Tuition Payments

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Whittier College is pleased to provide students the following tuition payment options.

As a condition to attend classes, a Tuition Payment Agreement must be completed, signed, and submitted, along with the tuition payment, to the Business Office at the beginning of each academic year by the published deadline.

A form will be mailed to you with the Fall Semester's billing statement. Additional forms are also available at the Business Office in Mendenhall.

Download the Financial Responsibility Agreement/Promissory Note

Read more about Tuition Protection Insurance and how it expands the scope of the College's tuition cancellation policy.

Whittier College offers monthly payment plan options for students/parents who wish to pay their costs in monthly installments.

Your student accounts via My.Whittier portal is where you can access the online payment site and enroll in payment plans. Students will need to provide access to proxy users. Proxy Access is needed to access the online payment site for parents (proxy) or other authorized payers. The payment plans are available to you for a small enrollment fee; there are no interest charges. A late fee will be applied when any monthly installment becomes past due.

The online Student Account will show the actual balance due for the term. If your balance changes after enrollment due to registration, financial aid, or payments, you may update the plan budget through your online Student Account on your My.Whittier portal to reflect the current account balance. Please contact the Business Office if you need assistance with adjusting the plan budget.

Fall Term Monthly Payment Plan

Six monthly installments with enrollment beginning April 15. The first installment is due in May. Installments are due monthly thereafter ending in October. 

Spring Term Monthly Payment Plan

Six monthly installments with enrollment beginning in October. The first installment is due in November. Installments are due monthly thereafter ending in April. 

Terms

Online enrollment fee is $35.

Six Month Payment Plan Fall Semester Spring Semester Payment Due Date Late Payment Date
Option One May - October November - April 10th of the month 25th of the month
Option Two July - December January - June 10th of the month 25th of the month

Payment plans that remain outstanding at the end of each semester and/or are not paid in full at the end of each semester are subject to collections. Enrollment after the start of the first payment will require payment of all months due from the start date of the plan. For example, enrolling an Option 2 plan in August will require the July payment to be paid up front.

Students may access the Online Student Account through their My.Whittier portal.

From within the Online Student Account, students may give access to parents or other authorized payers to make payments. After a student provides authorization, parents or other authorized payers may access the Online Student Account through a link that will be emailed after the student authorizes access. Look for an email from Transact Campus

One-time online payments may be made via ACH (electronic check) with no fee. Payments made using credit cards or debit cards will be processed through a third-party service. There is a convenience fee associated with using the third-party service.

In order to ensure the integrity of the wire transfer process, students or parents who plan to pay student charges via a domestic wire transfer are required to call the Business Office at 562.907.4207 to receive the College’s wire instructions.

You may also open an inquiry with the Business Office to receive instructions via email.

This service accessible through students’ Online Student Account using Flywire.

Students may access the Online Student Account through their My.Whittier portal. From within the Online Student Account, students may give access to parents or other authorized payers to make payments. After a student provides authorization, parents or other authorized payers may access the Online Student Account through a link that will be emailed after the student authorizes access. Look for an email from Transact Campus/CashNet.

To make an international payment, select “Foreign Currency” as the form of payment. International payments are processed by Flywire. To complete your payment, your information will be provided to Flywire and you will be directed to the Flywire website.

Payments by checks or money order may be sent directly to Whittier College.

Do not send cash or credit card information through mail or commercial carrier. Whittier College is not responsible for lost or stolen payments. Please include Student's Name AND Whittier College ID# on check or money order. Checks returned for non-sufficient funds will incur a $25 returned check fee. 

For payments mailed via the United States Postal Service (USPS)

Whittier College
Attn: Business Office/Cashier
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634

For payments mailed via all other carriers (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.)

Whittier College
Attn: Business Office/Cashier
7214 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602-1450

Students with on campus-employment may apply their student employment checks towards their tuition account.

To apply earnings to a tuition account, please complete the Student Employment Check Release form.

Employment checks applied to Student Accounts will reduce the current Term balance. If you are enrolled in an installment payment plan for the current Term, the remaining unbilled installments will be adjusted pro-rata to reflect the lower term balance. However, applied employment checks will not automatically satisfy outstanding installments that have been billed and are due. To apply an individual employment check that to an outstanding installment, you must contact the Business Office.