Tuition Payments

Western Seminary attempts to keep the cost of education as low as possible without jeopardizing our educational standards. Students pay about half of the entire cost of their education through tuition and fees. The Seminary reserves the right to change fees and policies when necessary. Current information may be secured by contacting the Business Office on the Portland campus.

Tuition Payment Policy

Tuition payment is due in full by the end of the first official week of the semester. Tuition may be paid by Visa, MasterCard or Discover in person, online or by mail. Personal checks are preferred to avoid credit card processing fees. 

An alternative payment plan is available for students who are not able to pay their tuition in full at the beginning of the term. This plan is administered through Western and found in students' SIS accounts. There is a per-semester charge for this service, but if payments are made on time, no late fees will be charged. 

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.

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.