Academic Fees 2020-2021

Nursing Deposit

When a student is accepted into the nursing program, a $300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place in the program.  The deposit will be applied towards tuition, although the deposit cannot be used towards the quarter's down payment.

Flight Training Costs

In addition to the regular cost of tuition and student charges, Walla Walla University charges fees for flight training as follows:

Cessna 172$135 per hour
Piper Arrow$160 per hour
Beechcraft Duchess$300 per hour
Computer Simulation 
Frasca Mentor AATD$35 per hour
Frasca TruFlite AATD$55 per hour
Instruction Fees$55 per hour

Student Pilot Insurance Fee

(Non-refundable after fourth day of the quarter)

$23.59 per year
FAA Flight Medical$100 (cannot be charged to account)
FAA Practical Test (Check Ride)$500-$900 per rating/license (cannot be charged to account)


Aviation Examination Fees

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) knowledge examinations are $160 per examination, and is charged to the student as a course fee. These examinations are required for students enrolled in the following classes:


AVIA 135One Exam
AVIA 141One Exam
AVIA 261One Exam
AVIA 334One Exam
AVIA 356One Exam
AVIA 358One Exam
AVIA 458One Exam


Fuel Surcharge & Fees Subject to Change

An additional variable fuel surcharge fee may apply to all flights when average fuel costs exceed $6.50/gallon.

All aviation program fees are subject to change as a result of the fluctuation of operating costs. Please contact the Department of Technology for additional information concerning aviation flight costs.



Aviation Payment Options

In order to prevent delays in training, students must have a payment plan in place with the Aviation office. The deadline is the Wednesday before classes begin in order to be placed on the flight schedule for that quarter. These are the options:

1.        Payment in full for the estimated cost of the flight courses for which they are registered. The student will be removed from the flight schedule if their balance drops below $800 without auto pay on file. Financial aid can only be considered if the student’s regular tuition account has been paid in full with other funds.

2.        Automatic Payment Form. The automatic payment plan can use an e-check or a credit or debit card. Charges are processed weekly.  If a credit card is used, a 2.25% convenience fee is charged by the payment processor.  Students and parents can enroll in the Automatic payment Plan by going to Sign in, select payment plans in the account menu, then add a new payment plan. If an Automatic Payment fails, the student's flight training will be put on hold until the problem is resolved.

3.        Confirmation of third party institution payment (examples: Veterans Administration, parent employer)



Aviation Scholarships

Walla Walla University automatically awards aviation scholarships to subsidize a portion of the flight-training costs.

For flight training class, the student receives a $375 scholarship for each credit hour of flight course in which the student enrolls. The Aviation Scholarship is deposited into the student’s aviation account from which the student’s aviation program fees are paid. Fees incurred will be paid from the scholarship first. After scholarship depletion, additional fees are the responsibility of the student. If any scholarship money remains unused, the money is returned to the general fund six months after the student’s last flight training activity. If a student withdraws from a flight training class or receives an “X” grade (unofficial withdrawal), the scholarship is revoked. This will happen even if the student had flight expenses. Students can only receive the scholarship once per class.



Estimated Aviation Program Costs


Ratings/LicensesEstimated Flight CostsCourse ScholarshipEstimated Student Portion to Pay
practicumVaries based on the individual student  
Total (without Practicum)$74,855$13,500$61,355


Aviation Notes

The above estimated average costs include all aviation classes. AVIA 357, 358, 458, and 460 are optional for Aviation Management and Aviation Technology students. Both majors may have practicum flight credits added, the cost of which are not included in the above estimate. Aviation Program Fees are based on a minimum to complete the required flight classes. Students are required to pay anticipated flight course expenses at the beginning of each quarter. Please contact the Department of Technology for additional information concerning aviation flight costs. 

Walla Walla University provides aircraft with the fuel costs covered by the rental rate. If a flight is not operated from our home airport and a fuel purchase is necessary, fuel can be charged to an aircraft credit card. An additional variable fuel surcharge fee will apply to any of these external fuel purchases made above a specified surcharge rate. This rate is variable depending on current regional and national fuel prices. The current fuel surcharge rate can be found at the Flight Center or by contacting a flight director. For further details, consult the Aviation Program Standard Operating Procedures

Due to federal regulation, International Students, including students from Canada, cannot major or minor in aviation. This includes taking any flight training. However, International Students are allowed to take Intro to Flight.

