Payment and Refund Policies

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Course Fees 

Course fees are due in full at the time of registration. Payments may be made by credit card, cash or check. We do not accept partial payments.

Registration Fees

The PDC charges non-refundable registration fees.

Third Party Payment

The PDC accepts third party payments from billable government organizations and companies. We do not invoice individuals. We require paying organizations to submit a voucher or purchase order indicating they are accepting responsibility to pay on behalf of a student. Paying organizations will be invoiced upon receipt of voucher. Invoices must be paid net 30 from date of issue. Students are responsible for any balance the third party does not pay.

Failure to Pay

Failure to pay your outstanding balance may result in a hold on your transcripts, completion certificates and other records. In addition, it may also prevent you from registering for future classes, and/or your account being referred to an outside collection agency, which will incur additional charges. 


Students must submit a written or e-mail request for a refund/withdrawal no later than 5:00 p.m. two working days before the course begins to be eligible for a refund. Registration fees are not refundable. There is no refund of course fees after the first day of class. 


UW Tacoma reserves the right to cancel classes or programs with low enrollment. When classes are cancelled, students will be offered the option to transfer to another class or a refund of fees. 


Accounts with payments that are 90 days or more past due may be referred to collections.

Escrow Funds

A student who is unable to attend class may submit a written request two business days prior to the first day of class to transfer registration and payment to any class that has open registration within 12 months of initial payment. Registration and payment may only be transferred one time. If there are no classes available within the 12-month time frame, a refund of course fees will be issued.