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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.


Tuition $47,840
Fees $318.50
Room and Board $11,880*
Residential Hall Fees (Estimated) $150
Books and Supplies (Estimated) $970
Green Fund Fee $50***
Health Insurance  $2,361**
Orientation Fee $100.00****
Total Estimated Costs $63,668.50

* 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.

** If you have comparable coverage you may waive this yearly premium. For complete information concerning student health insurance please see the Student Insurance web page.

*** The Green Fund Fee may be declined by the student. This new fee provides students with a previously unavailable opportunity to develop, fund, and lead sustainability projects on and off campus. The fee was approved by a student body vote during the 2014 spring semester.

**** The Orientation Fee is a one time only fee that is charged in the Fall term for new students, both incoming Freshman and Transfers. The purpose is intended to cover the cost of the Opening Days festivities.


College of Law $62,197
Atkinson Graduate School of Management (Full-time MBA) $51,728-55,728
Atkinson Graduate School of Management (MBA for Professionals) View here

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:

2017-2018 Rates

Meal Plans

Meal PlanMeals Per WeekPoints Per Semester
Plan A 7 AYCE 525
Plan B 7 AYCE 625
Plan C 7 AYCE 750
Plan D 7 AYCE 900
Plan E 5 AYCE 800
Plan JS (JR/SR/Grad only) 3 AYCE 800

Multiple & Single Rooms

Standard Multiple Occupancy double/triple/quad $11,780 $11,880 $11,980 $12,080 $11,880 $11,780
Standard Single $12,580 $12,680 $12,780 $12,880 $12,680 $12,580
Double Sold as Single $13,620 $13,720 $13,820 $13,920 $13,720 $13,620
Double w/ private bath $11,980 $12,080 $12,180 $12,280 $12,080 $11,980
Double w/ private bath + mini-kitchenette $12,160 $12,260 $12,360 $12,460 $12,260 $12,160
Single w/ shared bath $12,880 $12,980 $13,080 $13,180 $12,980 $12,880
Single w/ private bath $13,100 $13,200 $13,300 $13,400 $13,200 $13,100
3 person Suite w/ private bath $12,880 $12,980 $13,080 $13,180 $12,980 $12,880
Sorority Room & Meal Plan   $11,880        
Sorority Single & Meal Plan   $12,680        


$300 refundable cleaning deposit. No meal plan required. Contact Housing & Community Life for a contract or see lease.

Doney One Bedroom w/ mini-kitchenette 1-2 occupants (unit cost) $11,200
University Apartments One Bedroom (1-6 floors) 1-2 occupants (unit cost) $11,200
University Apartments One Bedroom (7th floor) Seventh Floor, 2 occupants $12,960
University Apartments One Bedroom (7th floor) Seventh Floor, 3 occupants (unit cost + utility increase) $14,100
Kaneko Commons Two Bedroom price per bedroom $6,680
Kaneko Commons Four Bedroom w/ lg. Kitchen price per bedroom $6,520
Kaneko Commons Four Bedroom w/ sm. Kitchen price per bedroom $6,480

Apartment/Off Campus Meal Plan

Contact Housing & Community Life for a contract or see lease.

Meal plan cost per academic year $5,620 $5,720 $5,820 $5,920 $5,720 $5,620

E-Bills and Payment Information


To provide guidelines for the processing of student accounts refunds, including adjustments related to student withdrawals, calculation of refunds and return of Title IV financial aid, and overpayment refunds.

Adjustments Related to Student Withdrawals:
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 policy for adjusting tuition and fees due to a withdrawal is as follows:

  1. Students who wish to withdraw from courses after the 10th day of class (the Add/Drop Period) must notify the Registrar’s Office. For additional information on the academic withdrawal policy, please review the Academic Policies and Procedures: Leave of Absence or Withdrawal policy.
  2. Students withdrawing for medical reasons may petition for a medical withdrawal. The Application for Medical Withdrawal may be obtained from the Registrar's Office.
  3. A student's withdrawal date is the date the student officially notified the Registrar’s Office of their intent to withdraw.
  4. Tuition adjustments for full withdrawals will be prorated, per day, based on the academic calendar up to the 60% point in the semester. In the case of an approved full medical withdrawal, the tuition refund is the same as a student who withdraws from the University. After the 60% point in the semester, no refunds are granted for withdrawals.
  5. If a student drops below full-time (3.0 credits) but remains enrolled after the Add/Drop Period, they will not have their tuition charge adjusted but will be billed as a full-time student for the semester.
  6. If a student with an approved medical withdrawal drops below full-time (3.0 credits) but remains enrolled after the Add/Drop Period, the tuition adjustment will be prorated, per day, based on the academic calendar up to the 60% point in the semester. After the 60% point in the semester, no tuition adjustments are granted for partial medical withdrawals.
  7. Withdrawing students are responsible for applicable room and meal plan charges through the date they checked out of their campus housing with Housing & Community Life. Please review the Housing & Community Life Handbook for additional information on canceling a housing contract or apartment lease and prorated housing and meal plan charges.
  8. Health insurance charges and student body fees will not be refunded to withdrawing students.
  9. In the case of a student's death during a term, a full tuition refund will be granted to the student's estate.

Student Accounts Refunds:
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 in accordance with federal guidelines. 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.
  • 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 Student Accounts Office to make arrangements to pay the balance.

Refunds will be issued for credit balances resulting from Title IV funds in accordance with financial aid guidelines. Other credit balances in excess of $100 will be automatically refunded to the student. Students whose accounts reflect an overpayment from sources other than Title IV may request the credit balance be held and applied to the next semester.

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