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)
Jan 05
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400, 
courses dropped for nonpayment *)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of Semester: April 24

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses will automatically 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 Semester:
(regardless of when course starts)
Jan 05
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400,
courses dropped for nonpayment *)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Feb 27

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses will automatically 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 Semester:
(regardless of when course starts)
March 02
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400,
courses dropped for nonpayment *)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of Semester: April 24

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses will automatically 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)
Jan 05
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400,
courses dropped for nonpayment *)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of Semester: April 24

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses will automatically 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)
Jan 05
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400,
courses dropped for nonpayment *)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of Semester: April 24

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses will automatically 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)
Jan 05
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400,
courses dropped for nonpayment *)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of Semester: April 24

* Students with 12 or less successfully accumulated credit hours - Courses will automatically 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 715 Theology of Christian Mission
Class Starts:
Dec 22
Seminar Week: Jan 05-09
Tuition: $1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 10
DIS 725 Integrated Missiological Reseach Methodology
Class Starts:
Feb 09
Seminar Week: Mar 02 - Mar 06
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 9
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course:

May 29

DIS 747 Intercultural Education
Class Starts:
Dec 15
Seminar Week: Jan 05 - Jan 09
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 03
DIS 749 Intercultural Leadership
Class Starts:
Feb 16
Seminar Week: Mar 09 - Mar 13
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jun 05
PTS 712 Research Design & Methodology (Coaching Cohort only)
Class Starts:
Dec 15
Seminar Week: Feb 02 - Feb 05
Tuition Due with Registration:
 (Includes $250 Coaching Cohort Fee)
$1,930
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 03
PTS 732Q Biblical Exegesis, Cultural Analysis, and Grace in New Testament Preaching
Class Starts:
Feb 02
Seminar Week: Mar 16 - Mar 19
Tuition Due with Registration:
(plus $250 cohort fee if D.Min Cohort)
$1,680
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: May 22
PTS 738C Shepherding as a Comprehensive Matrix for Ministry
Class Starts:
Mar 09
Seminar Week: Apr 20 - Apr 23
Tuition Due with Registration:
(plus $250 cohort fee if D.Min Cohort)
$1,680
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jun 26
DIS 790  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
Jan 05
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$600  Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 24
DIS791  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
Jan 05
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$600  Pay by Jan 09 
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 24
PTS 790  D.Min Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
Jan 05
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$560  Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 24
PTS 791 D.Min Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
Jan
Seminar Starts: n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$560  Pay by Jan 09
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Apr 24
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 Jan 09
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
non refundable
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Jan 28
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
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 log on and PIN number 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% convenience 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 over $400 on 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 (See Plan B).

Registration will 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..">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: Jan 05 - Jan 18
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24

Session B

100% Refund: Jan 05 - Jan 11
75% Refund: Jan 12 - Jan 18
50% Refund: Jan 19 - Jan 22
Class ends: Feb 27

Session C

100% Refund: Mar 02 - Mar 08
75% Refund: Mar 09 - Mar 15
50% Refund: Mar 16 - Mar 19
Class ends: Apr 25
Portland Campus
100% Refund: Jan 05 - Jan 18
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Jan 05 - Jan 18
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Jan 05 - Jan 18
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: Jan 05 - Jan 18
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24

Doctoral Level Courses (credit or audit)

PTS 712 Research Design & Methodology (Coaching Cohort only) Seminar Week Feb 02-05
Class Begins: Dec 15
75% Refund: Dec 15 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 02
Class ends: Apr 03
PTS 732Q Biblical Exegesis, Cultural Analysis, and Grace in New Testament Preaching Seminar Wk Mar 16-19
Class Begins: Feb 02
75% Refund: Feb 02 - Mar 15
50% Refund: Mar 16 - Mar 16
Class ends: May 22
PTS 738C Shepherding as a Comprehensive Matrix for Ministry  Seminar Week April 20-23
Class Begins:  Mar 08
75% Refund:  Mar 08 - Apr 19
50% Refund:  Apr 20 - Apr 20
Class ends:  Jun 26
DIS 790  D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Field Research
Class Begins: Jan 05
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
DIS 791  D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: Jan 05
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
PTS 790 D. Min. Dissertation Field Research
Class Begins: Jan 05
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
PTS 791 D. Min. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: Jan 05
75% Refund: Jan 19 - Feb 01
50% Refund: Feb 02 - Feb 08
Class ends: Apr 24
DIS 715 Theology of Christian Mission Seminar Week Jan 12-16
Class Begins: Dec 22
75% Refund: Dec 22 - Jan 11
50% Refund: Jan 12 - Jan 12
Class ends: Apr 10
DIS 725 Integrated Missiological Reseach Methodology  Seminar Week Mar 02-06
Class Begins: Feb 09
75% Refund: Feb 09 - Mar 01
50% Refund: Mar 02 - Mar 02
Class ends: May 29
DIS 747 Intercultural Education Seminar Week Jan 05-09
Class Begins: Dec 15
75% Refund: Dec 15 - Jan 04
50% Refund: Jan 05 - Jan 05
Class ends: Jan 23
DIS 749 Intercultural Leadership Seminar Week Mar 09-13
Class Begins: Feb 16
75% Refund: Feb 16 - Mar 08
50% Refund: Mar 09 - Mar 09
Class ends: Jun 05

Non Credit Audit/Enrichment Courses

Coaching, PCW and Prepare/Enrich courses taken for audit/enrichment will be refunded at 100% if written notification is received prior to the course meeting date.