*Final Summer Session 2020 tuition information will be reviewed and approved by Western's Board of Trustees in April and updated here shortly thereafter; 2019 tuition rates are posted below until the rates for 2020 are confirmed.

Summer Session 2019* Tuition Rates

  Resident Non-Resident
Undergraduate $261 per credit $409 per credit
Graduate $323 per credit $477 per credit
MBA $374 per credit $933 per credit

Tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice.

Note: Tuition and Fees can vary by course level, location and resident status - please review your student account carefully after registration. 

Registration Charges

By registering, a student incurs a legal obligation to pay tuition and fees. This debt may be canceled only if the student officially withdraws on Web4U or by contacting the Registrar’s Office before the appropriate course refund deadline.

Tuition and fees are due the first day of the term whether you have received a billing notification or not. You can choose to pay by cash, check, debit card (debit VISA or MasterCard only), credit card (MasterCard/American Express/Discover, with a 2.75% Convenience Fee) or eCheck (see Methods of Making Payments).

Summer Session 2020 Fees

Services & Activities Fee
A mandatory fee of $14.59 per credit up to 10 credits is charged to support student activities, facilities and housing, and Associated Students administration. The fee is refundable on the same schedule as tuition.

Legislative Action Fee
A mandatory fee of $1 per quarter that is charged to all registered students on any WWU campus.

Sustainable Action Fund
Assessed to all students at $0.90 per credit hour to a maximum of $9 per quarter. The sole purpose of this fee is to fund the purchase of renewable energy. The renewable energy purchased from this fee will be used to reduce or eliminate the University's use of energy generated by traditional, non-renewable sources. The fee is refundable on the same schedule as tuition.  

Mandatory Bellingham Fees

Mandatory fees are charged per quarter to all students who register for 6 or more credits on main campus; these fees are nonrefundable after the fifth day of summer quarter.

Health Services Fee - $117
The fee is used to establish a standard of health care for Bellingham’s campus and as a contingency for emergency services.

Non-Academic Building Fee - $47
The fee is used as part of the Housing/Dining system to renovate the Viking Union Building and recreational facilities.

Recreation Center Fee - $109.46
The fee is used for construction, operation and maintenance of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Multicultural Student Center Fee - $30
A student initiated fee to expand Ethnic Student Center and Multicultural Services space at the Viking Union/Bookstore Complex. A maximum of $30 per quarter will be charged to students taking 6 or more credits. This fee will be used to fund a portion of the construction, maintenance, and facility operations of the new space.

Technology Fee - $35 (6 or more credits) | $17.50 (Less than 6 credits)
The fee is used to upgrade and expand technology equipment, facilities and software on Bellingham’s campus.

Alternative Transportation Fee - $22
Students taking 6 or more credits are automatically assessed the mandatory fee. Students taking 1-5 credits can authorize the fee by completing an “opt in” form at the Western Card office. The fee is used to provide alternative transportation resources for students, including a Viking Xpress bus pass.

Summer Viking Xpress passes can be encoded onto the Western ID card by bringing your Western ID card to the Western Card Office. Visit the Western Card Office website for office hours and directions.

For more information about Western Student Transportation visit the Transportation Office or call the Transportation Office (360) 650-7960.

*Fee and eligibility do not apply to online or off-site classes or non-credit programs.

Additional Off Campus Satellite Location Fees

Extended Student Services Fee
A fee of $12 per credit may be charged for all Summer Session classes held at an extension off-campus location. This fee is used to purchase equipment, interpreters, and resources for students with certified learning needs, and to fund the development of distance education activities for self-support courses.

Miscellaneous Fees

Special Course Fees
In certain instances, the University may charge special fees for services which normal budgets may not fund, such as music practice room rentals, purchase of special laboratory and studio supplies, or travel fees. These fees are listed in the online Timetable or in ClassFinder.

Enrollment Confirmation Fee
A mandatory fee of $280 is charged to all newly matriculated (admitted) Bellingham undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students upon registration for their first quarter of attendance. The funds from this fee support a number of programmatic and administrative efforts across the institution, including orientation. This fee is nonrefundable and does not apply to non-WWU students taking summer courses only.

Check online at the Registrar's website  for the most current fees and ordering instructions. Requests should be submitted online via Web4U or to the Registrar's Office at least one-to-two weeks prior to need. Transcripts are not issued for persons who have an outstanding financial obligation to the University. Transcript fees are subject to change

Late Fees

Students registering for the first time after June 29, 2020 will incur a late-registration fee of $10 per credit. (Students registering for most late-start courses, 3-5 weeks in length, can enroll prior to the second class meeting without a late fee.)

Late-Add/Drop Fee
Students already registered and subsequently adding a course after July 6 will incur a $10 per-credit late-add/drop service fee. Note: Students registering for most late-start courses 3-5 weeks in length can enroll prior to the second class meeting without a late fee.

Late-Payment Fee
Tuition and fees are due the first day of the term. A  late payment fee is applied for charges not paid by July 15th, and the 15th of each month thereafter. A 1% interest charge will be assessed monthly on all past due accounts. All past due accounts are subject to a Registration Hold, restricting registration activity, transcript privileges and more. Charges for courses added after the first day of classes are due immediately.

Bellingham Campus Parking Fees

Additional information on parking can be found on Parking Services' Web Page.

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