Music Lesson Fees

Students may take music lessons with or without receiving academic credit for the lessons. Students enrolled in lessons will be charged fees—in addition to any applicable tuition—according to the following schedule:

   Lesson Fees--per quarter, plus tuition

For credit:

Nine half-hour lessons (1 credit)

$225, plus tuition


Nine one-hour lessons (2-4 credits)

$450, plus tuition

Lesson Fees--per quarter

For no credit:

Nine half-hour lessons



Nine one-hour lessons


A minimum of nine, 30-minute lessons per quarter and daily practice totaling five hours per week corresponds to one credit hour of music lessons.

It is the student’s responsibility to meet the appointed time for lessons. The teacher is obligated to provide opportunity for makeup lessons only in cases of illness or emergency. Excused absences may be made up at the discretion of the teacher if previous arrangements have been made. Lessons falling on holidays or vacations are not made up unless it results in the student receiving less than nine lessons during the quarter.

If a student taking lessons for credit discontinues the lessons, the student must submit a Change of Registration form to the Academic Records Office immediately. A student taking non-credit lessons must inform the Music Office when discontinuing lessons.



Music Lesson Fee Waivers

Scholarships equal to the lesson fees are available only for music “majors in good standing” who meet the following criteria:

1.        Completion of  MUCT 121-123 Theory I and MUCT 131-133 Ear Training I

2.        Acceptance into the music program as a result of passing a status jury exam

3.        Enrollment in at least 12 credit hours

Students taking music lessons prior to meeting the above criteria are required to register for these lessons. The student will pay the fees during the quarter in which they are registered for these lessons. Music lesson fee waivers are not retroactive. Students who complete eligibility requirements at the beginning of winter quarter become eligible that quarter.  Students who complete eligibility requirements at the end of spring quarter become eligible the following fall quarter.  Only those lessons which are needed to complete requirements for a music major are included in the waiver program.


The music lesson fee waiver program is under review and may not be available for students who enroll or change majors after Fall 2020.


Instrument rental

Students may rent band or orchestra instruments for $75 per quarter.

0 Credit Courses 

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
XXXX 490Internship-0 Credit$300
XXXX 495Alternative Colloquium$100

ART Courses 

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
ART 160Materials and Methods$75
ART 181Analysis of Form$50
ART 182Linear Perspective$50
ART 183Sketching$50
ART 194Still Life Painting$50
ART 196Mixed Media Painting$75
ART 260Principles of Visual Composition$50
ART 264Introduction of Sculpture$50
ART 284, 285,286Introduction to Pottery I,II,III$50
ART 294Introduction to Printmaking$50
ART 307Anatomy for Artists$50
ART 317,318,319Printmaking IV, V, VI$50
ART 334Advanced Portrait Painting$50
ART 335Abstract and Expressive Painting$50
ART 360Advanced Visual Composition$50
ART 364Advanced Sculpture$50
ART 374Advanced Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture$50
ART 395Methods of Teaching Art$40

AUTO Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
AUTO 135CInternal Combustion Engine Laboratory$40
AUTO 146Manual Drive Trains and Axles Laboratory$45
AUTO 157Electrical Systems Laboratory$45
AUTO 315Engine Performance Laboratory$40
AUTO 336Suspension and Steering Systems Laboratory$50
AUTO 338Brake Systems and Traction Control Laboratory$50
AUTO 356Climate Control Systems Laboratory$50
AUTO 358Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab$50
AUTO 365Diesel Engines$50
AUTO 414Advanced Engine Performance$50
AUTO 434High Performance Engine Tuning$50
AUTO 466Body Electronics and Computer Systems$50
AUTO 473Alternative Fuels$50
AUTO 495Colloquium$600

