Payment Options

Undergraduate Payment Options

Paying for the cost of a degree requires fiscal planning, sound financial tools, and a commitment by WAU’s Student Financial Services office to provide 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 partners with Higher One 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, please visit

Payment of Financial Aid

Except for Federal Work-Study, private loans, and outside scholarships, financial aid administered by the Student Financial Services office is usually applied automatically to your account throughout the semester.

The following awards are deducted from the bill:

  • University scholarships and grants
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal SEOG
  • Other aid, such as state grants

Federal Stafford Direct Loans, private scholarships, and private loans cannot be credited to your account until the funds are received, and 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 worked.


For more information about financial aid at WAU, email, or call 301.891.4005 or 1-800-835-4212 to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor.

Student Financial Services
Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-891-4005
Toll-Free: 800-835-4212
General Fax: 301-560-5364