Tuition and Refund Schedule

Jan 17Tuition 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 04
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 22

* 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 04
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Feb 26

* 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)
Feb 29
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course starts)
Pay by Jan 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Class: Apr 22

* 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 11
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 29

* 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 09
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 22

* 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  08
Tuition Due Date:
(regardless of when course meets)
Pay by Jan 11
First Late Fee:
(possible drop for nonpayment *)
Jan 31
Additional Late Fee: End of each month
Last Day of Semester: Apr 22

* 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 11
Tuition Due on First Day:
(of semester)
non refundable
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 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: Jan 10
90% Refund:
Jan 11 - Jan 17
80% Refund: Jan 18 - Jan 24
70% Refund:
Jan 25 - Jan 31
60% Refund: Feb 01 - Feb 07
50% Refund:
Feb 08 - Feb 14
Class ends: Apr 22

Session B

100% Refund: Jan 07
90% Refund: Jan 08 - Jan 10
80% Refund:
Jan 11 - Jan 14
70% Refund: Jan 15 - Jan 17
60% Refund:
Jan 18 - Jan 21
50% Refund:
Jan 22 - Jan 24
Class ends: Feb 26

Session C

100% Refund: Mar 03
90% Refund:
Mar 04 - Mar 06
80% Refund:
Mar 07 - Mar 10
70% Refund:
Mar 11 - Mar 13
60% Refund: Mar 14 - Mar 17
50% Refund: Mar 18 - Mar 20
Class ends: Apr 22
Portland Campus
100% Refund: Jan 17
90% Refund Jan 18 - Jan 24
80% Refund
Jan 25 - Jan 31
70% Refund: Feb 01- Feb 07
60% Refund:
Feb 08 - Feb 14
50% Refund: Feb 15 - Feb 21
Class ends: Apr 29
San Jose Campus
100% Refund: Jan 17
90% Refund: Jan 18 - Jan 24
80% Refund:
Jan 25 - Jan 31
70% Refund:
Feb 01- Feb 07
60% Refund:
Feb 08 - Feb 14
50% Refund: Feb 15 - Feb 21
Class ends: Apr 22
Sacramento Campus
100% Refund: Jan 17
90% Refund: Jan 18 - Jan 24
80% Refund:
Jan 25 - Jan 31
70% Refund:
Feb 01- Feb 07
60% Refund:
Feb 08 - Feb 14
50% Refund: Feb 15 - Feb 21
Class ends: Apr 22
Seattle Campus
100% Refund: Jan 17
90% Refund: Jan 18 - Jan 24
80% Refund
Jan 25 - Jan 31
70% Refund
Feb 01- Feb 07
60% Refund
Feb 08 - Feb 14
50% Refund: Feb 15 - Feb 21
Class ends: Apr 29

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.