AVIA Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee

AVIA 110

Introduction to Flight


AVIA 135Remote Pilot Ground School (FAA Written Exam)$160
AVIA 142Private Pilot flight Training I (TCO**)$30
AVIA 142Private Pilot Flight Training I (Flight Expenses)$4,180
AVIA 143Private Pilot Flight Training II (Flight Expenses)$3,820
AVIA 144Private Pilot Flight Training III (Flight Expenses)$4,620
AVIA 262Instrument Flight Training (TCO**)$30
AVIA 262Instrument Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$3,810
AVIA 263Advanced Instrument Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$5,300
AVIA 264Cross Country Flight (Flight Expenses)$4,650
AVIA 325Advanced Cross Country Flight (Flight Expenses)$2,450
AVIA 335Commercial Flight Training (TCO**)$30
AVIA 335Commercial Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$6,060
AVIA 336Advanced Commercial Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$5,600
AVIA 337Mission/Humanitarian Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$1,700
AVIA 340Multi-Engine Flight Training (TCO**)$30
AVIA 340Multi-Engine Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$6,885
AVIA 355Aviation Safety$500
AVIA 357Flight Instructor Training (Flight Expenses)$1,950
AVIA 358Advanced Flight Instructor Training (Flight Expenses)$3,075
AVIA 455Crew Resource Management$500
AVIA 458Instrument instructor Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$2,730
AVIA 460Multi-Engine Instructor Flight Training (Flight Expenses)$4,525

** TCO Training Course Outline (Digital)

BIOL Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fees
BIOL 105,106Contemporary Biology (lab)$150
BIOL 121,122,123Anatomy and Physiology (lab)$150
BIOL 141,142,143General Biology (lab)$150
BIOL 222Microbiology$150
BIOL 305General Ecology$150
BIOL 360Plant Biology$150
BIOL 381Cell Biology I: Structure and Bioenergetics$150
BIOL 382Cell Biology II: Genetics and Molecular Biology$150
BIOL 383Cell Biology III: Genomics and Regulation$150
BIOL 403Ornithology - College Place Campus$150
BIOL 403Ornithology - Rosario Campus$200
BIOL 405Natural History of Vertebrates$150
BIOL 410Limnology$150
BIOL 417,517Behavior of Marine Organisms$200
BIOL 422Cancer Biology Lab$150
BIOL 426Systematic Botany$150
BIOL 430Molecular Biology Techniques$150
BIOL 440Human Anatomy$600
BIOL 445Advanced Microbiology$150
BIOL 458Marine Biology$200
BIOL 460Marine Ecology$200
BIOL 462Ichthyology$200
BIOL 463Marine Physiology$200
BIOL 464Animal Physiology$150
BIOL 466Immunology$150
BIOL 468Comparative Physiology$200
BIOL 475,575Marine Invertebrates$200

CDEV Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
CDEV 100Experiential Program$15
CDEV 210Career Exploration and Preparation$75

CHEM Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
CHEM 105Survey of Chemistry$30
CHEM 144, 145,146General Chemistry Laboratory$30
CHEM 324,325Introduction to Organic Laboratory$75
CHEM 386Microscale Organic Laboratory$75

COMM Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
COMM 510Filmmaking Basics$80
COMM 520Editing and Post Production$80
COMM 525Producing for Interactive, Virtual Reality, and Mobile Media$50

DRMA Courses

Course Number

Course NameQuarterly Fee
DRMA 252/4525NPerformance/ Adv. Performance$35
DRMA 253/4535NTechnical Production/ Adv. Technical Production$35
DRMA 260/460Professional Theater Conference Participation$300

DSGN Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
DSGN 110,111Design Principles I, II$50
DSGN 121Fundamentals of CAD$30
DSGN 215Design, Theory, History, and Criticism$20
DSGN 312Design Strategies and Methodologies$30


Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
EDCI 560/EDUC 360Teaching and Learning: Inclusive Literacy I$25
EDCI 561/EDUC 361Teaching and learning: Inclusive Literacy II$25
EDCI 565/EDUC 365Secondary Classroom Management$45
EDCI 573/EDUC 373Teaching and Learning: SEM I - Mathematics and Technology$45
EDCI 582/EDUC 382Teaching and Learning: Social Studies$15
EDCI 583/EDUC 383Teaching and Learning: STEM II - Science and Engineering$45
EDCI 590/EDUC 390Measurement and Evaluation in Education$75
EDCI 595Secondary Method of Instruction I$45
EDUC 315/515Technology in Education$75
EDUC 395,595Secondary Methods of Instruction I$45
EDUC 365,596Secondary Methods of Instruction II$15
EDUC 444Teaching and Learning: Cultural Diversity$60
EDUC 450Introduction to Student Teaching$200
EDUC 475Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas$25
EDUC 497Colloquium: Small Schools$200

