Tuition and Fees

A Willamette education provides tremendous value to students and graduates of our university. The student-centric environment helps students develop into self-directed individuals who question actively, communicate persuasively and collaborate enthusiastically. These valuable skills prepare our students for success, wherever their future paths lead.

We offer generous financial aid packages to help fill the gap between what students and their families are expected to provide (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA), and what it will cost to attend the university. At Willamette, 99 percent of students receive financial aid. This aid comes in a variety of forms, including merit-based scholarships of up to $27,000, competitive scholarships in areas of co-curricular talent or involvement, need-based grants and scholarships, student employment and low-interest loans.


Additional Information

  1. The Room and Board rate is based upon standard multiple occupancy in a residence hall and the 14-Meal Dining Plan. Actual rates may differ depending upon room type and meal plan selected.
  2. Students are required to have health insurance. If you have comparable coverage to the Willamette Student Health Insurance, you may waive this premium. The health insurance rates for international students may differ from the rates for domestic students listed above. Learn more here.

View graduate program tuition and fees

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 the 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 Rates

Living on campus offers greater support for academic achievement and growth in social maturity and self-reliance. It also encourages students to have an increased understanding of themselves and others through on-campus community living. Furthermore, living on campus offers convenience through proximity to classes, university events, and activities.

These rates are the anticipated fees for the 2023-2024 academic year. A $300 refundable cleaning/damage deposit is required for all spaces on campus.

Residence Halls Rate Per Semester
Standard Single $4,345
Standard Double $3,950
Standard Triple $3,950
Single with Private Bathroom $4,780
Double with Private Bathroom $4,345
Single with Shared Bathroom $4,560
3-Bedroom Suite with Shared Bathroom $4,560

Apartments - Salem  Campus

Juniors, seniors, or graduate students are eligible to live in the apartments. Appliances include a refrigerator, gas stove and oven, and a dishwasher. Utilities and wifi-internet are factored into the rates. The rates listed are per occupant, per semester.  No dining plan is required since the apartments have kitchens within each unit. 

Apartment Type - Salem Rate Per Semester
2-Person Studio/Efficiency Apartment $4,400/each occupant
1-Person Studio/Efficiency Apartment $4,840
1-Bedroom Apartment (Double occupancy) $4,400/each occupant
2-Bedroom Apartment $5,060/each occupant
4-Bedroom Apartment $4,480/each occupant

ArtHouse Apartments - Portland

First year students are required to live in ArtHouse while attending PNCA-Willamette, unless they meet the requirements for living off campus. All living spaces are apartment style; some have multi person bedrooms, and others single occupancy bedrooms.  The price is based on the number of persons in the bedroom, not necessarily the unit, itself. When selecting a living space in ArtHouse, it's best to choose the type of bedroom you would like, rather than the unit itself as the number of units are limited, and spaces are filled based on availability. Dining plans are not available on the Portland campus.

Apartment Type - Portland Rate Per Semester
Shared Studio Apartment (Double Occupancy) $5,130/Each Occupant
Private Studio Apartment (Single Occupancy) $7,330
Shared Bedroom in Multi Occupancy unit (Double Occupancy) $5,825/Each Occupant
Private Bedroom in Multi Occupancy Unit (Single Occupancy) $6,990

Summer 2024 Rates

Summer housing may be available on our Portland and Salem campuses.  The dates for the summer 2024 housing contract will be available spring 2024.  

ArtHouse Rates - Portland Summer - Dates TBD
Shared Studio Apartment $TBD/summer
Shared bedroom in multi-occupancy unit $TBD/summer
Private bedroom in multi-occupancy unit $TBD/summer
Private Studio Apartment $TBD/summer
University Apartments Rates - Salem
UAP double occupancy unit $TBD/summer
UAP single Occupancy Unit $TBD/summer

Dining Plan Rates

2023-2024 Academic Year Dining Plans

Dining Plan Rate Per Semester
19-Meal Plan + $50 Flex Dollars $3,795
14-Meal Plan + $150 Flex Dollars $3,740
10-Meal Plan + $250 Flex Dollars $3,245

2023-2024 Academic Year Commuter Plans

Commuter Plan Rate Per Semester
40-block plan + $250 flex dollars $850
25-Block plan + $150 Flex Dollars $550

2023-2024 Academic Year Rates & Fees

fees associated with living in Campus Housing

The following fees will be charged when applicable

Activity Fee (all students in on-campus housing) $75
Cleaning after move out $50/hour
Cleaning/Damage deposit (Prepaid and refundable) $300
Early arrival/Late stay $100/night
Housing contract cancellation prior to 5/31 $300
Housing contract cancellation after 6/1 $900
Key replacement/key lost or not turned in at check out $100
Lost key/Lock change - Portland Campus $25 minimum
Lost key/Lock change - Salem Campus $100
Winter Break stay (2023-24 Academic Year) $500

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 Residence Life and Housing. Please review the Residence Life and Housing 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.

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