Main Student Account (AR)

This account is used for tuition, room and board, class fees and miscellaneous charges accrued by using your Whitman ID card to purchase things on campus. Finance charges are assessed monthly on balances over $100.

Student Accounts will mail paper bills twice a year. The first, our Annual Invoice, is mailed in June, with estimated costs for the entire school year, and includes estimated financial aid. This invoice will allow you to calculate the payment amount needed to clear your account for final registration for Fall semester.

*** Fall semester 2017 payment is due August 15, 2017 ***

We send another paper billing for Spring semester in mid-December. This one is a semester statement of account. The statement is forward-dated to include charges for the upcoming semester's charges, estimated financial aid credits, if applicable, and a payment amount needed to clear the Business Office Hold on Registration. You will receive this paper billing statement if you have preregistered for classes prior to December. Payment is due after the New Year's holiday, approximately two weeks before the first day of class. Though the campus is usually closed during Winter Break, we will receipt payments and process mail during this time.

*** Spring semester 2018 payment is due January 2, 2018 ***

If you would like a copy of this billing to be sent to a second address, please complete the Duplicate Billing Request form and return it to our office.

During the term, we notify students via email, once a month, of their account balance if there is an amount due. These notification emails will be sent around the first of the month starting in October for Fall semester, and February for Spring Semester. There will be no email in December, as that month we will be sending paper statements to home addresses via the US Postal Service for our Spring semester billing.

Our email notices will include the amount due as well as a link to our payment website. We currently only have the capability to send reminders to students at their Whitman email address. Please forward these emails to anyone who helps you manage your expenses. For those who wish to have a detailed list of charges that created the amount due, the reminder email will include instructions for accessing and printing your statement at my.whitman.edu. This online statement is 'live' and is updated as soon as items are posted/processed in our office.

Here's how to get to your account statement:

  • Log in at my.Whitman.edu with your user name and password. This site works best in Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • After logging in, click on the “Student Account” item in the left menu.
  • Enter a start date and select "Main Student Account" (one of three account types); if no start date is entered for the main account, you will get all the transactions from the time you first started at Whitman. Then click “View Statement.”
  • To forward a copy of your online statement via email, use the “Print” icon at the top of the page (not the print function in your browser) to print to a PDF document.

You may preregister for a coming semester regardless of your balance. However, you may not finalize your registration until the previous term's balance is paid in full.

Payment Plan (PP)

If you have asked Student Accounts to draft a four-month "Deferred Payment Plan" to pay your tuition over time, the agreed upon amount is moved from your Main Student Account to this one. You agree to make four, equal, monthly payments; the first is due on the Tuition Due Date, along with the signed contract, in order to clear your Business Office hold at the beginning of the semester. The remaining three payments are due on the 15th of each subsequent month. There is a $25 set-up fee each semester, for this service, and finance charges are assessed on a monthly basis. At the end of the fourth month of the agreement, any balance owing, or any credit balance from an overpayment, will be moved to your Main Student Account.

Students who have Deferred Payment Plan contract will receive a separate "payment-reminder" email for this account during the months that the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th payments are scheduled (September, October and November for Fall semester contracts; and February, March and April for Spring semester contracts).

Tuition, the ASWC fee, room and board charges are eligible to be financed in this manner. Charges for course fees, books, and FLEX dollars are not included in a payment plan agreement. Payment Plans are offered for Fall and Spring semesters.

Payment Plan Calculator * Request a Payment Plan

Rental Accounts (TER, CFR)

These accounts are for Off-Campus Whitman-owned properties, typically rented by upperclassmen. Find a list of properties and more information on this housing option, here.

Collection Policies

We strive to work with our students as much as possible. If you leave school, or graduate, with an amount owing, please contact us to work out payment arrangements.

IRS Form 1098T

This tax credit form is created after the end of the calendar year. All students are given an electronic form accessible on my.whitman.edu, as well as the option of a hard copy form mailed to their home address. They may change their selection of electronic-only, or a paper form, during each registration period. This is one of the items on their Registration check-list.

Students will be notified by email before the end of January each year once the current year's form is available, and given instructions to access it. All students will have continued access to this form, and prior year's forms, on my.whitman.edu, while they remain a student.

Whitman has chosen to report qualified charges assessed on this tax form, not payments received. Please include this form when compiling your taxes each year.

If we do not have your Social Security number on file, we may not be able to generate this form for you. Please contact us to make sure we have your SSN on file. If we don't, please complete the W-9S form and return it to our office to ensure you receive this form.

These forms are generated for US citizens only. For information on similar tax issues for international students, please contact the Intercultural Center, or Laura Nix.

Other Services

Order paper checks and bring them with you to school, especially if your bank does not have a branch in Walla Walla. The Business Office will cash personal checks made out to currently enrolled students for amounts up to $200. So if you'd like to avoid the ATM fee, come write us a check instead. Or if you receive a birthday check, we can cash it for you!

Need something notarized? We have a notary in our office.

Have a lot of coins? We have coin rolls! Please have your coins counted and separated before you come in.

Need to break that twenty dollar bill? We can make change for you.