ENGL Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
ENGL 121College Writing I$20
ENGL 122College Writing II$10
ENGL 141Advanced College Writing I$15
ENGL 223Research Writing$10

ENGR Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
ENGR XXXXAll Labs$165
ENGR 123Introduction to System Design and Engineering$100
ENGR 496,497,498Capstone Engineering Project$100
ENGR 499Capstone Project Competition$100

FILM Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
FILM 215Introduction to Film Literature$20
FILM 318Film Studies$20
FILM 416Teaching with Film Literature$20

FLTV Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fees
FLTV 135Introduction to Filmmaking$70
FLTV 203Production and Cinematography$100

GBUS Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fees
GBUS 190Free Enterprise Practicum$300

GNRL Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fees
GNRL 101University Experience (Jumpstart)$260
GNRL 501Continuing Enrollment$250

GREK Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
GREK 232,233Greek I$150

GRPH Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
GRPH 124Introduction to Graphics$40
GRPH 235Digital Imaging I$50
GRPH 255Graphic Design and Layout$90
GRPH 262Computer Illustration$55
GRPH 263Web Design I$20
GRPH 265Graphic Design History and Theory Studio$55
GRPH 272Typography$40
GRPH 273Web Design II$20
GRPH 336Digital Imaging II$50
GRPH 337Digital Imaging III$50
GRPH 345Environment Design$150
GRPH 355Advanced Document Design$70
GRPH 365Web Animation$20
GRPH 366Multimedia Publishing$70
GRPH 370Fundamentals of Packaging$90
GRPH 445Graphics Services$30
GRPH 463Web Publishing$20
GRPH 466UI/UX Design Fundamentals$20
GRPH 492Portfolio Design$80

HIST Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
HIST 337Baseball and American Culture$75

HLTH Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
HLTH 110Wellness for Living$15
HLTH 217First Aid$60
HLTH 328Basic Therapy$30
HLTH 437Community Nutrition$30

HONR Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
HONR 141Writing Seminar$15

JOUR Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
JOUR 257Introduction to Photojournalism$60
JOUR 451Digital Publishing$45

MDEV Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
MDEV 001,003Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra*$65

*Non-refundable after the fourth day of the quarter


MUPF Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
MUPF 118Introduction to Guitar$25
MUPF 215SN, 315SNUniversity Singers$25
MUPF 245/245SN, 345/345SNI Cantori$75
MUPF 255SN, 355SNWind Symphony$25
MUPF 256SN, 356SNBrass/Percussion$25
MUPF 266SN, 366SNSymphony Orchestra$25
MUPF 283SN, 383SNBig Band$50
MUPF 284SN, 384SNSteel Band$25
MUPF 285SN, 385SNVoice and Instrumental Ensembles$25

NRSG Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
NRSG XXXClinical Labs (Per Credit Hour)$65
NRSG 211Fundamental of Nursing$240
NRSG 211Practice Kit$119
NRSG 450NCLEX Review (includes graduation testing)$315

PEAC Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
PEAC 107Lifeguard Training$75
PEAC 144Golf*$150
PEAC 157Backpacking$55
PEAC 161Rock Climbing$85
PEAC 164Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding*$130

*Non-refundable after the fourth day of the quarter


PETH Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
PETH 205Water Safety Instructor's Course$75
PETH 225Prevention of Injuries$40

PHTO Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
PHTO 156Principles of Photography$75
PHTO 255Film Photography$150
PHTO 256Intermediate Digital Photography$70
PHTO 356Advanced Digital Photography$90
PHTO 456Digital Photography and Imaging for Educators$50

