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Financial Information & Payment Schedules

Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2016-17

The following tuition and fee schedule has been approved by the Westminster Seminary California Board of Trustees for the 2015-16 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change for subsequent academic years.

$425.00 Tuition cost per unit/credit hour
$212.50 Audit fee (per unit, non-refundable)

Listener’s Pass on select Evening Courses (per course [1 or 2 units] and non-refundable)

Application Fees:

$30.00 Application for Admission fee (non-refundable)
$15.00 Visiting Student Application fee (non-refundable)

Enrollment Deposit (refundable with official withdrawal approval and will be applied to ensuing graduation fees)

Required Student Fees:

$25.00 Student Association fee (per semester for all degree program students,non-refundable after second week of the semester)
$25.00 Library fee (per semester for all students)
$25.00 Technology fee (per semester for all students)

Commencement fee (paid through the Enrollment Deposit)

Other Fees:

$50.00 Late registration fee (see Academic Policies and the Academic Calendar for registration deadlines)
$15.00 Add/Drop fee (per transaction)
$15.00 Degree program change fee
$5.00 Official Transcript fee
1.5% Service fee on unpaid balance

*FE691 Pastoral Internship (One-time registration required for all M.Div. students, 2nd semester of 1st year)

Terms of Payment

Tuition and fees are due one week prior to the start of each semester. Payments for winter and summer term classes must be paid in full by the first day of class. Payments may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Students unable to pay the full semester’s charges should make prior arrangements with the business office to fulfill their financial responsibilities through a deferred-payment plan. The deferred-payment plan allows students to defer up to 66% of their tuition charges. A minimum 34% of tuition, plus fees, must be paid one week prior to the start of the term. The remaining balance of tuition must be in two 33% monthly payments. A 1.5% service charge will be added to the unpaid balance each month. No individual who has unpaid financial obligations to the Seminary or library shall be permitted to register, take final examinations, receive a degree, or be issued an official transcript. Final exams will not be re-administered to any student at a later date.


A student who gives the Registrar written notification of his or her withdrawal from courses during any academic term, or of a desire to change his/her enrollment in a course from credit to audit status, will receive a tuition refund according to the following schedules. If the student withdraws from a course before the class has met, all tuition will be refunded (this does not include a refund of Drop Fees, Audit Fees, Listener’s Passes, or Enrollment Deposit unless the withdrawal form has been completed and submitted). The Student Association Fee will not be refunded after the first two weeks of the academic period. Refunds owed for Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS Loans are not calculated according to WSC’s tuition refund schedule. Federal Student Aid recipients should see the Financial Aid Coordinator for information on refunds or payments due.

Payment & Refund Calendar 2016-17

Term Payment Due
Summer 2016 July 26, 2016
Fall 2016 August 25, 2016
Winter 2017 1st Day of Class
Spring 2017 Februaryy 3, 2017


Refunds Calendar 2016-17

Refund %
Summer 2016/Greek I
Fall 2016
Winter 2017
Spring 2017



Winter refunds are listed below and are based upon first day of class and length of course.

8/1 and after
9/29 and after
3/7 and after

* For courses of other duration please see below

Winter 2017

Two and Three Week Courses

100% end of the 2nd day of class
60% end of the 3rd day of class
40% end of the 5th day of class
none after the 5th day of class

* No withdrawal without academic penalty after the 5th day of class


One Week Courses

100% end of the 1st day of class
60% end of the 2nd day of class
40% end of the 3rd day of class
none last day of class and after

* No withdrawal without academic penalty after the 4th day of class

Full Summer – Directed Studies

100% 1st week of June
80% June
60% July
40% end of scheduled Summer term

* No withdrawal without academic penalty after July