Tuition Payment

Tuition for the program selected is due by the first class meeting of semester or trimester unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Financial Aid or Bursar Office. Payment may be made with credit card, debit card, check, or money order made payable to West Coast University. Payments may be automatically debited from a valid pre-authorized credit card, submitted electronically each month on our secure student portal, or presented  in person to the Business Office during regular office hours.  

Depending on the campus attended, past due payments may result in the placement of registration, book voucher, and/or transcript holds.  

Note:  The University reserves the right to refuse payments from unverifiable sources.  Gift cards will not be accepted in amounts greater than $1,000 per term, either singularly or in combination with other gift cards.  

Veterans Entitled to Educational Assistance under Chapter 31 and Chapter 33

West Coast University permits any covered individual* to attend and participate in program-required courses beginning on the date the individual provides the campus Financial Aid Office a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.  
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.  

WCU will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.  

Note that this policy applies to the portion of tuition and fees expected to be paid for the term under Chapter 31 or 33.  Covered individuals whose educational assistance eligibility under Chapter 31 or 33 is less than the full amount billed for tuition and required fees each term may be required to remit payment or make other satisfactory arrangements to pay the difference between the amount of the student's financial obligation and the amount of the expected VA education benefit disbursement.  

*For purposes of this disclosure, a covered individual is any enrolled student who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill®  benefits.