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.

Scholarship and Discount Programs
$12,000 Dean's Achievement Scholarship 
Recipients of the MBA for Professionals "Dean's Achievement Scholarship" receive a scholarship of $2,000 per semester. The scholarship is awarded for a maximum of six consecutive semesters (beginning with the semester of entry) and the maximum value of the scholarship is $12,000. The scholarship is automatically renewable within the six semester limit of the program and requires full-time enrolment in the MBAP program. All recipients have excellent credentials and a GMAT score of 600 (or GRE score of 50th percentile) or higher.

George and Colleen Hoyt Not-for-Profit Scholarship
The George and Colleen Hoyt Not-for-Profit Scholarships are awarded to qualified MBAP students who have significant experience in not-for-profit organizations and who exhibit a commitment to serving not-for-profit organizations. Scholarship applications will be available each August and awarded for the September term. Currently enrolled, admitted and prospective students are encourage to apply. 

$6,000 MBAP Multiple Student Discount
The MBA for Professionals Multiple Student Discount is available for each student who enrolls from an organization or family when two or more individuals begin the program the same semester. Collaboration and a strong support system allows a greater opportunity for success. This tuition discount is awarded throughout the duration of the program. Please contact an admissions representative to apply for the multiple student discount.

$6,000 Early Action Discount
The MBA for Professionals Early Action Discount is provided to admitted and enrolled applicants for either the January or September cohorts. To qualify, an applicant must submit a completed online application and official copies of ALL supplemental materials by the October 31st application deadline for the January semester, or May 31st application deadline for the September semester. This tuition discount is awarded throughout the duration of the program. Please contact an admissions representative to learn more about the Early Action Discount.

$6,000 Alumni Discount
The MBA for Professionals Alumni Discount is award to admitted applicants who graduated with a degree from Willamette University (undergraduate or graduate). This tuition discount is awarded throughout the duration of the program. Alumni who apply and provide Willamette transcripts as part of the admission process will automatically be awarded the discount if eligible. 

Note: Willamette University employees are not eligible for participation in the Dean's Achievement Scholarship program. In addition, MBA-P students participating in tuition discount programs, or who are recipients of other Willamette University scholarship funds, including funds provided in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon scholarship program for veterans, may be limited on the number of scholarships or discounts in which they are eligible to accrue.

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.

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.

The following payment options are available:

1) Online Payment – You can access Willamette’s online payment system and find instructions on how to make electronic payments at the Student Accounts Billing Website

2) By Check (Mail or In Person): You can pay by check through the mail or by coming to the Student Accounts window at Waller Hall. Make the check out to Willamette University and write your name and student ID number on the check. If paying by mail, mail the check to: Willamette University; Student Accounts Office; 900 State Street; Salem, Oregon 97301

3) flywire or wire transfer: International students may make a payment through flywire (by peerTransfer). Willamette University partners with flywire to save international students money on exchange rates and bank fees. International students can also wire funds in U.S. dollars from their bank to Willamette University. Please contact the Student Account Office at, or 503-375-5308, for wiring instructions.

4) Payment Plan – An alternative payment option is Willamette’s monthly payment plan.  Payment plans for fall semester are available for enrollment in July once fall semester charges have been posted. Spring plans will become available in December as soon as spring charges are posted. Each semester you will have the choice of setting up a payment plan of 5, 4, or 3 payments, with the final payment for each on being due in time to register for the following semester.

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.

If you have any questions please call the Office of Student Accounts and Loans at (503) 375-5308 or email

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

If you have questions please call the Office of Student Accounts and Loans at (503) 375-5308 or email

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, Senior Associate Dean.

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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