Welcome to the Student Business Office

Thank you for visiting the Student Business Office (SBO) website.  We are here to help you navigate your charges, payments, credit balances, and more.  Did you know you can accomplish most of your business with us online?  You can make your Western Account payments online, book an appointment to discuss your Western Account with one of our specialist, or visit our How To library for helpful videos. 

Still have questions? We are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by email at sbo@wwu.edu and phone at 360-650-2865.

Summer Quarter Payment Plan Enrollment Opens June 16th!


Plan ahead with Western’s Payment Plan and make your summer quarter finances a warm summer breeze! This convenient option allows you to spread your tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan charges into two manageable installments. Enrollment is easy through your Western Account Online—just head to Web4U > Student Accounts > Western Account Online. Visit our Payment Plan webpage for more details and don’t miss out—enrollment closes on July 2nd!

Financial Aid, Payments & Housing webinar registration is now open!

Join the Financial Aid Department, Student Business Office, and University Residences to learn how to navigate a successful first year at WWU!

Checklist 4 Success

Release of Financial Information

Complete this esign form to allow the Student Business Office to speak with authorized individuals regarding your account.

Authorization to Apply Financial Aid Funds

Complete this esign form to allow financial aid funds to pay for more than just tuition, fees, and room & board.

Payer Invitation

Designate a parent or other third party to receive statement notifications, view your balance, and make payments to your account.

Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit to prevent a delay in receiving refunds applied to your Western Account Online, including refunds from excess financial aid disbursements. Visit  refundselection.com to enroll.

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Summer 2024 Important Dates

June 16: Payment Plan enrollment opens

June 21: Financial aid will begin disbursing to accounts

June 25: Tuition and fees, housing and meal plan charges due

July 1: Last day to withdraw from WWU or drop a class with full refund (ends at midnight)

July 15: Last day to pay account before late charges are assessed

July 12: Last day for half-tuition refund when dropping a class (fees are not refunded)

Visit the Registrars Office website for a full list of important dates and deadlines

Questions about paying on time?

Visit our When, Where and How to Pay page to learn more!

Mandatory fees? What are those?

Find out what fees are charged based on your course load. If you have a question, book a virtual appointment today and a Billing Specialist will go over your student account with you.

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Virtual Scheduler

Book a virtual meeting to discuss your Western Account with one of our specialists.

Note: Virtual meeting times may be limited at this time

Schedule a Meeting

2023 Financial Aid, Payments & Housing Webinar Recordings

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