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Payment Options

If you (the student) choose to grant access to your student records to your parents or others (so they can make payments or view your account detail, schedule, grades, or financial aid) please invite them through the Manage Guest Access link on your Wavenet account. Please read Pepperdine's Student Records Policy and the FERPA Guidelines so that you know and understand the rights granted to you by FERPA.

You must choose a payment option at the beginning of each Fall and Spring term. Students may do this by indicating your choice on the PAYMENT PLAN tab which is located on your WaveNet account (STUDENT SERVICES tab, FINANCE section, ACCOUNT INQUIRY link). Only the tuition and room/board charges, minus any financial assistance, will be included in the plan.

Parents who have been granted (and have confirmed) Guest Access to Make A Payment may also choose a payment option by sending an email to from their authorized Guest User email address. Please include the student’s full name and University issued ID number (do not send social security numbers) along with the payment plan choice (2 or 3 Payment Plan).

The option to choose a payment plan will be available from August 15 thru the first day of the term for the Fall and Dec 15 thru the first day of the term for the Spring. You have the option to select which payment plan best fits your financial needs each term; therefore, please remember that your selection is good for that term only. If an option is not chosen by the first day of the term, you will be assigned to the Simple Payment Option.

Payment Options

  • Simple Payment Option: The balance of the student's account for each term is due in full by the first day after the add/drop period for that term
  • Two-Payments Option: Tuition & room/board charges, minus any financial aid, are divided into two payments. Payments must be received by the due dates listed below below to avoid daily finance charges. Please note that a $25 service charge per term will be added to the student account and due with the first payment.

     FALLSPRING
    1st Installment First day after the term add/drop period. First day after the term add/drop period.
    2nd Installment 30 Calendar days from first installment payment due date. 30 Calendar days from first installment payment due date.
  • Three-Payments Option: Tuition & room/board charges, minus any financial aid, are divided into three payments. Payments must be received by the due dates listed below to avoid daily finance charges. Please note that a $50.00 service charge per term will be added to the student account and due with the first payment.

     FALLSPRING
    1st Installment First day after the term add/drop period. First day after the term add/drop period.
    2nd Installment 30 Calendar days from first installment payment due date. 30 Calendar days from first installment payment due date.
    3rd Installment 30 Calendar days from second installment payment due date. 30 Calendar days from second installment payment due date.

Other Financial Information

  • The balance for the first semester begins with a credit of $750, which was your tuition deposit. Please keep in mind that you will not have this credit amount again for the Spring term making your balance $750 higher than the Fall term.
  • The online student account serves as the official student "bill." The account will be updated automatically with every charge or credit posted to the student account. Students are responsible for viewing their student accounts online and making the appropriate arrangements for payment to be made by the due date.
  • Parents who have been granted Guest Access to Account Detail will also have the ability to review the student account detail and see the amounts due and due dates. Parents without this access will need to contact their son or daughter for the information, as Pepperdine will not be able to release this information.
  • Emails will be sent to the student's Pepperdine email address indicating the following:

    • There is new activity on the student account. (This is sent weekly when there are new charges or credits posted to the account.)
    • A payment is due in 5 days. (This is a reminder to let you know that a payment is due in 5 days.)
    • A payment was due and no payment was received. (This is to notify you that a payment was due yesterday but no payment was received to cover the cost. Finance charges will start to accrue within 24 hours.)
    • Parents who have been granted Guest Access to receive billing reminder e-mails will also receive a copy of these e-mails.  The e-mail will be sent to the current e-mail address listed on their Guest Access account.
  • Refer to your online Seaver College Catalog for complete information. To view/print the full download of the Seaver College Academic Catalog a DSL or better connection is recommended.

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 506-8000
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Location: Charles B. Thornton Administrative Center (TAC), second floor
Visit the Student Accounts Web site or our office.