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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)
Jan 09, 2017
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 13
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 28

* 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)
Jan 09, 2017
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 13
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Mar 03

* 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)

Mar 06, 2017

Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Mar 10
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Mar 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Apr 28

* 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)
Jan 09, 2017
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 13
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 28

* 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)
Jan 07, 2017
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 13
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 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.

Sacramento Campus
First Day of Semester:
(regardless of when course meets)
Jan 07, 2017
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 13
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 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.

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 Jan 13
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
Nonrefundable
First Late Fee:
Jan 31
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 their account, Western 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 TuitionPay 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: Jan 09 - Jan 15
90% Refund: Jan 16 - Jan 22
80% Refund: Jan 23 - Jan 29
70% Refund: Jan 30 - Feb 05
60% Refund: Feb 06 - Feb 12
50% Refund: Feb 13 - Feb 19
Class ends: April 28

Session B

100% Refund: Jan 09 - Jan 12
90% Refund: Jan 13 - Jan 15
80% Refund: Jan 16 - Jan 19
70% Refund: Jan 20 - Jan 22
60% Refund: Jan 23 - Jan 26
50% Refund: Jan 27 - Jan 29
Class ends: March 03

Session C

100% Refund: Jan 06 - Jan 10
90% Refund: Jan 11 - Jan 13
80% Refund: Jan 14 - Jan 18
70% Refund: Jan 19 - Jan 21
60% Refund: Jan 22 - Jan 25
50% Refund: Jan 26 - Jan 28
Class ends: April 28
Portland Campus
100% Refund: Jan 09 - Jan 15
90% Refund Jan 16 - Jan 22
80% Refund Jan 23 - Jan 29
70% Refund: Jan 30 - Feb 05
60% Refund: Feb 06 - Feb 12
50% Refund: Feb 13 - Feb 19
Class ends: April 28
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Jan 07 - Jan 15
90% Refund: Jan 16 - Jan 22
80% Refund: Jan 23 - Jan 29
70% Refund: Jan 30 - Feb 05
60% Refund: Feb 06 - Feb 12
50% Refund: Feb 13 - Feb 19
Class ends: April 21
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Jan 07 - Jan 15
90% Refund: Jan 16 - Jan 22
80% Refund: Jan 23 - Jan 29
70% Refund: Jan 30 - Feb 05
60% Refund: Feb 06 - Feb 12
50% Refund: Feb 13 - Feb 19
Class ends: April 21
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: Jan 07 - Jan 15
90% Refund: Jan 16 - Jan 22
80% Refund Jan 23 - Jan 29
70% Refund Jan 30 - Feb 05
60% Refund Feb 06 - Feb 12
50% Refund: Feb 13 - Feb 19
Class ends: April 21

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