Tuition and required fees (2020-2021)

1-11 quarter hours 
12-16 quarter hours 
More than 16 quarter hours 
$803 per quarter hour 
$9,636 per quarter 
$643 per additional quarter hour


Audit Tuition

$402 per quarter hour

Undergraduate students are charged for audited hours above or below bracket tuition. Graduate students are charged for all audited credits. Class fees are charged on audited classes. See the Undergraduate Bulletin for restrictions on audited classes.

Students with a Walla Walla University cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 who are taking at least 12 hours of non-audited classes pay $10 for each audited course instead of the "per quarter hour" charge. This fee is non-refundable after the fourth day of the quarter. Students in their first quarter at WWU are not eligible for this option because they do not have a WWU cumulative GPA.


Student Missionary Tuition

$15 for 12 credits per quarter. All eligible students who participate in the Christian Service Volunteer program through the Chaplain's Office will be registered full-time for WWU's Experiential Program, SMTF 100, provided they have received financial clearance from Student Financial Services. Registration cannot be retroactive. For more information on eligibility to participate in this program, contact either Campus Ministries or Student Financial Services.


Graduate Masters Student Tuition

$655 per quarter hour 


Graduate Doctoral Student Tuition

$1,074 per quarter hour 


Extension Tuition

$437 per quarter hour

Graduate students who meet one of the following categories are eligible for one-third off the regular graduate tuition rate.  Acceptance into the graduate Education Program is required.  Students are not eligible for WWU grants and scholarships, but may apply for Federal Direct Student Loans.  The balance of the tuition not covered by awarded loans must be paid by the financial clearance deadline (no payment plan).

1.        Full-time teachers employed within driving distance of WWU (200 miles).  A copy of the school district's contract is required.

2.        Full-time denominationally employed teachers (other than NPUC teachers) taking the Special Education Concentration graduate program.

3.        Students taking the Special Education Concentration program through August 2021. Students who begin the program before August 2021 are not "grandfathered" into this tuition rate after August 2021.


NPUC Academy Dual Credit Tuition

Walla Walla University provides a dual credit program through which qualified North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) juniors and seniors can enroll in university courses on their own academy campus and simultaneously receive academic credit on their academy transcript and a Walla Walla University (WWU) transcript. 


Walla Walla University High School Enrichment Tuition 

$75 per quarter hour limited to 4 credits per quarter

The High School Enrichment Program provides qualified high school seniors the opportunity to enroll in Walla Walla University courses on a space-available basis. Dual credit may be earned for both the high school diploma (at the discretion of the high school) and a university degree. Courses will appear on the university transcript. Any class fees or lab fees are the responsibility of the student. 


 Senior Citizen Discounted Tuition

The Senior Citizen Class Visitor Program (non-degree seeking) makes it possible for students who are 65 or more years of age to take advantage of the following reduced tuition rates Class or lab fees are the responsibility of the student. 

  • Take up to one four hour class for credit at one half of the regular tuition rate.*
  • Sit in on a class for $100 per quarter.*^

* Permission of the instructor is required.  


General Fee-Undergraduate

$341 per quarter 

All tuition-paying undergraduate students registered for 6 or more hours are required to pay this fee. Taskforce, Student Missionaries, and ACA students will be exempt. Besides covering the cost of housing, club dues, internet access while on campus, excess student accident insurance, printing the first 100 pages in computer labs, access to the library, gym, and pool, and new technology for classrooms, etc., the General Fee now includes the former ASWWU Dues which provides for student publications and membership in Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU). 

Students who are charged the General Fee for less than three quarters will need to pay an additional fee if they wish to receive the yearbook. Graduate students and others who are exempt from paying the General Fee may purchase student publications for prices set by the ASWWU editors.

General Fee-Graduate

$87 per quarter

All tuition paying graduate students registered for 4 or more hours are required to pay this fee. This fee covers internet access while on campus, excess student accident insurance, new technology for classrooms, graduation fee, etc. Students on the College Place campus also receive access to the library, gym and pool, and printing the first 100 pages in the computer labs.

Since the General Fee for graduate students does not include ASWWU dues, graduate students wanting campus publications such as the Mask and the yearbook may purchase these publications for prices set by the ASWWU editors.

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