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)
Apr 27
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by May 01
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Aug 14

* 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)
Apr 27
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by May 01
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Jun 19

* 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)
Jun 22
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by May 01
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Aug 14

* 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)
May 04
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by May 08
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Aug 15

* 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)
Apr 25
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by May 01
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Aug 14

* 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)
Apr 27
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by May 01
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Aug 15

* 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. 

PTS 752P Profiles of Christian Spirituality
Class Starts:
Apr 20
Seminar Week: Jun 01 - Jun 04
Tuition: $1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by May 08
First Late Fee: May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jul 06
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: Jan 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course:

May 29

PTS 710 Effecting Gospel Centered Transformation
Class Starts:
Mar 30
Seminar Week: May 11 - May 14
Tuition Due with Registration:  $1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by May 08
First Late Fee: May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jun 15
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: Jan 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jun 05
PTS 712 Research Design & Methodology
Class Starts:
Mar 23
Seminar Week: May 04 - May 07
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 May 1
First Late Fee: May 08
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jun 08
PTS 712Q Biblical Exegesis, Cultural Analysis, and Grace in NT 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: Jan 28
Additional Late Fee: 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: Jan 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jun 26
DIS 790  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
 May 04
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration: 
(dissertation fee)
$600  Pay by May 08
First Late Fee: May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Aug 15
DIS791  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
May 04
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$600  Pay by May 08 
First Late Fee: May 28
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Aug 15
PTS 790  D.Min Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
May 04
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$560  Pay by May 08
First Late Fee:
May 28
Additional Late Fee:
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Aug 15
PTS 791 D.Min Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
May 04
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$560  Pay by May 08
First Late Fee:  May 28
Additional Late Fee:  End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Aug 15

 

 
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 May 08
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
non refundable
First Late Fee:
May 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: Apr 27 - May 10
75% Refund: May 11 - May 24
50% Refund: May 25 - May 31
Class ends: Apr 24

Session B

100% Refund: Apr 27 - May 03
75% Refund: May 04 - May 10
50% Refund: May 11 - May 14
Class ends: Jun 19

Session C

100% Refund: Apr 27 - Jun 28
75% Refund: Jun 29 - Jul 05
50% Refund: Jul 06 - Jul 09
Class ends: Aug 14
Portland Campus
100% Refund: May 04 - May 17
75% Refund: May 18 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 07
Class ends: Aug 15
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Apr 25 - May 10
75% Refund: May 11 - May 24
50% Refund: May 25 - May 31
Class ends: Aug 14
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Apr 27 - May 10
75% Refund: May 11 - May 24
50% Refund: May 25 - May 31
Class ends: Aug 15
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: May 04 - May 17
75% Refund: May 18 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 07
Class ends: Aug 15

Doctoral Level Courses (credit or audit)

PTS 712 Research Design & Methodology - Seminar Week May 04-07
Class Begins: Mar 23
75% Refund: Mar 23 - May 03
50% Refund: May 04 - May 04
Class ends: Jun 08
PTS 732Q Biblical Exegesis, Cultural Analysis, & Grace in NT Preaching - Seminar Week 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: May 04
75% Refund: May 18 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 07
Class ends: Aug 15
DIS 791  D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: May 04
75% Refund: May 18 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 07
Class ends: Aug 15
PTS 790 D. Min. Dissertation Field Research
Class Begins: May 04
75% Refund: May 18 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 07
Class ends: Aug 15
PTS 791 D. Min. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: May 04
75% Refund: May 18 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 07
Class ends: Aug 15
PTS 710 Theology of Christian Mission - Seminar Week May 11-14
Class Begins: Mar 30
75% Refund: Mar 30 - May 10
50% Refund: May 11 - May 11
Class ends: Jun 15
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
PTS 752P Profiles of Christian Spirituality - Seminar Week June 01-04
Class Begins: Apr 20
75% Refund: Apr 20 - May 31
50% Refund: Jun 01 - Jun 01
Class ends: Jul 06
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 drop is processed on SIS at least 24 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 24 hours prior to the course meeting date.