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Student Accounts


The mission of the Student Accounts Office is to operate efficiently to provide excellent customer service for students, parents, university departments, and third parties. We will provide our customers with accurate and timely account information, efficient and secure means to collect and process all payments, refunds, printing and distribution of checks, Perkins and Short-Term loans processing and support, and recovery of delinquent balances due, ensuring the timely deposit of funds, and safeguarding Central Washington University's assets.


Starting May 2, 2016, Central Washington University students will be able to use a new online payment system called TouchNet to pay their campus accounts from a laptop, mobile device, or computer. Using TouchNet, students will be able to make payments from the convenience of home, without having to wait in line.  Payments can also set up for a future date! 

Students can also grant make-a-payment access to authorized users while keeping their personal MyCWU access secure.  Simply type the authorized user’s email address and TouchNet will send them set-up information (click here to see an example).

TouchNet’s online credit card convenience fees will remain the same at 2.75% (minimum $3) for those paying via MyCWU (click here to see an example of how to make a payment). There are no convenience fees for those paying from a checking or savings account via MyCWU.  Payments made from a checking or savings account will require approximately 3 days to validate the account before the first payment can be scheduled, but the payment information will be stored securely for future payments (click here to see how to setup a payment from checking or savings accounts).

Payments of cash, check or credit card can still be made at the Cashier’s Office in Barge Hall 104.  Check and credit card payments are accepted at our CWU University Centers.

Important Dates To Remember

Fall Quarter 2015

  • Fall 2015 Calendar & Deadlines (PDF)
  • Tuition and fees due in Full - September 29, 2015. (See rates)
  • Financial Aid Refund Day - October 2, 2015
  • Payment Plan Enrollment - September 29 through October 5
  • Unpaid Tuition late fees - October 6 and October 22

Winter Quarter 2016

  • Winter 2016 Calendar & Deadlines (PDF)
  • Tuition and fees due in Full - January 11, 2016. (See rates)
  • Financial Aid Refund Day - January 14, 2016
  • Payment Plan Enrollment - January 11 through January 15
  • Unpaid Tuition late fees - January 19 and February 3

Spring Quarter 2016

Summer Quarter 2016

NOTE: Tuition and fees are due at the beginning of each quarter and must be paid prior to the sixth day of instruction. A $50 late fee is added approximately on the 10th day and a $100 late fee is added approximately on the 30th day. See each calendar above to see the exact dates for each quarter. For information on the per credit costs please visit the Registrar website.

Notice of Compliance: 1% Interest Charge on Overdue Accounts

This notice is to inform you that Central Washington University has implemented the charge of 1% interest on past due accounts accordance with *RCW 43.17.240. It will apply to items on your CWU account that are at least 30 days past due. To avoid the 1% interest charge your account must be current at all times.  For questions related to the interest charge, contact us by phone at: 509 963-3546, or by email at: An interest waiver petition form is available if you meet the condtions.

*RCW 43.17.240
Debts owed to the state — Interest rate.

Interest at the rate of one percent per month, or fraction thereof, shall accrue on debts owed to the state, starting on the date the debts become past due. This section does not apply to: (1) Any instance where such interest rate would conflict with the provisions of a contract or with the provisions of any other law; or (2) debts to be paid by other governmental units. The office of financial management may adopt rules specifying circumstances under which state agencies may waive interest, such as when assessment or collection of interest would not be cost-effective. This section does not affect any authority of the state to charge or collect interest under any other law on a debt owed to the state by a governmental unit. This section applies only to debts which become due on or after July 28, 1991.