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Payment Options

Undergraduate 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, fees, housing and meals) across more manageable monthly installments.

WAU has partnered 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, visit

Payment of Financial Aid

Except for Federal Work-Study, loans and outside scholarships, financial aid administered by the Student Financial Services office 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.



A five percent (5.0%) discount may be received by paying an entire semester’s expenses at the time the student financially clears. The total expense on which to base the discount is calculated after known scholarships and federal subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans are deducted. Please contact Accounting Services or speak to your student financial services advisor for exact amounts.


Student Financial Services
Address:Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Local Phone: 301-891-4005
General Fax: 301-891-4167

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



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