The Finance Bulletin is published as a detailed guide to finances at Walla Walla College. It contains information about estimated expenses, course fees, student employment, financial aid applications, scholarships, grants, and loan programs. Students and parents should refer to the Finance Bulletin for more specific information about finances.
 

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES


 
Members of the Student Financial Services staff work with parents, students, the federal government, the College, and others to make financial arrangements for students to receive an education at Walla Walla College. Students and parents are encouraged to phone, write, or stop by the office for answers to questions about financing a college education.
 
FINANCIAL COUNSELORS provide help in financial planning. They are responsible for approving all financial arrangements and are available to discuss problems if parents or students have difficulty meeting the terms of the payment plan the family has chosen.
 
FINANCIAL AID COUNSELORS assist with the completion of financial aid applications, loan promissory notes, and with the administration of scholarship programs.
 
THE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT CENTER assists students in finding work both on and off campus. The center neither hires students nor assigns them to particular jobs, but works with students individually to help them secure employment.
 
FOR INFORMATION CallToll FreeE-Mail
Financial Counselors 509-527-2815800-656-2815stufin@wwc.edu
Financial Aid Counselors 509-527-2315800-656-2315finaid@wwc.edu
Student Employment Center509-527-2357800-656-2357stuemp@wwc.edu
 

 
STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES' FAX 509-527-2253
 

ESTIMATED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT BUDGETS


 
DORMITORY STUDENT
Per QuarterPer Year
Tuition (full-time, 13-16 hours)$4,809$14,427
Student Association Membership Dues47141
Room Rent6922,076
Cafeteria (average)4251,275
Books (average)245735
TOTAL$6,218$18,654
 

 
NON-DORMITORY STUDENT
Per QuarterPer Year
Tuition (full-time, 13-16 hours)$4,809$14,427
Student Association Membership Dues47141
Books (average)245735
TOTAL$5,101$15,303
 

 
Students will have additional expenses for such things as transportation, personal needs, and other necessities and extras not mentioned here. Parents and students will want to consider such expenses when making plans to cover the total costs of college.
 

PAYMENT PLANS


 
Parents and students may choose one of the following payment plans that is the most convenient for them.
 
Regular Payment Plan
The quarter's tuition, required fees, and dormitory rent plus any previous balance and less any awarded financial aid are paid before the student receives clearance for registration. Students and/or parents are billed for variable charges (such as bookstore and cafeteria purchases) as those charges are incurred. International overseas students are expected to use the Regular Payment Plan.
 
Monthly Payment Plan
The quarter's tuition, required fees, and dormitory rent less any awarded financial aid are divided into three equal payments. The first payment plus any previous balance is due before the student receives clearance for registration. The second and third payments are due by set dates during the following two months. Students and/or parents are billed for other charges (such as bookstore and cafeteria purchases) as those charges are incurred. Finance charges will accrue on the unpaid balance.
 
The schedule of payments is as follows:
 
AutumnWinterSpring
Down Payment Plus Previous BalanceRegistrationRegistrationRegistration
Second PaymentOctober 25January 25April 25
Third PaymentNovember 25February 25May 25
 

 
Automatic Payment Plan
The quarter's expenses (plus any previous balance and less any awarded financial aid) are processed as automatic charges to a MasterCard¨, VISA¨ or Discover¨ credit card. The card holder may choose to use either the regular payment plan or monthly payment plan. At the end of the school year (or sooner if a student finishes midyear), a final charge or credit is applied to the card. Many people choose this option because it reduces the time spent arranging payment while making the user eligible for rewards many credit cards offer (frequent flyer mileage, discounts, rebates, etc.).
 

CHANGE IN EXPENSES


 
Because of fluctuation in the economy, the College Board of Trustees reserves the right to adjust costs and policies throughout the school year or to supersede statements published in this bulletin.
 

RELEASE OF TRANSCRIPTS OR DEGREES


 
By action of the Board of Trustees of the College, a diploma or transcript (official or unofficial) may not be released until the following criteria are met:
 
The 
student's account is paid in full. The student does not have a short-term loan co-signed by WWC. The student's Nursing, Perkins, and institutional loans are current.
To expedite the release of transcripts, diplomas, and other legal documents, a money order, credit card payment, or certified check should be sent to cover the balance of the student's account. Requests for transcripts must be made in writing and signed by the student, either faxed or mailed to the Academic Records Office.
 
There is no charge for issuing transcripts.
 

FINANCIAL AID


 
Families unable to meet the full costs of a Walla Walla College education are encouraged to apply for financial aid from the government and the college. Financial aid applicants are evaluated based on the government's standard analysis of need. This analysis determines how much each family can afford to pay for college according to federal government guidelines. Financial aid recipients are then awarded aid packages which typically include a combination of scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and student employment. Unless otherwise noted, all forms of financial assistance are disbursed one-third each quarter (fall, winter, spring). (The total amount of scholarships, subsidy, and other aid cannot exceed tuition.)
 
Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, student leadership, and other accomplishments. They are not awarded based on need, and do not have to be repaid. Even though it is recommended that students apply for financial aid, they are not required to do so in order to receive scholarships. Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Low-interest loans are an investment in a student's future, allowing the student to attend college with payments and interest typically being deferred until after the student graduates or withdraws from school. Almost all financial aid award packages include a long-term loan. Part-time employment helps students meet the expenses of college life.
 
In order to receive the maximum financial assistance available, students should plan their finances for the entire academic school year prior to registration.
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


 

EXPENSES


 
International Student Deposit

 
Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States (except Canadian students) are asked to place a $3,000 (U.S.) deposit with the college before final acceptance can be given and the I-20 form, necessary to secure the U.S. student visa, can be sent.
 
Insurance

 
Walla Walla College requires all international (overseas) students to have medical insurance coverage.
 

BILLING


 
International students will be expected to use the Regular Payment Plan described in this bulletin.
 

EMPLOYMENT


 
According to Immigration and Naturalization Services regulations, international students attending WWC while on student visas are only permitted to work on campus and are limited to a maximum of 20 hours of work per week during periods of enrollment. Spouses and children who are not students may not accept employment under any circumstances.
 

FINANCIAL AID


 
International students on student visas do not qualify for the majority of loans and grants described in this bulletin. To determine ability to meet educational costs, the college requires applicants to submit a declaration of finances before final acceptance is given.