Term-Based Tuition & Registration
How to Register for WWU Online: Term-Based Courses
Timeline and Schedule
The beginning and end dates for term-based online courses correspond with the academic schedule on campus and follow Western's general dates and deadlines, unless otherwise noted. For more information refer to the Registrar's Office Important Dates and Deadlines web page.
Online classes at Western are delivered using “Canvas,” a web-based instruction environment. Students will submit assignments, participate in discussions and take exams on a weekly basis in Canvas, per the syllabus and schedule, as outlined by the instructor.
Tuition and Fees
Fall 2020 through Spring 2021: $272 per credit
Tuition is due first day of classes
Legislative Action Fee $1 per quarter
Summer Session Only - Tuition and fee information through Summer Session
Registration for WWU Students
Current WWU students register through MyWestern -> Web4U. This is the same method of registration that is used for all other WWU courses.
Summer Only - Term-Based courses run through Summer Session
Registration for Non-Matriculated Students
Students not formally admitted to Western Washington University through the Admissions' Application are considered non-matriculated students.
Individuals wanting to take courses at WWU without pursuing a degree or certification may enroll during the fall/winter/spring quarters by filling out the Term-based Registration Form.
- Select a course: Online Courses
- Check ClassFinder to ensure that the course still has space available and that you have the all necessary prerequisites (if applicable). Please be aware that some online programs require permission of the instructor and/or department head.
Registration can be completed in one of two ways:
Attach form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Washington University
516 High Street, MS 9102
Bellingham, WA 98225
All WesternOnline courses are fully self-supporting, receiving no funds from the State Legislature. Therefore, tuition and fees for courses are different from than tuition charged for campus programs. Fees are subject to change as the result of action by the Washington State Legislature or by Western’s Board of Trustees.
Agency or institutional purchase orders are accepted for tuition payment. Reduced tuition programs such as state employee tuition waivers do not apply. Tuition does not include textbooks.
By registering, a student incurs a legal obligation to pay tuition and fees. This debt may be canceled only if the student officially withdraws before the appropriate course refund deadline.
Note: Courses in the departments of Accounting, Finance and Marketing, Decision Science, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management are not available to academically dismissed students.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Term-Based Online courses follow the same withdrawal and refund deadline as in-person campus courses. Important dates and deadlines are listed at the Registrar’s Office website.
You may withdraw through Web4u through the end of Phase III of registration with a full refund. Students who wish to make changes to their registration schedule after Phase III has ended need to fill out the appropriate e-sign form and send it to the Registrar's Office:
Official School Withdrawal Esign - Use this form if you need to withdraw from all of your courses.
Registration Course Changes Esign - Use this form if you need to drop courses.