MBA for Professionals students pay a set tuition rate determined by their semester of entry. Tuition covers the cost of all course offerings, and required books. Personal supplies are not included. Laptop computer and software purchases are the responsibility of the student.

The tuition rate of the semester of entry remains consistent for MBA professionals students throughout the six (6) consecutive semesters of the program.

MBA for Professionals students, who remain enrolled in the program after the six consecutive semesters of enrollment, will pay the tuition rate of the current academic year.

Tuition rates change each year with new rates becoming effective in September. Tuition rates are based on the guidelines of the Willamette University Board of Trustees.

As alumni of the Willamette MBA, graduates of the MBA for Professionals program may take Atkinson School MBA elective courses free through the Willamette MBA for Life Program.

MBA for Professionals Dean's Achievement Scholarship recipients who began the program in fall semester 2011 or after receive a scholarship of $1,500. All recipients have excellent credentials and a GMAT score of 600 or higher.

The MBA for Professionals Dean's Achievement Scholarship may be received for a maximum of 6 semesters. The scholarship is automatically renewable within the six semester limit if the student meets of all of the following requirements:
1) The student maintains a semester and cumulative gpa of 3.3 or higher in MBA for Professionals coursework, and
2) The student maintains good status within the academic policies and codes of conduct of the Atkinson School and Willamette University.

Willamette University employees are not eligible for participation in the Dean's Achievement Scholarship program. In addition, MBAP students who are recipients of other Willamette University scholarship funds, including funds provided in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon scholarship program for veterans, are not eligible to participate in the Dean's Achievement scholarship program.

Cancellation of Scholarships
Scholarship recipients may lose their scholarship as a consequence of being found responsible for violating the Atkinson School Honor Code. See the conduct section of this handbook for information about consequences for violating the Honor Code and the Honor Code process the process.

Financial Aid Suspension and Drug Related Offenses
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), enacted in 2008, states that a student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any Federal or State grant, loan, or work study during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

Conviction involving possession of a controlled substance removes eligibility for:
First offense ................................... 1 year
Second offense ............................... 2 years
Third offense .................................. Indefinite

Conviction involving the sale of a controlled substance removes eligibility for:
First offense ................................... 2 years
Second offense ............................... Indefinite

A student who has lost eligibility may become eligible before the end of the stated ineligibility period if:
a) he/she satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program and passes two unannounced drug tests; or
b) his/her conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered null.

Effective July 1, 2010, students who lose eligibility for Federal and State financial aid due to a drug conviction may regain eligibility if they successfully pass two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program.

If you have specific questions regarding how the Federal requirements will impact your financial aid following a drug conviction, contact the Office of Financial Aid: 503-370-6273 or toll free 1-877-744-3736

Billing Process for Tuition
You will receive your billing statement for tuition, fees and other incurred charges electronically several weeks prior to the start of each semester. Typically the billing due date is the first day of class. When a new statement is posted on Willamette University's electronic billing and payment system, an e-mail alerting you of the new statement will be sent to your Willamette e-mail address. Additional information regarding the billing process and access to your electronic statement can be found at Willamette’s Billing and Payment FAQ web page.

Students who will have their tuition paid by their employer should contact Kirk Rutledge, the Director of Student Accounts, at either (503) 370-6120, or Please note that it is the student's responsibility to procure payment from their employer.

Payments can be made online online, via mail, or by wire transfer.
1. Online Payment – You can access Willamette’s online payment system and find instructions on how to make electronic payments.

2. Mail: Make the check out to "Willamette University" and write your name and student ID number on the check Mail the check to: Willamette University; Student Accounts Office; 900 State Street; Salem, Oregon 97301.

3. Wire Transfer: You may wire funds in U.S. dollars from your bank to Willamette University. Contact the Student Accounts Office for information about wiring funds to Willamette University. Call 503-375-5308 or email

4. Payment Plan: Payment plans for fall semester are available for enrollment in July once fall semester charges have posted. Spring plans will become available in December as soon as spring charges post. Each semester you have the choice of setting up a payment plan of 5, 4 or 3 payments, with the final payment for each one being due in time to register for the following semester. If you prefer to spread your payments out over the course of 12 months, you will need to make estimated payments in May and June, prior to the start of the academic year. Student Access

The enrollment fee is $30 per semester for a total of $60 for the year. There are no finance charges, however a $50 fee is incurred for late payments.

For additional details about payment plans and how to sign up, please contact the Student Accounts Office

Direct Deposit of Student Account Refunds
Students who are eligible for a student account refund check can sign up for direct deposit. Information is available at For more information about direct deposit, the student refund policy, and instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit through WebAdvisor, please visit the following web page: If you have any questions please call the Office of Student Accounts at (503) 375-5308 or email

Please note that international students are not eligible to sign up for direct deposit due to international ACH transaction rules.

Late Fees
If a student fails to complete payment or make arrangements with the Business Office by 4 p.m. of the due date designated, a $50 late fee will be assessed and a 1% monthly finance charge will accrue. If payment is still not received within 30 days of the semester start date, the student may be disenrolled for nonpayment of fees. If you have any questions regarding this information please call the Office of Student Accounts and Loans at (503) 375-5308 or email

Willamette University Withdrawal Refund Policy
Students are admitted to Willamette with the understanding that they will remain until the end of the semester unless unforeseen circumstances necessitate their withdrawal or unless they are dismissed or suspended. Students who are suspended or expelled from the University forfeit all refunds of tuition and fees.

MBA students who want to completely withdraw from Willamette University (drop all courses at Willamette University) during a semester should submit the online Complete Withdrawal During a Semester form.

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.

3. If a student drops below full-time (8.0 credits) but remains enrolled, after the 10th day of the semester, they will not have their tuition charge adjusted but will be billed as a full-time student for the semester.

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. MBAP students seeking a medical withdrawal should contact Alex Subert, Assistant Dean and Director of Admission.

5. In the case of a student's death during a term, a full tuition refund will be granted to the student's estate.

6. 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 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 on the Salem campus.

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