Tuition and Refund Schedule

For degree and non-degree students, tuition 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 747 Intercultural Education
Class Starts:
Dec 15
Seminar Week: Jan 05-09
Tuition: $1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Jan 05
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: Nov 21
PTS 738B Friendly Fire: Theological Issues that are dividing Evangelicals
Class Starts:
Sep 29
Seminar Week: Nov 10-13
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 Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course:

Jan 09

PTS 757C  Coaching for Personal Growth and Spiritual Formation (D.Min Cohort)
Class Starts:
Aug 13
Seminar Week: n/a
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 Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Nov 26
DIS 711 Foundations for Ministry & Mission
Class Starts:
Sep 02
Seminar Week: Sep 22-26
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 12
DIS 712 Research Design & Methodology
Class Starts:
Sep 8
Seminar Week: Sep 29-Oct 3
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 19
DIS 741 Cultural & educational Anthropology
Class Starts:
Oct 13
Seminar Week: Nov 03-07
Tuition Due with Registration:
(plus $250 cohort fee if D.Min Cohort)
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jan 23
DIS 742 Contextualization & Leadership
Class Starts:
Oct 20
Seminar Week: Nov 10-14
Tuition Due with Registration:
(plus $250 cohort fee if D.Min Cohort)
$1,800
Tuition Due First Day of Portland Campus Semester:
(NOT seminar week)
Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Jan 30
DIS 790  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
Sep 02
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
 
$600  Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 12
DIS791  D.Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
Sep 2
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$600  Pay by Sep 5 
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 12
PTS 790  D.Min Dissertation Project - Research
Class Starts:
Sep 2
Seminar Starts:   n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$560  Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course:
PTS 791 D.Min Dissertation Project - Writing
Class Starts:
Sep 2
Seminar Starts: n/a
Tuition Due with Registration:
(dissertation fee)
$560  Pay by Sep 5
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: Dec 12
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 5
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
non refundable
First Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
Sep 29
Additional Late Fee:
(charged on balances over $400)
End of each month
Last Day of the Course: see course dates

Non Degree / Non Credit 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.

Non-credit 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: Aug 25 - Sep 7
75% Refund: Sep 08  - Sep 21
50% Refund: Sep 22 - Sep 28
Class ends: Dec 12

Session B

100% Refund: Aug 25 - Aug 31
75% Refund: Sep 01 - Sep 07
50% Refund: Sep 08 - Sep 11
Class ends: Oct 17

Session C

100% Refund: Oct 20 - Oct 26
75% Refund: Oct 27 - Nov 02
50% Refund: Nov 03 - Nov 06
Class ends: Dec 12
Portland Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 14
75% Refund: Sep 15 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 14
75% Refund: Sep 15 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 14
75% Refund: Sep 15 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 14
75% Refund: Sep 15 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12

Doctoral Level Courses (credit or audit)

PTS 752O Gospel Driven Spirituality (Seminar week Sep 15-18)
Class Begins: Aug 11
75% Refund: Aug 11 - Sep 14
50% Refund: Sep 15 - Sep 15
Class ends: Nov 21
PTS 738B  Friendly Fire: Theological Issues that are Dividing Evangelicals (Semiar week Nov 10-13)
Class Begins: Sep 29
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Nov 09
50% Refund: Nov 10 - Nov 10
Class ends: Jan 09
PTS 757C  Coaching for Personal Growth and Spiritual Formation (D.Min Coaching Cohort) 
Class Begins:  Aug 13
75% Refund:  Aug 13 - Aug 26
50% Refund:  Aug 27 - Sep 03
Class ends:  Nov 26
DIS 790  D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Field Research
Class Begins: Sep 02
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
DIS 791  D. Miss/D. Inst. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: Sep 02
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
PTS 790 D. Min. Dissertation Field Research
Class Begins: Sep 02
75% Refund: Sep 02- Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
PTS 791 D. Min. Dissertation Writing
Class Begins: Sep 02
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Oct 05
Class ends: Dec 12
DIS 711 Foundations/History for Missions (Seminar Week Sep 22-26)
Class Begins: Sep 02
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 21
50% Refund: Sep 22 - Sep 22
Class ends: Dec 12
DIS 712 Proposal and Research Design (Seminar Week Sep 29-Oct 3)
Class Begins: Sep 08
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 28
50% Refund: Sep 29 - Sep 29
Class ends: Dec 19
DIS 741 Cultural & Educational Anthropology (Seminary week Nov 3-7)
Class Begins: Oct 13
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Nov 02
50% Refund: Nov 03 - Nov 03
Class ends: Jan 23
DIS 742 Contextualization and Leadership (Seminary week Nov 10-14)
Class Begins: Nov 10
75% Refund: Sep 02 - Nov 09
50% Refund: Nov 10 - Nov 10
Class ends: Jan 30

Non Credit Audit/Enrichment Courses

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