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Academic Fees 2016-17

Aviation Program

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   $128 per hour
Cessna 182$150 per hour
Piper Arrow$158 per hour
Beechcraft Duchess$300 per hour
Computer Simulation
Frasca Mentor AATD$35 per hour
Frasca TruFlite AATD$50 per hour
Instruction Fees$50 per hour
Student Pilot Insurance Fee$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 $150 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 per 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 $350. 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 or debit card is used a 2.75% convenience fee is charged by the payment processor.  The form for enrolling in the Automatic Payment Plan can be requested from the front desk of the flight center or by contacting the Director of Operations for Aviation.  If an Automatic Payment fails, the student’s flight training is 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.

A student taking AVIA 140, Introduction to Flight, receives a $345 scholarship to put towards the costs of the two-hour flight requirement.  Costs in excess of the $345 scholarship are the student’s responsibility and must be paid in advance.

For any other flight training class, the student receives a scholarship of $375 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.  Should any scholarship money remain 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, 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)   $75,504   $14,250   $61,254


Aviation Notes

The above estimated average costs include all aviation classes.  AVIA 358, 458, and 460, are optional for Aviation Management students, AVIA 458 and 460 are optional for 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.  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 Procedures and Regulations document at


Music Curriculum Fees

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)

$175, plus tuition



Nine one-hour lessons (2-4 credits)

$350, 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 clock 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 this results in the student receiving fewer 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 at the time the lessons are discontinued. A student taking non-credit lessons must inform the Music Office when discontinuing lessons.


Music Lesson Fee Waivers

Scholarships equal to the lesson fees charged 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 pay the fees during the quarter in which they register for the 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.


Instrument rental

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


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.


