Paying Tuition and Fees
E-Pay is available 24 hours a day with immediate credit to the student’s account. Payment may be made online with checking/savings account information or credit card. Western accepts MasterCard, Discover, Visa and American Express. A 2.75% convenience fee will be charged for using a credit card. Payment may be made online with an E-check (electronic check). E-checks are not subject to convenience fees. To make a payment now, click on the ePay link in the right sidebar. Parents or other third parties who will be paying an account must be set up as an Authorized Payer by the student in order to access student account information and make payments online. View the Authorized User Setup Video in the right sidebar. Contact the Student Business Office (360)650-2865 if you have questions.
Mail: the remittance portion of the statement/invoice along with a check to the Student Business Office, 516 High St., MS-9004, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Allow seven to ten business days for mail to reach Western. Payments are credited when received, not when mailed.
- Write your WWU ID number on the check and make it payable to WWU
- Canadian checks must be made payable in U.S. funds
- Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee for the first returned check and a $50 fee for each subsequent returned check
Pay in Person: at the Student Business Office, located in Old Main 110 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays).
Payment may be made with cash, check or a debit card.
Financial Aid: All aid types, except private lender loans received as a check made payable to the student, will be applied to current quarter charges on the student’s account. Only after University charges have been paid will a refund of excess aid be given to the student. If a student incurs additional registration charges after financial aid has been applied to their account, the student is responsible for paying the additional charges by the tuition due date.
Miscellaneous charges to a student’s account, such as bookstore purchases, ID Card fee and health center charges will not be paid by financial aid unless a student signs a form authorizing the University to use financial aid to pay these miscellaneous charges. Fill out an Authorization for Miscellaneous Charges form, available online or at the Student Business Office, to allow financial aid to pay these charges.
Due Dates, Late Fees and Interest
Tuition, fees, and housing charges are due on the first day of each term. Payment is late after the first day and subject to late fees if all charges are not paid by 5pm the 3rd Friday of each quarter. After the 3rd Friday of each quarter a monthly late fee and a 1 percent interest charge will be assessed monthly to all past due accounts.
The 2012-2013 deadlines to avoid late fees are:
Fall — October 12
Winter — January 25
Spring — April 19
Summer — July 12
Tuition due dates are posted on the Registrar’s Office website.
Short-term emergency loans. The Financial Aid Department can assist students with a short-term cash flow problem through a variety of emergency loan programs to cover a portion of their tuition and fees. For more information, contact Financial Aid, Old Main 265, 360-650-3470.