PHYS Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
PHYS 204,205Conceptual Physics Laboratory$20
PHYS 214,215,216General Physics Laboratory$20
PHYS 254,255,256Principles of Physics Laboratory$20
PHYS 315Physical Electronics Laboratory$165

PRDN Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
PRDN 120Models and Prototypes$60
PRDN 130,230,3303D Design I, II, III$45
PRDN 210,310,410Product Design$30
PRDN 345Environment Design$150
PRDN 411Senior Studio$25

PSYC Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
PSYC 130General Psychology (Course Materials $25)$70
PSYC 215Developmental Psychology$25
PSYC 430Psychological Testing$10

RELB Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
RELB 421Interpreting the Bible$50

RELT Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
RELP 131Introduction to Faith and Ministry$50
RELP 236Church Worship$60
RELP 493Public Evangelism II$60

SCDI Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
SCDI 441,442Scientific Diving I, II$200

SOWK Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
SOWK 205Mental Health First Aid$20
SOWK 490Field Practicum$40
SOWK 529Field Education - Foundation$40
SOWK 530Field Education - Advanced$40
SOWK 545Advanced Practice with Couples and Families$100

SPED Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
SPED 214Adolescent Special Education$150
SPED 437Teaching Students with Autism and Severe Disabilities$20
SPED 440,540Functional Behavioral Assessment$30

TECH Courses

Course NumberCourse NameQuarterly Fee
TECH 137Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting$110
TECH 138Shielded Metal Arc Welding$110
TECH 139Specialized Welding$110
TECH 204Fundamentals of Electronics$45
TECH 220Introduction to Basic Woodworking$110
TECH 223Introduction to Fine Woodworking$110
TECH 224Advanced Woodworking$110
TECH 235Materials and Processes$75
TECH 241,242,343Fabrication and Machining of Metals I, II, III$110
TECH 244Lathe and Milling Operations$165
TECH 265Metal Lathe and Welding$110
TECH 321Technology and Society$45
TECH 335CNC Prototyping$45
TECH 380Space Planning and Design$45



"Drop-in" tutoringNo charge
Private tutoring$15 per hour


For additional information about the graduate program and the fees participants can expect to incur, refer to the Walla Walla University Graduate Bulletin.

ACTFL Language Proficiency Exams


   Oral (OPIc)


   Written (WPT)


American College Testing Program (ACT) 


Challenge Examinations


   Credit Fee

$60 per credit hour

   Examination Fee


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)


   WWU Student




Correspondence - Online Class Examinations


   WWU Student



$15 per first hour, $5 per additional hour

Education State Testing



      Single Subtest: ($40 subtest fee & $35 registration processing fee)$75
      All 3 subtests: ($120 test fees & $35 registration processing fee)$155

MAT - Miller Analogies Testing


Nursing Achievement Test


LPN Validation Test


Nursing Admission Test

$10 per examination

Out-of-Schedule Examination

$100 per examination

Pearson Fee for WA Assessment


Validation Examinations



$10 per credit hour


Adding/dropping a class after the fourth day of the quarter


Application – Undergraduate  (non-refundable)


Application – Graduate (non-refundable) 


Diploma replacement:  Undergraduate


Diploma replacement:  Graduate


Enrollment Fee


Field trips

Teachers notify students of special fees to cover expenses

Honors Program

$10 per quarter

ID Card Replacement


Late Application for Degree (Senior Outline)~


Late Registration


Nursing Drug Test


Nursing Lab Make Up Time

$50 per instructor hour

Nursing Background Security Check


Returned Check (including electronic check)+


Student Success Program

$75-125 per quarter

Online Transcript Request - Electronic Copy


Online Transcript Request - Mailed Paper Copy


Hard Copy - Mailed Paper Copy


~ Students will be charged if they file an Application for Degree after the deadline. For June and August graduates, the charge will be assessed if the application is not turned in by the end of winter quarter. For December graduates, the charge will be assessed if the application is not turned in by the end of spring quarter. For March graduates, the charge will be assessed if the application is not turned in by the end of autumn quarter.

+ Plus any international bank fees. This charge is assessed for both paper and electronic checks. Example reasons: Insufficient Funds, Account Closed, Invalid Account Number, Stop Payment. Transactions involving fraud may be referred to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.

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