Payment of Charges

Charges are due and payable prior to the beginning of each semester; mid-August for the fall semester and mid-January for the spring semester. Charges must be paid in full or arrangements completed for a deferred payment plan before each semester.

Full Payment: All charges, net of financial aid, must be paid by cash or check to the Business Office. Additionally, an online electronic payment option is available at for credit card or electronic checks. Please see the Business Office Student Accounts website, for current information.

Deferred payment plan: You may choose the deferred payment plan if you maintain a good payment history with the college. Each semester you may defer your tuition, room, and board charges, making four deferred payments. There is a $25 per semester set-up fee. All unpaid balances, covered by the deferred payment agreements, will be assessed finance charges equivalent to 5 percent per year. Failure to make deferred payments on a timely basis may result in the loss of the opportunity to establish a payment plan in future semesters. Our payment plan calculator at can give you an idea of what your four equal payments per semester will be. For more information, contact the Business Office — Student Accounts at

Student Account: Whitman College issues monthly email notices to students on the charges and credits to the student’s account. All unpaid balances over $100 will be assessed finance charges equivalent to 1 percent per month. It is the student’s responsibility to be knowledgeable about and to remain current in payment for charges to his or her Student Account. Registration in classes for upcoming semesters may be denied for failure to keep current on college accounts; and Graduates may be denied a diploma.

Transcripts for academic work done at Whitman will not be provided if there is an account balance owed to the college. Whitman College uses a collection agency to collect delinquent accounts and these costs may be added to the debt at the time it is referred to the collection agency. When appropriate, information concerning such past due accounts will be provided to credit bureaus.