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Tuition & Fees

Traditional Undergraduate Costs 2014-2015

Cost of Attendance

 Residence HallNon-Residence HallOff-Campus
Semester Year Semester Year Semester Year
Tuition $9,997.50 $19,995 $9,997.50 $19,995 $9,997.5 $19,995
General Fee* $350 $700 $350 $700 $350 $700
Technology Fee $350 $700 $350 $700 $350 $700
Health Insurance Fee** $1,303 $1,303 $1,303
Books $600 $1,200 $600 $1,200 $600 $1,200
Room and Board $4,100 $8,200
Transportation $250 $500 $250 $500
Miscellaneous Costs $500 $1,000 $250 $500 $250 $500
Total Estimated Costs $15,897.50 $31,795 $11,797.50 $23,595 $11,797.50 $23,595

*Note Less than six hours, $175 per semester general fee.

**Health insurance fee will be removed if student provides proof of own policy. Insurance is billed in full in the fall semester for the full academic year--students who leave at the end of the first semester will not receive a refund. Students that begin in the Spring semester will be charged the $652 rate. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Professional Studies Program

Tuition and Fees

 SemesterYear
Tuition* $2,670 $5,340
General/Technology Fee** $275
Books $600 $1,200
Total Estimated Costs $3,270 $6,815

*Based on 6 credits per semester or 12 hours for the year ($430/credit hour)

**One time only fee

Living Expenses

Living expenses vary, depending on a student's preference for housing. An average calculation for living in the Washington metropolitan area includes:

Housing, meals, transportation and personal expenses: $16,760

 

Graduate Program Costs

Tuition and Fees

 SemesterYear
Tuition* $3,570 $7,140
General/Technology Fee** $275
Books $600 $1,200
Total Estimated Costs $4,170 $8,615

*Based on 6 credits per semester for 12 credits for the year ($590/credit hour)

**One time only fee

Living Expenses

Living expenses vary, depending on a student's preference for housing. An average calculation for living in the Washington metropolitan area includes:

Housing, meals, transportation and personal expenses: $16,760

 

Financial Clearance Instructions

Financial Clearance Process

  1. If you have completed your FAFSA, the next step is to receive an estimated award letter or an official award letter from Washington Adventist University. If you have not completed a FAFSA, then you must complete one so that Student Financial Services can award you. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete a 2014-2015 FAFSA application. You will need your 2013 tax returns to complete the form.

  2. All health insurance information including immunizations must be turned in to the Student Life Office (WH Rm 428) each year before the financial clearance process is complete.

  3. Meet with you advisor and register for your classes.
  4. Registration is NOT FINAL until a signed Financial Clearance Agreement and Promissory Note has been turned in to Student Financial Services with the payment arrangements specified on that agreement.

There are three options for paying your first payment or your full remaining balance:

  • Full payment in cash, check, or credit card with 5% discount (online or at the cashier window) after financial aid is calculated.

 

  • Sallie Mae Tuition Time Payment Plan (TTP Plan)

 

  • Direct Parent PLUS or Alternative/Signature Loan

 

If you choose to enroll in the Tuition Time Payment plan, log on to https://tuitionpay.salliemae.com/wau and click on Enroll Now. You may also enroll by calling Sallie Mae at 1-800-635-0120. If you enroll by July 1, there is a 10 month payment plan, after August 1st, it becomes a 9 month payment plan. There is a one-time $100 enrollment fee. Please contact the Student Financial Services office if you are not able make the monthly payment amount. Additional funding may be available. Students who default on the payment plan may be withdrawn from classes until their accounts are financially current.

New students will be required to complete Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Entrance Counseling. You will find the e-MPN and Entrance Counseling at https://studentloans.gov or on our website under Costs & Financial Planning, Important Links.

 

All students should be registered and financially cleared before classes begin. We encourage you to contact the Student Financial Services office to start your clearance as early as possible so you can avoid the long lines. Remember, you will not be able to move into the dorm until you are entirely financially cleared, even if a coach or employer asks you to return to school early.

 

Students who are eligible to receive Seventh-day Adventist employee subsidy should fill out the Education Subsidy form and return it to us. The Subsidy form is available online on the Financial Aid page of our website (click on Important Links).

 

Once Student Financial Services confirms your clearance, you will be able to get your student ID, purchase books in the bookstore, and move into your dorm room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Payment Plan

Paying for the cost of a degree requires fiscal planning as well as sound financial tools and a commitment on our part to providing financial customer services.


WAU Monthly Payment Plan

The WAU Monthly Payment Plan allows WAU students and their parents to spread out annual college costs (tuition, fees, housing and meals) across more manageable monthly installments.

WAU has partnered with Sallie Mae to manage the payment plan. The monthly payment plan allows payments to be spread over up to ten months per year. The first payment for the fall semester is due in July, and the first payment for the spring semester is due in January.  As long as the sum of your payments covers each semester balance, you are not subject to interest or late fees. For more information, visit https://tuitionpay.salliemae.com/wau.


Payment of Financial Aid

Except for Federal Work-Study, loans and outside scholarships, financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services is usually applied automatically to the student’s account throughout the semester. The following awards are deducted from the bill: University scholarships and grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Pell Grants, and Federal SEOG. Other aid, such as state grants, Federal Stafford Direct Loans and private scholarships and loans cannot be credited to your account until the funds are received and/or verification has been completed. Federal Work-Study funds are not applied to your account: funds are paid as wages based on the number of hours the student worked.

Payment Options

Paying for the cost of a degree requires fiscal planning as well as sound financial tools and a commitment on our part to providing financial customer services.

WAU Monthly Payment Plan

The WAU Monthly Payment Plan allows WAU students and their parents to spread out annual college costs (tuition and fees) across more manageable monthly installments.

WAU has partnered with Sallie Mae to manage the payment plan. The monthly payment plan allows payments to be spread over three months per session.  As long as the sum of your payments covers each semester balance, you are not subject to interest or late fees. For more information, visit http://www.salliemae.com/TuitionPay.

How to Apply for Assistance

WAU encourages applicants to the University to apply for financial aid. In order to be considered, you must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Filing this form by the deadline date will enable us to consider you for all types of need-based aid. WAU’s Office of Student Financial Services reviews the family financial circumstances of each admitted student and determines your financial need based on information supplied by the FAFSA.

If you have not yet filed your current year taxes (2011), you can estimate your income on the FAFSA by using year-to-date pay stubs and bank statements and comparing data with last year’s federal taxes. Please be as accurate as possible; variances with finalized information can result in an adjusted award.

DEADLINES

FALL Admittance

March 1

  • FAFSA
  • MD State Scholarship Applications Due

July 1

  • 10 Month Payment Plan Begins

August 29-30

  • Registration/Financial Clearance

November 7

  • First Day to Drop without losing Financial Aid

Additional Application Information

  • Be sure to meet all deadlines in order to receive full financial aid consideration.
  • During processing, additional documentation may be required. The Office of Student Financial Services will inform you if additional items are needed.