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A Willamette education offers enduring value. Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs learn from exceptional teachers and apply their skills in real-world settings. As graduates, they find success as confident, self-directed and engaged global citizens.

We offer generous financial aid to make this life-changing experience affordable. The upcoming year's tuition and fees schedules are posted in late spring.

Note: Direct costs are billed to you by the university. Indirect costs are estimated expenses such as books, supplies, food, personal expenses, and transportation that you will likely incur as a student, but are not part of your university billing statement.

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Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

    Direct Costs

    Full-time (12 to 18 credit hours)
    Typical program length
    : 4 years

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition $24,000 $25,440 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee1 $134 $138 Per semester
    Food – Living on campus (14-meal plan) $3,740 $3,925 Per semester
    Housing – Living on campus6 (Standard double room) $3,950 $4,150 Per semester
    Residence Hall Fee $75 $75 Per semester
         Sub-Total $31,878 $33,728 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $63,756 $67,456 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Books & Supplies $589 $611 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 $792 Per semester
    CAFES Fee (optional) $25 $25 Per semester

    Other Tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25
    Part-time tuition3: per credit hour under 12 credits $2,000 $2,120
    Overload tuition charges4: per credit hour over 18 credits $1,333 $1,413
    Gifted scholar tuition: per credit hour (50% discount) $800 $1,060
    Music lessons5: per credit hour + $50 studio fee (14 weekly 30-minute lessons) $340 $375
    Bearcat Book Bundle7: (optional) per credit hour $20

    1The Student Activity Fee is charged to all students enrolled for 6 or more credit hours in a semester.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’24 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

    3Part-time enrollment requires approval from the Dean's Office. Financial Aid will be pro-rated for students enrolled part time.

    4No extra tuition charge (overload) for course numbers followed by an "x" or music lessons.

    5Music Majors can take 2 credit hours of music lessons without being charged any music lesson fees. They are still charged the music studio fee.

    6Requires a $300 refundable dorm deposit.

    7No credit charge for course numbers followed by an "x" or music lessons.

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

    Full-time (12 to 18 credit hours)
    Typical program length: 4 years

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition $23,513 $24,453 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee1 $50 $50 Per semester
    Housing2 (Shared bedroom unit) $5,825 $6,115 Per semester
    Residence Hall Fee $75 $75 Per semester
         Sub-Total $29,463 $30,693 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $58,929 $61,386 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance3 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Books and Supplies $679 $704 Per semester
    Food $3,631 $3,765 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $850 $881 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester

    Other tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 12 credits $1,959 $2,038 Per credit hour
    Overload charges per credit hour over 18 credits $1,306 $1,359 Per credit hour

    1This fee is charged to all students enrolled for 6 or more credit hours in a semester.

    2Requires $300 refundable security deposit.

    3Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

Graduate Cost of Attendance

  • College of Law

    Full-time (10-16 credit hours)
    Typical program length: 3 years

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition $25,432 $26,950 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee 1 $40 $40 Per semester
         Sub-Total $25,472 $26,990 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $50,944 $53,980 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance 2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Books & Supplies $933 $968 Per semester
    Housing, Food, Personal $9,810 $10,174 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 $792 Per semester
    CAFES Fee (optional) $25 $25 Per semester

    Other Tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 10 credits $2,035 $2,150 Per credit hour
    Overload charges per credit hour over 16 credits $2,035 $2,150 Per credit hour

    1The Student Activity Fee is charged to all students enrolled for 5 or more credit hours in a semester.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • Computer Science

    Masters Degree in Computer Science

    Typical program length: 1 year

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition1 $17,100 $17,955 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (3 semesters) $51,300 $53,865 Per year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $8,720 $9,043 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 $792 Per semester

    1Each semester's full-time tuition rate covers three courses per semester. Students will be charged $5,985 per additional course.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • Data Science

    Masters Degree in Data Science

    Typical program length: 1 year

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition1 $17,100 $17,955 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (3 semesters) $51,300 $53,865 Per year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $8,720 $9,043 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 $792 Per semester

    1Each semester's full-time tuition rate covers three courses per semester. Students will be charged $5,985 per additional course.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • MBA Early Career and Career Change (ECCC)

    Full-time Early Career/Career Change & Full-time BA/MBA (9-19 credit hours)
    Typical program length: 2 years

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition $24,544 $24,550 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee1 $40 $40 Per semester
         Sub-Total $24,584 $24,590 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $49,168 $49,180 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Books & Supplies $909 $943 Per semester
    Housing, Food, Personal $9,810 $10,174 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 $792 Per semester
    CAFES Fee (optional) $25 $25 Per semester

    Other Tuition & Fee Charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 9 credits $2,045 $2,046 Per credit hour
    Overload charges per credit hour over 19 credits $2,045 $2,046 Per credit hour

    1The Student Activity Fee is charged to all students enrolled for 4.5 or more credit hours in a semester.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • MBA for Professionals (MBA-P)

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 2 years

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition1 $14,080 $14,500 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (3 semesters) $42,240 $43,500 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $8,720 $9,043 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 $792 Per semester

    1Each semester's full-time tuition rate covers two courses per semester. Students will be charged more for three courses in a semester.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • MBA 1-Year Program

    Direct Costs

    Program length: 1 year1

    Description Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition $59,950 Per Year
    Student Activity Fee2 $80 Per Year
    ANNUAL COST (3 semesters) $60,030 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Health Insurance3 $4,208 Per year
    Books & Supplies $943 Per semester
    Housing, Food, Personal $10,174 Per semester
    Transportation $664 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $792 Per semester
    CAFES Fee (optional) $25 Per semester

    Other Tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2024-25
    Part-time tuition – per credit hour under 15 credits $1,665  
    Overload charges – per credit hour over 20 credits $1,665  

    1The MBA 1-year program begins Fall 2024. The course structure is 15 credits in the Fall, 16 credits in Spring, and 16 credits in Summer.

