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Severe Economic Hardship

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When enrolling in classes, a student must have cleared the previous quarter’s balance in full before enrolling in new classes.  Exceptions can only be made in special cases where Severe Economic Hardship is documented and is approved by the Financial Committee.  A student that does not pay in full before the start of classes will be placed on a Do Not Sit list unless he or she is approved for a payment plan as outlined below.


Examples of Severe Economic Hardship:

  • Loss of financial support or on-campus employment

  • Substantial fluctuations in the value of currency or exchange rate

  • Inordinate increases in tuition and/or living costs

  • Unexpected changes in the financial condition of your source of support, such a loss of a family business

  • Excessive medical bills

WUST is not able to approve every case of Severe Economic Hardship.


Payment Plans

A student who cannot pay his or her balance in full before the start of the quarter may set up a payment plan.  At least 20% of the total tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration. 60% by the end of the 4th week, and 100% by the end of the 8th week.  If payment is missed, the student will be placed on a Do Not Sit list and will not be permitted to return to class until the payment is made.  In addition, the student will be charged a $50 late fee for each infraction.  A $30 fee is charged to setup a payment plan, due at the time of setting up.

To apply for a payment plan, a student must meet all the following qualifications:

  1. Has been enrolled for one or more quarters;

  2. Has no previous outstanding balance


Outstanding Balances

A student with an overdue balance will not be permitted to receive official transcripts and/or degree conferral.  As noted above, a student with an overdue balance also will not be permitted to enroll in new classes. WUST has the right to deny any request for services for those students who carry outstanding balance.

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