Course Fees


XXXX 490 Internship - 0 Credit $300
XXXX 495 Alternative Colloquium 100
ART 161, 162, 163 Design 50
ART 184, 185, 186 Introduction to Drawing I, II, III 50
ART 194, 195, 196 Introduction to Painting I, II, III 50
ART 264, 265, 266 Introduction to Sculpture I, II, III 50
ART 284, 285, 286 Introduction to Pottery I, II, III 50
ART 294, 295, 296 Introduction to Printmaking I, II, III 50
ART 317, 318, 319 Printmaking IV, V, VI 50
ART 334, 335, 336 Painting IV, V, VI 50
ART 364, 365, 366 Sculpture IV, V, VI 50
ART 374, 375, 376 Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture IV, V, VI 50
ART 395 Methods of Teaching Art 40
ASTR 144, 145, 146 General Astronomy Laboratory 15
AUTO 135 A&B Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory 30
AUTO 135 C Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory 40
AUTO 146 Manual Drive Trains and Axles Laboratory 45
AUTO 157 Electrical Systems Laboratory 45
AUTO 315 Engine Performance Laboratory 40
AUTO 336 Suspension and Steering Systems Laboratory 50
AUTO 338 Brake Systems and Traction Control Laboratory 50
AUTO 356 Climate Control Systems Laboratory 40
AUTO 358 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab 40
AUTO 365 Diesel Engines 40
AUTO 414 Advanced Engine Performance 50
AUTO 434 High Performance Engine Tuning 40
AUTO 466 Body Electronics and Computer Systems 50
AUTO 473 Alternative Fuels 50
AUTO 495 Colloquium 500
AVIA 141 Private Pilot Lectures 150
AVIA 261 Instrument Pilot Lectures 150
AVIA 334 Commercial Pilot Lectures 150
AVIA 270 Aviation Human Factors 475
AVIA 355 Aviation Safety 475
AVIA 356 Flight Instructor Training I 150
AVIA 358 Flight Instructor Training II 150
AVIA 455 Crew Resource Management 175
AVIA 458 Instrument Instructor Flight Training 150
AVIA 496 Senior Seminar 285
BIOL 105, 106 Contemporary Biology (lab) 45
BIOL 121, 122, 123 Anatomy and Physiology (lab) 50
BIOL 141, 142, 143 General Biology (lab) 50
BIOL 222 Microbiology 50
BIOL 305 General Ecology 50
BIOL 360 Plant Biology 50
BIOL 381 Cell Biology I:  Structure and Bioenergetics 50
BIOL 382 Cell Biology II:  Genetics and Molecular Biology 50
BIOL 383 Cell Biology:  III:  Genomics and Regulation 50
BIOL 403 Ornithology - College Place Campus 50
BIOL 403 Ornithology - Rosario Campus 200
BIOL 405 Natural History of Vertebrates 50
BIOL 410 Limnology 50
BIOL 417, 517 Behavior of Marine Organisms 200
BIOL 426 Systematic Botany 50
BIOL 430 Molecular Biology Techniques 50
BIOL 440 Human Anatomy 600
BIOL 445 Advanced Microbiology 50
BIOL 458 Marine Biology 200
BIOL 460 Marine Ecology 200
BIOL 462 Ichthyology 200
BIOL 463 Marine Phycology 200
BIOL 466 Immunology 50
BIOL 468 Comparative Physiology 200
BIOL 475, 575 Marine Invertebrates 200
CHEM 101, 102 Introductory Chemistry 30
CHEM 144, 145, 146 General Chemistry Laboratory 30
CHEM 324, 325 Introduction to Organic Laboratory 75
CHEM 386 Microscale Organic Laboratory 75
COMM 235 Introduction to Filmmaking 25
DENT 315 Introduction to Dentistry 75
DRFT 121 Fundamentals of CAD 30
EDUC 444 Teaching and Learning:  Cultural Diversity and Small Schools 200
EDUC 450 Introduction to Student Teaching 200
EDUC 495 Colloquium:  Child Abuse 200
ENGL 121 College Writing I 25
ENGL 122 College Writing II 15
ENGL 223 Research Writing 20
ENGL 323 Writing for Engineers 20
ENGR 354 Digit Logic 60
ENGR 355 Embedded Systems 70
FILM 215 Introduction to Film Literature 20
FILM 318 Film Studies 20
FILM 416 Teaching with Film Literature 20
GBUS 263 Business Statistics 20
GBUS 496 Senior Seminar 200
GNRL 101 University Experience (Jump Start) 225
GNRL 401 Continuing Enrollment 200
GNRL 501 Continuing Enrollment 100
GRPH 124 Introduction to Graphics 35
GRPH 125 Introduction to Typography 35
GRPH 235 Digital Imaging I 50
GRPH 255 Graphic Design and Layout 50
GRPH 262 Computer Illustration 55
GRPH 263 Web Design I 20
GRPH 273 Web Design II 20
GRPH 320 Principles of Print Production 95
GRPH 336 Digital Imaging II 50
GRPH 337 Digital Imaging III 50
GRPH 341 3-D Design I 15
GRPH 342 3-D Design II 15
GRPH 343 3-D Design III 15
GRPH 345 Designing for Large Format 150
GRPH 355 Advanced Document Design 70
GRPH 365 Web Animation 20
GRPH 366 Multimedia Publishing 30
GRPH 370 Fundamentals of Packaging 90
GRPH 445 Graphics Services 30
GRPH 463 Web Publishing 20
GRPH 492 Portfolio Design 80
HIST 337 Baseball and American Culture 50
HLTH 110 Wellness for Living 15
HLTH 217 First Aid 60
HLTH 315 Etiology of Selected Diseases 50
HLTH 328 Basic Therapy 30
HLTH 437 Community Nutrition 30
HONR 243 Honors Research Writing 20
HONR 310, 311 Science and The Arts 50
INDS 210 Modelmaking Techniques 30
INDS 371, 372, 373 Industrial Design 20
INDS 425, 427 Senior Studio I, II 25
JOUR 257 Introduction to Photojournalism 60
JOUR 451 Digital Publishing 45
MDEV 001, 003 Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra 65
MUHL 134 World  Music 40
MUPF 215SN University Singers 25
MUPF 245/245SN I Cantori 75
MUPF 255SN Wind Symphony 25
MUPF 266SN Symphony Orchestra 25
MUPF 283SN Big Band 25
MUPF 284SN Steel Band 25
MUPF 285SN Voice and Instrumental Ensembles 25
NRSG 450 NCLEX Review (includes graduation testing) 315
PEAC 107 Lifeguard Training 75
PEAC 144 Golf* 135
PEAC 157 Backpacking 35
PEAC 161 Rock Climbing 55
PEAC 164 Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding* 127
PETH 205 Water Safety Instructor's Course 75
PETH 225 Prevention of Injuries 40
PETH 252 Coaching Sports Activities:  Golf* 110
PHTO 156 Principles of Photography 75
PHTO 255 Film Photography 150
PHTO 256 Intermediate Digital Photography 70
PHTO 356 Advanced Digital Photography 90
PHTO 456 Digital Photography and Imaging for Educators 50
PHYS 204, 205 Conceptual Physics Laboratory 15
PHYS 214, 215, 216 General Physics Laboratory 15
PHYS 254, 255, 256 Principles of Physics Laboratory 15
PSYC 532 Clinical and Personality Assessment 35
PSYC 534 Cognitive Assessment 35
RELP 131 Introduction to Faith and Ministry 30
RELP 236 Church Worship 60
SOWK 205 Mental Health First Aid 20
SOWK 490 Field Practicum 40
SOWK 529 Field Education - Foundation 40
SOWK 530 Field Education - Advanced 40
SOWK 545 Advanced Practice with Couples and Families 100
TECH 137 Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting 110
TECH 138 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 110
TECH 139 Specialized Welding 110
TECH 204 Fundamentals of Electronics 45
TECH 220 Introduction to Basic Woodworking 110
TECH 223 Introduction to Fine Woodworking 110
TECH 224 Advanced Woodworking 110
TECH 236 Introduction to Plastics 25
TECH 241, 242, 343 Fabrication and Machining of Metals I, II, III 110
TECH 335 Computer Applications in Technology 30
TECH 380 Space Planning and Design 10
* Non-refundable after the fourth day of the quarter

