Washburn Tech offers educational opportunities that you cannot afford to miss. If you are just out of high school or an adult going back to school, you will find our tuition costs among the lowest in the state. We also offer a variety of financial aid options and scholarships.

If you are a high school student, who meets specific requirements, your tuition for most courses is free! Thanks to a Kansas Senate bill called Excel in CTE, the state of Kansas picks up the tab for high school students who meet Kansas residency requirements for enrollment in any tiered career technical course. However, textbook, program and other fees may apply.

  • Tuition (post-secondary) - $148 per credit hour
  • Tuition (high school) – FREE for tiered courses
  • Materials/technology fee - $22 per credit hour
  • Testing/certification/program-related fees – vary per program
  • Books/supplies/tools - vary per program

Tuition and fees are established by the Washburn University Board of Regents and are subject to change by the Board of Regents.

 

Payment Options

Washburn Tech offers several options for the payment of student account balances. Accepted payment methods include cash, checks (made payable to Washburn Tech or electronic through WU-View), debit cards and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express payments through WU-View only). Please note that daily transaction limits on your bank account may restrict the amount that can be paid when using a debit card, regardless of whether you are paying at the cashier window or online. In order to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, no debit or credit card payments will be taken over the phone. Holds may not be immediately cleared after payments made via check or webcheck are received. So we can ensure the payment clears your bank, please allow a minimum of 7 days for the hold to be released. A $30 fee will be charged to the student account for each check (paper or electronic) returned for any reason.

Payments may be made to the cashier in the Washburn Tech Business Office in Building A. Accepted payment methods include cash, checks (made payable to Washburn Tech), money orders or PIN-based debit cards.

Please note that daily transaction limits on your bank account may restrict the amount that can be paid when using a debit card.

Credit card payments must be made online through WU-View.

Log in to WU-View to pay by electronic check, signature debit card or credit card, or to set up a payment plan for the current term. Debit cards can only be used for online payments if a Visa or Mastercard logo is on the front of the card.

Please note that daily transaction limits on your bank account may restrict the amount that can be paid when using a debit card.

Payments made with credit cards will be charged a convenience fee of 2.85% ($3 minimum) of the total payment. View the credit card policy for more information regarding online payments.

Payments can be mailed to the Washburn Tech Business Office, 5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka, Kan. 66604.

Please be sure to include the student’s name and Washburn Identification Number (WIN).

Please make checks payable to Washburn Tech.

Regardless of the postmark, payments received when the institution is closed for winter break will not be processed until the the institution reopens in January and will not be included in Box 1 of the 1098-T form for the previous calendar year.

Wire transfers from U.S. banks only may be sent directly to Washburn Tech using these instructions. Please contact the Business Office at 785.670.3363 and alert us to the incoming payment so that the correct student account will be credited.
Our office also facilitates payments made by the military, employers, third parties and Section 529 Plans  (such as Learning Quest). Please contact our office for assistance with any of these payments.

Important Dates & Deadlines

For all students, tuition and fee charges must be paid, or a payment plan set up, by the published payment deadline in order to avoid a late fee. It is important to remember that, unlike many institutions, students are not dropped from classes for non-payment. No paper bills are sent, but electronic statements are sent to the Washburn email address of all students with a balance prior to the payment deadline and near the end of each month in the term. Copies of eBills (in PDF format) are available for students and authorized users in WU-View.

CHARGES ASSESSED
Week of July 27, 2020

FINANCIAL AID REFUNDS
Financial aid refunds available via direct deposit beginning August 4, 2020; refund checks will be available for pick-up on August 10, 2020 after 10 a.m. (photo ID required) in the business office on the Huntoon campus.

PAYMENT DEADLINE (if no payment plan set up)
August 28, 2020

LAST DATE TO SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN
August 28, 2020

PAYMENT PLAN INSTALLMENT DATES
4-Payment Plan
   September 1, 2020 - 1st Installment 
   October 1, 2020 - 2nd Installment
   November 2, 2020 - 3rd Installment
   December 1, 2020 - 4th Installment
3-Payment Plan
   October 1, 2020 - 1st Installment 
   November 2, 2020 - 2nd Installment
   December 1, 2020 - 3rd Installment

CHARGES ASSESSED
Week of December 14, 2020

FINANCIAL AID REFUNDS
Financial aid refunds available via direct deposit beginning January 12, 2021; refund checks will be available for pick-up on January 13, 2021 after 10 a.m. (photo ID required) in the business office on the Huntoon campus.

PAYMENT DEADLINE (if no payment plan set up)
January 29, 2021

LAST DATE TO SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN
January 29, 2021

PAYMENT PLAN INSTALLMENT DATES
4-Payment Plan
   February 1, 2021 - 1st Installment 
   March 1, 2021 - 2nd Installment
   April 1, 2021 - 3rd Installment
   May 3, 2021 - 4th Installment
3-Payment Plan
   March 1, 2021 - 1st Installment 
   April 1, 2021 - 2nd Installment
   May 3, 2021 - 3rd Installment

Business Office

Washburn Tech's Business Office is located in the west wing of Building A. To make an appointment with the cashier, call Kathy Iwig at 785.670.3363 or katherine.iwig@washburn.edu.

Office Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

photo of Business Office

Billing Timeline

Washburn Tech's Business Office typically assesses charges to student accounts between three and four weeks prior to the start of the term. Our office prepares only electronic billing statements (eBills) for most students and no paper bills are sent.

  • Electronic bills (called eBills) are generated through WU-View, the online payment system, and are sent to the student's Washburn email address.  If students add alternate email addresses and authorized users, the system will send eBills to the additional addresses.
  • Preliminary eBills are sent via Washburn email in early to mid-August for the Fall term and in early to mid-January for the Spring term, either just prior to or just after the release of financial aid. These bills serve as a reminder to students to check account balances and follow up with any questions. Because the preliminary eBills are sent early, exemptions, waivers and third party payments may not be included.
  • Monthly eBills are sent via Washburn email during the last week of each month of the term to all students with an outstanding balance for the term, regardless of whether the student has enrolled in a payment plan. The monthly eBills are also sent later in August and January in addition to the preliminary eBills mentioned above, and remind students to pay the balance or enroll in a payment plan by the payment deadline.
  • eBills are a snapshot of the balance on a student account as of the date they are prepared. Students are encouraged to log in to WU-View to review real-time, current account balances and see copies of all eBills.  
  • Students are encouraged to check their WU-View account under My Account / Account Activity (filter by date or see full account activity, then select the term) to view financial aid releases and any additional charges, such as books or supplies.
  • Due to the timing of the various sessions offered during the summer, Preliminary eBills are not sent during the summer term. Monthly eBills are sent near the end of each month and prior to the payment deadline.
  • No paper statements are sent to Washburn or Washburn Tech students. Paper statements are prepared and mailed only to Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP students) in early September and February each year.  
  • Instead of paper statements, a Financial Obligation Letter is mailed to all Washburn and Washburn Tech enrolled students with a balance around the middle of August and the middle of January. These letters serve as a reminder to students that they are financially responsible for all charges for the term unless they withdraw from classes.
  • Students who wish to cancel enrollment for the semester must contact enrollment@washburn.edu before the term begins or the student remains liable for charges.  Washburn Tech students must call 785.670.2010 to withdraw.
  • Due to the timing of the various sessions offered during the summer, Financial Obligation Letters are not mailed during the summer term.
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