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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.

Explore Willamette's financial aid options

Nearly all Willamette students receive financial aid including scholarships, student loans, or part-time employment to bridge the financial gap and make their education affordable.

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 Unit
    Tuition $24,000 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee1 $134 Per semester
    Food – Living on campus (14-meal plan) $3,740 Per semester
    Housing – Living on campus (Standard double room) $3,950 Per semester
    Residence Hall Fee $75 Per semester
         Sub-Total $31,878 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $63,756 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

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

    Other Tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24
    Part-time tuition3 per credit hour under 12 credits $2,000
    Overload tuition charges4 per credit hour over 18 credits $1,333
    Gifted scholar tuition: per credit hour (50% discount) $800
    Music lessons: per credit hour + $50 studio fee (14 weekly 30-minute lessons) $340

    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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

    3No extra tuition charge (overload) for course numbers followed by an "x" or music lessons.

    4Part-time enrollment requires approval from the Dean's Office. Financial Aid will be pro-rated for students enrolled part time.

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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

    Direct Costs

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

    Indirect Costs

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

    Other tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 12 credits $1,959 Per credit hour
    Overload charges per credit hour over 18 credits $1,306 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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

Graduate Cost of Attendance

  • College of Law

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

    Direct Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Tuition $25,432 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee1 $40 Per semester
         Sub-Total $25,472 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $50,944 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 Per year
    Books & Supplies $933 Per semester
    Housing, Food, Personal $9,810 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 Per semester
    CAFES Fee (optional) $25 Per semester

    Other Tuition & fee charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 10 credits $2,035 Per credit hour
    Overload charges per credit hour over 16 credits $2,035 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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

  • Computer Science

    Masters Degree in Computer Science

    Typical program length: 1 year

    Note: The figures below represent and estimated cost for the MS in Computer Science program and will be updated by spring 2024.

    Direct Costs

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

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $8,720 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 Per semester

    1Each semester's full-time tuition rate covers three courses per semester. Students will be charged more for four 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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

  • Data Science

    Masters Degree in Data Science

    Typical program length: 1 year

    Direct Costs

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

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $8,720 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 Per semester

    1Each semester's full-time tuition rate covers three courses per semester. Students will be charged more for four 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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

  • 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 Unit
    Tuition $24,544 Per semester
    Student Activity Fee1 $40 Per semester
         Sub-Total $24,584 Per semester
    ANNUAL COST (2 semesters) $49,168 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

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

    Other Tuition & Fee Charges

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Part-time tuition per credit hour under 9 credits $2,045 Per credit hour
    Overload charges per credit hour over 19 credits $2,045 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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

  • MBA for Professionals (MBA-P)

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 2 years

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

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Health Insurance2 $4,670 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $8,720 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $765 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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

  • 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 Unit
    Visual Studies MFA $2,556 $46,000 Per year
    Collaborative Design MFA $2,472 $44,500 Per year
    Print Media MFA $2,444 $44,000 Per year
    Applied Craft & Design MFA $2,472 $44,500 Per year
    Critical Studies MA $1,861 $33,500 Per year
    MA/MFA $37,600 Per Year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Books and Supplies $679 Per Year
    Student Activity Fee2 $100 Per Year
    Health Insurance3 $4,670 Per year
    Housing, Food, Personal $9,699 Per semester
    Personal Expenses $850 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester

    1PNCA graduate students are not charged overload tuition charges for FY23, but will be charged the per-credit rate in future years. Low Residency students are charged the FY23 summer/fall rates for the summer and fall of 2023.

    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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

  • 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 Unit
    Low Residency Visual Studies MFA $1,889 $34,000 Per year
    Low Residency Creative Writing MFA $1,694 $30,500 Per year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Low-Res Creative Writing: Housing, Food, Personal $23,028 Per year
    Low-Res Visual Studies: Housing, Food, Personal $16,362 Per year
    Books and Supplies $679 Per Year
    Personal Expenses $850 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester
    1Low Residency students are charged the FY24 summer/fall rates for the summer and fall of 2023.
  • 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 Unit
    Post Baccalaureate $2,613 $47,025 Per year

    Indirect Costs

    Description Cost: 2023-24 Unit
    Student Activity Fee2 $100 Per year
    Health Insurance3 $4,670 Per year
    Books and Supplies $679 Per Year
    Personal Expenses $850 Per semester
    Transportation $640 Per semester

    1PNCA graduate students are not charged overload tuition charges for FY23, but will be charged the per-credit rate in future years. Low Residency students are charged the FY23 summer/fall rates for the summer and fall of 2023.

    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: $1,503 for fall ’23 semester; $1,952 for spring ’24 semester.

Joint Degrees Cost of Attendance

  • BA/MBA

    Direct Costs

    Typical program length: 5 years

    Description Cost1
    Years 1-3 Tuition See Undergraduate > Salem cost table (above)
    Years 4-5 Tuition See Graduate > MBA ECCC cost table (above)

    1Semester amounts for joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2023-2024 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

  • BA/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 joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2023-2024 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

  • JD/MBA
    Description Cost1
    Year fully at AGSM See Graduate > MBA Early Career and Career Change (ECCC) cost table (above)
    Other program Years See Graduate > College of Law cost table (above)

    Student Activity Fees for joint degree participants are $43 per semester.

    1Semester amounts for joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2023-2024 for students in each year of the program. Indirect costs are listed in the sections above.

  • 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 See Graduate > Data Science cost table (above)

    1Semester amounts for joint degree programs refer to the semester tuition charges for academic year 2023-2024 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)

    1Students are charged the MBA-P rate until they take their 4th Data Science course. At that point, they are charged Data Science rates.

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