900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Willamette University is committed to focusing its financial resources on providing a quality academic program. We strive to provide a low student-to-faculty ratio and strong compensation packages that allow us to recruit and retain an excellent faculty. We encourage innovation and quality in all our academic programs. Tuition and fees provide the primary source of revenue for the University, but a large endowment and generous giving from our alumni help to offset tuition cost through endowed scholarships and gifts.
|Annual Undergraduate Costs (2006-07)|
|Tuition and fees||$30,018|
|Room and meal plan||$7,250|
|Personal expenses (estimated)||$1,050|
|Books and supplies (estimated)||$850|
|Total estimated costs||$39,168|
|If You Need Help, You've Got It|
|Percentage of entering students who receive financial aid (2004)||92%|
|Range of WU merit-based scholarships for entering students (2004)||$3,000 to full tuition|
|Average WU combined scholarship and grant award for entering students (2004)||$12,902|
|Average total need-based aid package for entering students (2004)||$20,205|
|Total scholarship/grant dollars awarded to entering students in 2004 (including state and federal sources)||$7.47 million|
|Meeting Their Obligations|
|Percentage of College of Liberal Arts graduates who pay back their student loans on time||99.7%|
|Average outstanding student loan amount for College of Liberal Arts graduates||$18,690|
The above costs for room and meal plan are for Meal Plan B and a multiple-occupancy room.
Health insurance coverage is a two tier rate based on age at the beginning of the school year. This coverage is optional. Students can be exempt from health insurance charges by completing a waiver with the Business Office within 10 days of the start of the Fall semester. The health insurance is offered for students not already covered by an existing policy. For further information about health insurance please contact the Health Center (503) 370-6062.
This nonrefundable application fee is charged to cover the cost of processing and evaluating the applicant for admission, which is submitted with the application.
A nonrefundable advance deposit submitted by students who have been accepted is due by May 1, which is National Candidate Reply Date. This guarantees an entering student a position in the incoming class, and on housing and registration rosters. This deposit is credited toward the student’s first-semester tuition bill.
All students living in a residence hall or fraternity are required to participate in the Willamette Meal Plan Program. The Willamette Meal Plan has been designed with flexibility to meet the unique needs of each student. The meal plan program has two parts. Part I consists of "all you can eat" dinners from Sunday through Friday and brunch on Saturday. Part II is a meal plan points program, which offers four different points options. Meals are breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday. Food at these meals is offered "a la carte".
Meals are served throughout the school year in three locations: Goudy Commons, Kaneko Hall, and the Bearcat Cavern in the University Center (Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch only). No meal service is provided during Thanksgiving break and winter and spring vacations.
For more information on room and meal plans, please visit the Residential Services website.
Tuition fees and charges for room and board are payable in full by the start of each semester and are paid to the Business Office. If a student fails to complete fee payment through the Business Office by 4:00 p.m. of the day designated to pay fees each semester, the student will be assessed a $50 late fee and interest will accrue at 12 percent APR (annual percentage rate). If payment is still not received within 30 days of semester start date the student will be disenrolled for nonpayment of fees and his/her housing contract cancelled.
This plan offers parents a program through which educational expenses for the year can be spread out over a 10,9 or 8-month payment plan. The monthly payment plan option is administered by Tuition Management Systems and has a $65 application fee for the year. Under this plan you estimate the amount of net expenses for the year and come up with your annual Budget Amount divide your Budget Amount by 10, 9, or 8 to determine your monthly payment. Payments begin July 15 and end April 15. Please call TMS at 1-800-722-4867 or visit their website.
Willamette University does not accept credit or debit cards for the payment of tuition or fees.
Students are admitted to Willamette University with the understanding that they will remain until the end of the semester unless unforeseen circumstances necessitate their withdrawal. Students who are suspended or expelled from the University forfeit all refunds.In Compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Section 668.22). Willamette University's refund policy is as follows:
Questions regarding this refund policy should be directed to the Assistant Controller located in the University's Business Office.
The term "Title IV funds" refers to the Federal Financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs: unsubsidized FFEL loans, subsidized FFEL loans, subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans, FFEL PLUS loans, Federal Direct Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans, FFEL PLUS loans, Federal Direct PLUS loans, Federal Pell grants, and Federal SEOG.