Teaching Learning Center Fees

“Drop-in” tutoring

no charge

Private tutoring

$15 per hour



Graduate Student Fees

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


Examination Fees

ACTFL language proficiency exams
Oral (OPIC) 65
Written (WPT) 65
American College Testing Program (ACT) examination fee 60
Challenge Examinations
Credit fee $60 per credit hour
Examination fee 30
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test fee
WWU Student 100
Non-Student 105
Correspondence - test fee for online class examinations
WWU Student Free
Non-Student $15 per first hour, $5 per additional hour
Education State testing fees
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 70
Nursing Achievement Test fee 50
LPN Validation test fee 85
Nursing Admission Test $10 per examination
Out-of-schedule examination fee $100 per examination
Pearson Fee for WA Assessment 300
Validation Examinations
Validation fee $10 per credit hour
Examination fee 30

Other Fees

Academic Standards approved changes in registration 50
Adding/dropping a class after the fourth day of the quarter 25
Application – Undergraduate  (non-refundable) 40
Application – Graduate (non-refundable) 50
Diploma replacement:  Undergraduate 35
Diploma replacement:  Graduate 45
Enrollment Fee 200
Field trips Teachers notify students of special fees to cover expenses
Honors Program $10 per quarter
ID card replacement 15
Late Application for Degree (Senior Outline)~ 100
Late registration 75
Nursing clinical laboratory $60 per credit hour
Nursing drug test 15
Nursing lab make up time $50 per instructor hour
Nursing background security check 18
Returned check (including electronic check)+ 25
Student Success Program $75-125 per quarter
Transcript Requests
Online - Electronic Copy 8
Online - Mailed Paper Copy 10
Hard Copy - Mailed Paper Copy 15


+ 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.~ 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, if not turned in by the end of spring quarter; for March graduates, if not turned in by the end of autumn quarter.

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