Payment options

Credit/debit card

WOU accepts MasterCard, Discover and Visa. A 2% service fee is charged for credit/debit card payments.

Electronic check

You can make an electronic payment from your checking or savings account. You will need to enter your bank routing number and account number, along with the Login ID you used to create your application. No service fee is charged for e-check payments.


If you wish to pay with a check, please submit your application without payment. Checks can be mailed to:

Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Avenue N.
Monmouth, OR 97361

WOU Fee Deferral/College Board Fee Waiver

Students who qualify for a fee deferral using the Western Oregon Request for Deferral of Application Fee for Admission or the College Board Fee Waiver may submit their online application without payment. The Western Oregon deferral form is available here. Please mail or fax (503-838-8067) your completed deferral form to the Office of Admissions. Note: The Western Oregon Fee Deferral does not waive your application fee.

Veterans and Active Military

Western Oregon exempts members of the U.S. armed forces and honorably discharged veterans from the $60 admissions application fee. Provide a copy of your DD-214, or, for current military members, a copy of your most recent military orders, Enlisted Records Brief (ERB) or Officer Records Brief (ORB). After completing the form, please select the “defer your application fee” box. When the supporting documents have been received, the application fee will be waived and your application will be processed. You can fax the required forms listed above to 503-838-8067 or scan and e-mail them to