Summer Session 2020* Tuition Rates

  Resident Non-Resident
Undergraduate $267 per credit $427 per credit
Graduate $338 per credit $500 per credit
MBA (Tuition banded for 10-18 credits) $391 per credit $975 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*

*Fee reductions as listed below are subject to Board of Trustees approval.

Services & Activities Fee
A mandatory fee of $11.26 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 has been waived for Summer 2020.

Sustainable Action Fund
The Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Grant Program promotes sustainability by providing students with the opportunity to create and implement projects that positively impact environmental, social, health, and economic practices on our campus and in our community.  Started by student initiative, it began as a fund aimed solely at purchasing Renewable Energy Credits to offset 100% of campus electricity usage with green energy.  As the cost to purchase green energy declined, students voted in 2010 to renew the fee and expand the program by offering grant for innovative student-driven project proposals that fit within the mission and priorities of the SEJF program. The Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund Fee will be assessed at $.70/credit hour, to a maximum of $7.00 per quarter.  This fee is non-refundable after the sixth day of the quarter.

Mandatory Bellingham Fees**

**Fee reductions are subject to Board of Trustees approval.

The following Mandatory fees are waived for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19:

  • Health Services Fee
  • Non-Academic Building Fee
  • Recreation Center Fee
  • Multicultural Student Center Fee
  • Technology Fee
  • Alternative Transportation Fee

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 $300 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.