Cost and Payment

Summer Session 2021 Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates for Summer 2021
Program Resident Non-Resident
Undergraduate $274 per credit $436 per credit
Graduate $346 per credit $508 per credit
MBA (Tuition banded for 10-18 credits) $401 per credit $998 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.   Summer Session 2021 Tuition & Fee Itemized by credit load (pdf)

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 2021 Fees*

*Fees as listed below are subject to Board of Trustees approval.
(View comparison of Mandatory Fees by Course Delivery Method below)

Services & Activities Fee

A mandatory fee of $14.59 per credit up to 10 credits is charged to support student activities, facilities and housing, and Associated Students administration. The fee is refundable on the same schedule as tuition.

Legislative Action Fee

A mandatory fee of $1 per quarter that is charged to all registered students at any Western location.

Sustainable Action Fund

Assessed to all students at $.50 per credit hour to a max of $5 per quarter. The sole purpose of this fee is to fund the purchase of renewable energy. The renewable energy purchased from this fee will be used to reduce or eliminate the University’s use of energy generated by traditional non-renewable sources. The fee is refundable on the same schedule as tuition. For a more specific explanation of this fee, visit Sustainability, Equity and Justice Fund Fee.

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory fees are charged per quarter to all students who register for 6 or more credits for face to face, hybrid, remote asynchronous, remote synchronous, remote blended. These fees are nonrefundable after the fifth day of summer quarter.

Health Services $117

The fee is used to establish a standard of health care for Bellingham’s campus and as a contingency for emergency services. 

For a more specific explanation of this fee, visit the Student Health Center.

Non-Academic Building $47

The fee is used as part of the Housing/Dining system to renovate the Viking Union Building and recreational facilities 

Recreation Center $109.46

This fee is used to construction, operation, and maintenance of the Wade King Student Recreation Center. For a more specific explanation of this fee, visit Campus Recreation Services.

Multicultural Center $30

A student-initiated fee to expand the Ethnic Student Center and Multicultural Services space at the Viking Union/Bookstore Complex. This fee is used to fund a portion of the maintenance and facility operations of the space. For a more specific explanation of this fee, visit Viking Union.

Technology Fee $33.25

(6 or more credits) $16.61 (less than 6 credits) 
The fee is used to upgrade and expand technology equipment, facilities, and software on Bellingham’s campus. 

Alternative Transportation $23

Students taking 6 or more credits are automatically assessed the mandatory fee. Students taking 1-5 credits can authorize the fee by completing an “opt in” form at the Western Card Office. The fee is used to provide alternative transportation resources for students including a Viking Xpress bus pass. For more information about Western Student Transportation visit the Transportation Office or call the Transportation Office (360) 650-7960.


Breakout of Mandatory Fees by Course Delivery Method

Pandemic modalities that would have been offered face-to-face in Bellingham include Hybrid, Remote Blended, Remote Asynchronous, Remote Synchronous

  Course Delivery Method
Mandatory Fee Type Face-to-Face
  • Hybrid
  • Remote Blended
  • Remote Asynchronous
  • Remote Synchronous
WWU Online
Legislative Action Fee $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Services & Activities Fee       
10 credit maximum ($14.59/per credit)
$145.92 $145.92 $145.92
Sustainable Action Fund $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health Services Fee* $117.00 $117.00 $0
Non-Academic Building Fee* $47.00 $47.00 $0
Recreation Center Fee* $109.46 $109.46 $0
Multicultural Center Fee* $30.00 $30.00 $0
Technology Fee* $33.25 $33.25 $0
Alternative Transportation Fee* $23.00 $23.00 $0
Total (at 10 credits) $511.63** $511.63** $151.92

*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.

Additional Satellite Location Fees

Extended Student Services Fee: A fee of $12 per credit may be charged for all Summer Session classes held at an extension off-campus location. This fee is used to purchase equipment, interpreters, and resources for students with certified learning needs, and to fund the development of distance education activities for self-support courses.

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 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

Late Fees

Late-Registration ***

Students registering for the first time after June 28 will incur a late-registration fee of $10 per credit.

Late-Add/Drop Fee

***Students already registered and subsequently adding a course after July 5 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.

Bellingham Campus Parking Fees

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