Registration Charges

By registering, a student incurs a legal obligation to pay tuition and fees. This debt may be canceled only if the student officially withdraws on Web4U or by contacting the Registrar’s Office before the appropriate course refund deadline.

Tuition and fees are due the first day of the term whether you have received a billing notification or not. You can choose to pay by cash, check, debit card (debit VISA or MasterCard only), credit card (MasterCard/American Express/Discover, with a 2.75% Convenience Fee) or eCheck (see Methods of Making Payments).

Summer Session 2023 Tuition Rates

Program rates for residents and non-residents
Program Resident Non-Resident
Undergraduate $290 per credit $461 per credit
Graduate $369 per credit $540 per credit
MBA (Tuition banded for 10-18 credits) $426 per credit $1064 per credit

Note: Tuition and Fees can vary by course level, location and resident status - please review your student account carefully after registration. Location programs may or may not be offering “Summer Session” courses and pay the associated Summer Session tuition and fees; please consult with your site coordinator is you have questions about this.


Mandatory Student Fees

Definition of Fees

Breakout of Mandatory Fees by Course Delivery Method

* = Mandatory fees for all students who register for 6 or more Summer Session credits.

** = Includes max rate for Services & Activities fee and the fees assessed to students who register for 6 or more credits.

Fee types for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
Mandatory Fee Type Face-to-Face
Hybrid (face-to-face/online) 
Online (synchronous, asynchronous & mix mode) 
Legislative Action Fee $1.00 $1.00
Services & Activities Fee       
10 credit maximum ($15.26/per credit)
$152.60 $152.60
Sustainability, Equity, & Justice Fund Fee 
10 credit maximum
$9.00 $9.00
Health Services Fee* $138.00 $0
Non-Academic Building Fee* $50.00 $0
Recreation Center Fee* $109.46 $0
Multicultural Center Fee* $30.00 $0
Technology Fee* $35.00 $0
Active Transportation Fee* $24.50 $0
Total (at 10 credits) $549.56** $162.60

Location Programs Tuition and Fees

Note: Location programs may or may not be offering Summer Session courses and pay the associated Summer Session tuition and fees; please consult with your site coordinator if you have questions about this.

Location Programs - Self-Sustaining and State Support

Late Fees

Late-Registration ***

Students registering for the first time after June 26 will incur a late-registration fee of $10 per credit.

Late-Add/Drop Fee

***Students already registered and subsequently adding a course after July 2 will incur a $10 per-credit late-add/drop service fee.

***Students registering for most late-start courses, 3-5 weeks in length can enroll prior to the second class meeting without a late fee.

Late-Payment Fee

Tuition and fees are due the first day of the term. A late payment fee is applied for charges not paid by July 15, and the 15th of each month thereafter. A 1% interest charge will be assessed monthly on all past due accounts. All past due accounts are subject to a Registration Hold, restricting registration activity, transcript privileges and more. Charges for courses added after the first day of classes are due immediately.

Refer to the Student Business Office's website for additional information.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Special Course Fees: In certain instances, the University may charge special fees for services which normal budgets may not fund, such as music practice room rentals, purchase of special laboratory and studio supplies, or travel fees. These fees are listed in Browse Classes, the online Timetable or in ClassFinder.
  • Enrollment Confirmation Fee: A mandatory fee of $300 is charged to all newly matriculated (admitted) Bellingham undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students upon registration for their first quarter of attendance. The funds from this fee support a number of programmatic and administrative efforts across the institution, including orientation. This fee is nonrefundable and does not apply to non-WWU students taking summer courses only.
  • Transcripts: Check online at the Registrar's website  for the most current fees and ordering instructions. Requests should be submitted online via Web4U or to the Registrar's Office at least one-to-two weeks prior to need. Transcripts are not issued for persons who have an outstanding financial obligation to the University. Transcript fees are subject to change

Bellingham Campus Parking Fees

Additional information on parking can be found on Parking Services' Web Page.