    2The Student Activity Fee is charged to all students enrolled for 4.5 or more credit hours in a semester. This fee only applies to the Spring and Fall semesters—not Summer term.

    3Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • PNCA Graduate programs

    Full-time tuition charges (9-18 credit hours)
    Typical program length: 2 years

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost per credit1 Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Visual Studies MFA $2,556 $46,000 $48,300 Per year
    Collaborative Design MFA $2,472 $44,500 N/A - Program discontinued Per year
    Print Media MFA $2,444 $44,000 $48,300 Per year
    Applied Craft & Design MFA $2,472 $44,500 N/A - Program discontinued Per year
    Critical Studies MA $1,861 $33,500 $35,175 Per year
    Critical Studies + MFA $37,600 $38,640 Per Year
    Student Activity Fee2 $100 $50 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Books and Supplies $679 $704 Per Year
    Health Insurance3 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $9,699 $10,058 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $850 $792 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester

    1Visual Studies MFA and Print Media MFA overload charges = $2,683; Critical Studies MA overload charges = $1,954; Dual MA/MFA overload charges = $2,147. These will be charged for any credits over the full-time load of 9 credits per semester.

    2This fee is charged to all students enrolled for 6 or more credit hours in a semester.

    3Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

  • PNCA Low-Res Graduate programs

    Full-time tuition charges (9-18 credit hours)
    Typical program length: 2 years

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost per credit1 Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Low Residency Visual Studies MFA $1,889 $34,000 $35,700 Per year
    Low Residency Creative Writing MFA $1,694 $30,500 $20,000* Per year

    *Tuition Reset

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Low-Res Creative Writing: Housing &  Food $23,028 $23,864 Per year
    Low-Res Visual Studies: Housing & Food $16,362 $16,956 Per year
    Books and Supplies $679 $1,408 Per Year

    1Low Residency students are charged the FY25 fall/spring rates for the summer/fall term of 2024.

    2Low Residency students are not eligible for University health insurance.

  • PNCA Post-Baccalaureate program

    Direct Costs

    Full-time tuition charges (9-18 credit hours)
    Typical program length: 1 year

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost per credit1 Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Post Baccalaureate $2,613 $47,025 $24,450* Per year

    *Tuition Reset

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Cost: 2024-25 Unit
    Student Activity Fee1 $100 $100 Per year
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 $4,208 Per year
    Books and Supplies $679 $704 Per Year
    Personal Expenses $850 $792 Per semester
    Transportation $640 $664 Per semester

    1This fee is charged to all students enrolled for 6 or more credit hours in a semester.

    2Willamette's health insurance cost can be waived for students with proof of insurance coverage under an existing personal or family plan. University health Insurance billing includes a $50 per-semester administration fee. Insurance is billed to students enrolled for six or more credit hours and to all international students, regardless of credit load. Insurance rates for international students: $1,356 for Fall ’24 semester; $1,761 for spring ’25 semester. Health insurance is based on term length and may vary between semesters.

Joint Degrees Cost of Attendance

  • BA/MBA

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 5 years

    Description Cost1
    Years 1-4 Tuition See Undergraduate > Salem cost table (above)
    Year 5 Tuition See Graduate > MBA ECCC cost table (above)

    1Semester amounts for joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2024-2025 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

  • JD/MBA

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 4 years

    Description COST: 2024-25 Unit
    Tuition $26,462 Per semester
    Student Activity Mandatory Fee $43 Per semester
         Sub-Total $26,505 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters)1 $53,010 Per year

    JD/MBA part-time/overload rates and health insurance rules

    Student activity fees and Health Insurance are charged to students enrolled in 4.5 credits or more in a term. Overload/part-time charges are applied using these rules:

    Description COST: 2024-25
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 9 credits $2,098
    Overload charges per credit hour over 19 credits $2,098

    1The Law summer sessions are optional and are in addition to the normal academic year course load. These courses are charged at the Law per credit tuition rate.

  • MBA/MSDS

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 5 semesters

    Description Cost1
    Semesters 1-4 Tuition See Graduate > MBA Early Career and Career Change (ECCC) cost table (above)
    Summer Semester Tuition $2,046 per credit

    1Semester amounts for joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2024-2025 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

  • MBAP/MSDS

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 5 semesters

    Description Cost1
    Classes prior to 4th Data Science class See Graduate > MBA for Professionals (MBA-P) cost table (above)
    Classes starting at the 4th Data Science class See Graduate > Data Science cost table (above)

    1Semester amounts for joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2024-2025 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

    Students are charged the MBA-P rate until they take their 4th Data Science course. At that point, they are charged Data Science rates.

Accelerated Degree Cost of Attendance

  • BS/MSDS (3+1)

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 4 years + 1 semester

    Description Cost1
    Years 1-4 Tuition See Undergraduate > Salem cost table (above)
    Summer Semester Tuition See Graduate > Data Science cost table (above)

    1Semester amounts for accelerated degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2024-2025 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

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