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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 29, 2016
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Sep 02
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
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.

Session B

First Day of Class:
(regardless of when course starts)
Aug 29
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Sep 02
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Oct 21

* 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 24, 2016

Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Sep 02
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: 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.

Portland Campus
First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course meets)
Sep 06, 2016
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Sep 09
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
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.

San Jose Campus
First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course meets)
Sep 06, 2016
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Sep 09
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Dec 17

* 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)
Sep 06, 2016
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Sep 09
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Sep 30
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.  

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 02
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
non refundable
First Late Fee:
Sep 30
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 29 - Sep 04
90% Refund:
Sep 05 - Sep 11
80% Refund: Sep 12 - Sep 18
70% Refund:
Sep 19 - Sep 25
60% Refund: Sep 26 - Oct 02
50% Refund:
Oct 03 - Oct 09
Class ends: Dec 16

Session B

100% Refund: Aug 29 - Sep 01
90% Refund: Sep 02- Sep 04
80% Refund:
Sep 05- Sep 08
70% Refund: Sep 09 - Sep 11
60% Refund:
Sep 12 - Sep 15
50% Refund:
Sep 16 - Sep 18
Class ends: Oct 21

Session C

100% Refund: Oct 23 - Oct 27
90% Refund:
Oct 28 - Oct 30
80% Refund:
Oct 31 - Nov 03
70% Refund:
Nov 04 - Nov 06
60% Refund: NOv 07 - Nov 10
50% Refund: Nov 11 - Nov 13
Class ends: Dec 16
Portland Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 11
90% Refund Sep 12 - Sep 18
80% Refund
Sep 19 - Sep 25
70% Refund: Sep 26 - Oct 02
60% Refund:
Oct 03 - Oct 09
50% Refund: Oct 10 - Oct 16
Class ends: Dec 16
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sept 11
90% Refund: Sep 12 - Sep 18
80% Refund:
Sep 19- Sep 25
70% Refund:
Sep 26 - Oct 02
60% Refund:
Oct 03 - Oct 09
50% Refund: Oct 10 - Oct 16
Class ends: Dec 17
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 11
90% Refund: Sep 12 - Sep 18
80% Refund:
Sep 19 - Sep 25
70% Refund:
Sep 26 - Oct 02
60% Refund:
Oct 03 - Oct 09
50% Refund: Oct 10 - Oct 16
Class ends: Dec 16
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: Sep 02 - Sep 11
90% Refund: Sep 12 - Sep 18
80% Refund
Sep 19 - Sep 25
70% Refund
Sep 26 - Oct 02
60% Refund
Oct 03 - Oct 09
50% Refund: Oct 10 - Oct 16
Class ends: Dec 16

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.

Get in Touch

Katy Shaw
Katy Shaw
Finance Associate
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503.517.1888