sep 27
60% Refund:
Sep 28 - Oct 04
50% Refund: Oct 04 - Oct 11
Class ends: Dec 18
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Aug 28
90% Refund: Aug 29 - Sep 06
80% Refund:
Sep 07 - Sep 13
70% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
60% Refund:
Sep 21 - Sep 27
50% Refund: Sep 28 - Oct 04
Class ends: Dec 12
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Aug 28
90% Refund: Aug 29 - Sep 06
80% Refund:
Sep 07 - Sep 13
70% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
60% Refund:
Sep 21 - Sep 27
50% Refund: Sep 28 - Oct 04
Class ends: Dec 11
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: Sep 07
90% Refund: Sep 08 - Sep 13
80% Refund
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund
Sep 21 - Sep 27
60% Refund
Sep 28 - Oct 04
50% Refund: Oct 05 - Oct 11
Class ends: Dec 18

Doctoral Level Courses (credit or audit)

DIS 701 Cultural Anthropology (Seminar week Nov 02-06)
Class Begins: Oct 12
100% Refund: Oct 11
90% Refund:
Oct 12 - Oct 18
80% Refund:
Oct 19 - Oct 25
70% Refund: Oct 26 - Nov 1
Class ends: Jan 22
DIS 702  Research Design and Methodology (Seminar week Sep 28-Oct 02)
Class Begins: Sep 07
100% Refund: Sep 06
90% Refund:
Sep 07 - Sep 13
80% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund: Sep 21 - Sep 27
Class ends: Dec 18
DIS 711 Foundations for Ministry & Mission (Seminar week Sep 21-25)
Class Begins:  Aug 31
100% Refund:  Aug 30
90% Refund:  Aug 31 - Sep 06
80% Refund:
Sep 07 - Sep 13
70% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
Class ends:  Dec 11
DIS 742 Contextualization (Seminar week Nov 09-13)
Class Begins: Oct 19
100% Refund: Oct 18
90% Refund:
Oct 19 - Oct 25
80% Refund:
Oct 26 - Nov 01
70% Refund:
Nov 02 - Nov 08
Class ends: Jan 26
DIS 790 D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project
Class Begins: Sep 08
100% Refund: Sep 07
90% Refund
Sep 08 - Sep 13
80% Refund
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund
Sep 21 - Sep 27
60% Refund
Sep 28 - Oct 04
50% Refund: Oct 05 - Oct 11
Class ends: Dec 18
DIS 791  D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: Sep 08
100% Refund: Sep 07
90% Refund:
Sep 08 - Sep 13
80% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund:
Sep 21 - Sep 27
60% Refund:
Sep 28 - Oct 04
50% Refund: Oct 05 - Oct 11
Class ends: Dec 18
PTS 740  The Pastor's Life  (Seminar week Sep 14-17)
Class Begins: Aug 03
100% Refund: Aug 02
90% Refund
Aug 03 - Aug 09
80% Refund
Aug 10 - Aug 16
70% Refund
Aug 17 - Aug 23
60% Refund
Aug 24 - Aug 30
50% Refund: Aug 31 - Sep 06
Class ends: Nov 06
PTS 750  The Praying Life (Seminar week Nov 09-12)
Class Begins: Sep 28
100% Refund: Sep 27
90% Refund:
Sep 28 - Oct 04
80% Refund:
Oct 05 - Oct 11
70% Refund:
Oct 12 - Oct 18
60% Refund:
Oct 19 - Oct 25
50% Refund: Oct 26 - Nov 01
Class ends: Jan 01
PTS 760  The Benefits of Creating a Coaching Culture  (Seminar week Oct 12-15)
Class Begins: Aug 31
100% Refund: Aug 30
90% Refund:
Aug 31 - Sep 06
80% Refund:
Sep 07 - Sep 13
70% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
60% Refund:
Sep 21 - Sep 27
50% Refund: Sep 28 - Oct 04
Class ends: Dec 04
PTS 790 D. Min Dissertation Project
Class Begins: Sep 08
100% Refund: Sep 07
90% Refund:
Sep 08 - Sep 13
80% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund:
Sep 21 - Sep 27
60% Refund:
Sep 28 - Oct 04
50% Refund: Oct 05 - Oct 11
Class ends: Dec 18
PTS 791 D. Min Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: Sep 08
100% Refund: Sep 07
90% Refund:
Sep 08 - Sep 13
80% Refund:
Sep 14 - Sep 20
70% Refund:
Sep 21 - Sep 27
60% Refund:
Sep 28 - Oct 04
50% Refund: Oct 05 - Oct 11
Class ends: Dec 18

Non Credit Audit/Enrichment Courses

Coaching, PCW and Prepare/Enrich courses taken for audit/enrichment will be refunded at 100% if drop is processed on SIS at least 48 hours prior to the course meeting date. If course cannot be dropped on line, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 48 hours prior to the course meeting date.