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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

Tuition and Fees

Financing a college education is one of the most important expenditures that you and your family will make.  Willamette University offers need-based financial aid and merit scholarships to help families afford the cost of education. This investment in your future will pay dividends throughout your life.

Annual Undergraduate Costs (2011 — 2012)
Tuition $38,800
Fees $212
Room and Board* $9,350
Student Health Insurance** $490/$737
Residential Hall Fees (Estimated) $120
Books and Supplies (Estimated) $920
Total Estimated Costs $49,892

* The Room and Board rate is based upon standard multiple occupancy in a residence hall and Meal Plan B. Actual rates may differ depending upon room type and meal plan selected. 
** $490 – for students age 24 and under on August 15th.  $737 – for students age 25+ on Aug 15th All students enrolled half-time or more are required to carry health insurance. Students who have other coverage may waive the Willamette health insurance (and fee) online at between July 1 - September 21, 2011. Students enrolling in the spring 2012 semester may waive coverage between November 28, 2011 and February

Health Insurance: $490–$737

All students attending Willamette University half time or more are required to carry health insurance. Willamette University automatically places students on a third party insurance carrier policy. Student health insurance is billed annually at the beginning of the academic year and appears on your first statement for tuition and fees. If you have coverage under another plan you can go online ( after July 1, 2011 to waive out of Willamette's student insurance plan. This plan must be waived by September 21, 2011 if you do not need the insurance coverage for the 2011-12 academic year. If you waive out of the insurance plan please review your student account on QuikPAY, or JASON, to verify that the health insurance waiver has been credited on your account. For further information about health insurance please contact the Student Insurance Office at 503-370-6972.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required only if students apply for admission by submitting the Common Application through standard postal mail. There is no fee for applications submitted online.

Advance Deposit: $400

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.

Room and Meal Rates

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" Meal Plan dinners from Sunday through Friday and brunch on Saturday. Part II is a Meal Plan Points program, which offers four different Points options. Points 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.

The room and meal plan costs include four different meal plan choices. Costs for the current year are as follows:

Room and Meal Plan Costs for 2011-2012

Room Type Meal Plan
(click here for more information)
A B C D E JS None
Multiple & Single Rooms
Standard Multiple
(double, triple)
9,250 9,350 9,450 9,550 9,450 9,250  
Standard Single 10,000 10,100 10,200 10,300 10,200 10,000  
Kaneko Commons Double
with private bath - 2 occupants
9,500 9,600 9,700 9,800 9,700 9,500  
Kaneko Commons Double
with private bath - 3 occupants
9,250 9,350 9,450 9,550 9,450 9,250
Kaneko Commons Single
with shared bath
10,200 10,300 10,400 10,500 10,400 10,200  
Kaneko Commons Single
with private bath
10,300 10,400 10,500 10,600 10,500 10,300  
Kaneko Commons Three-Person Suite
with bath
10,250 10,350 10,450 10,550 10,450 10,250  
Sorority Room and Meal Plan   9,350        
Sorority Single and Meal Plan   10,100        
Haseldorf Efficiency
1 occupant
Haseldorf Studio
1 occupant
Haseldorf One Bedroom
1-2 occupants; unit cost
Haseldorf Two Bedroom
2 occupants; unit cost
University Apartments One Bedroom (1st-6th floors)
1-2 occupants; unit cost
University Apartments One Bedroom (1st-6th floors)
3 occupants; unit cost + utility increase
University Apartments One Bedroom, 7th Floor
2 occupants; unit cost
University Apartments One Bedroom, 7th Floor
3 occupants; unit cost + utility increase
Kaneko Commons Two Bedroom
price per bedroom
Kaneko Commons Four Bedroom (with large kitchen)
price per bedroom
Kaneko Commons Four Bedroom (with small kitchen)
price per bedroom
Optional Apartment/Off Campus Meal Plan (semester contracts available)
Contract meal plan 4,450 4,550 4,650 4,750 4,650  4,450







E-Bills and Payment Information


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 of tuition and fees.

In compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Section 668.22). Willamette University's refund policy is as follows:

  1. A student's withdrawal date is the date the student began the institution's withdrawal process or officially notified the institution of intent to withdraw; or the midpoint of the period for a student who leaves without notifying the institution.
  2. Refunds for tuition for full withdrawals will be prorated, per day, based on the academic calendar up to the 60% point in the semester. If a student drops below full-time (3.0 credits) but remains enrolled, after the 10th day of class (the Add/Drop Period), they will not have their tuition charge adjusted but will be billed as a full-time student for the semester.
  3. Withdrawing students are responsible for applicable room and meal plan charges through the date they checked out of their campus housing with Residential Services.
  4. Students withdrawing for medical reasons may petition for a Medical Withdrawal. In the case of an approved Medical Withdrawal, the student refund is the same as a student who withdraws from the University. However, the student's transcript will indicate a withdrawal for medical reasons. The Application for Medical Withdrawal may be obtained from the Registrar's Office.
  5. Health insurance charges and student body fees will not be refunded to withdrawing students.
  6. In the case of a student's death during a term, a full tuition refund will be granted to the student's estate.

Students, who withdraw and have received financial aid, will receive their refund after the required portion of their financial aid is returned to the aiding programs. The required portion of financial aid that is returned to the aiding programs is calculated as follows:

  • Title IV aid and all other aid is earned in a prorated manner on a per day basis based on the academic calendar up to the 60% point in the semester. After the 60% point, no refunds are granted for tuition.
  • Recalculation of financial aid is based on the percent of earned aid using the following federal formula: Percent Earned = Number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by total days in the semester
  • Federal financial aid is returned to the federal government based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula: Aid to be returned = (Percent earned × the amount aid that was eligible to be disbursed) – aid that was actually disbursed.
  • When financial aid is returned, the student may owe a balance to the University. The student should contact the Loans and Student Accounts Office to make arrangements to pay the balance.

Questions regarding this refund policy should be directed to the Student Accounts Office located on the first floor of Waller Hall.