20% discount

We are your Education Partner


Low-Cost College – In partnership with SEIU, Western Oregon University is offering SEIU Local 503 members discounted tuition for up to 12 credits per term. Over 200 programs of study, available in a variety of delivery modalities are offered each term. In person, hybrid and online classes are available from our Monmouth campus with a growing number of courses available in the evening at our Salem campus in a hybrid, once weekly format. See all the programs WOU offers.

Curious about your path at WOU? Check out this Majors Exploration Tool!

  • Open to eligible SEIU Local 503 members
  • Entrance exams are not required (e.g., SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE)
  • Receive a 20% discount on undergraduate and graduate tuition, up to 12 credits per term*
  • Financial aid eligible students may receive additional funds/assistance to help offset the cost of tuition

*Please note, only one discount can be applied per term. If you are eligible for more than one tuition discount, the higher discount will be applied.

Get Started

1Apply for admission to WOU: Complete our regular admissions process. WOU has rolling admissions and no application deadline, so apply for the term that works best for you! Be sure to start this process as early as possible so you can start the term of your choice!
Already a WOU student? Go straight to Step 2!

2Download and complete the WOU-SEIU form and have your SEIU representative sign it to confirm membership and eligibility each term. Please include your student ID number. Have your SEIU representative email the completed form to businessoffice@wou.edu at least two weeks prior to the start of the term.

3Speak to an admissions counselor: Find your dedicated admissions counselor by region and make an appointment today! WOU’s Financial Aid Navigator can be found here as well to guide you every step of the way.

4Receive additional financial aid support, if needed: Reach out to financial aid for any questions about federal, state, and institutional funds you might be eligible for. We’re here to help you navigate the process!

5Learn more about our academic programs: Need help? Connect with an advisor in Student Success & Advising who can help you understand your options. To get personalized recommendations for potential majors, check out this Majors Exploration Tool!

 Variety of paths

Choose from a variety of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, undergraduate or graduate certificates, bachelor and/or master degrees, or just take a single course. Use this program to develop the skills you need to excel in your current job or to take the next step in your career goals

WOU Services

SEIU students will have access to a variety of dedicated student services including student success and academic advising, financial aid counseling, and career development support.

  • Personalized Advising: An assigned academic advisor in your field of study can help you chart your path. Not sure what you want to study yet? We’ve got advisors for that too!

  • Career Services to connect you to career coaching, events and resources that will advance your career development and help you achieve your professional goals. Service Learning and Career Development is here to build your skills and prepare you for any job search, interview, or career opportunity.

  • Writing Assistance: Our Writing Center provides resources that will assist you in all your writing-related endeavors and enhance any assignment

  • Tutoring and Peer Mentors: In the pursuit of academic success, sometimes we all need a little help to reach our full potential! Western Oregon University offers a variety of free tutoring and peer mentoring resources to get you there.
  • And so much more!
WOU students studying

Membership and eligibility will be verified by SEIU each term.


Contact Jessica Murfin, Partnership Specialist at murfinj@wou.edu