Charges, Fees, and Fines

All fees are non-refundable whether a student withdraws from the semester or withdraws from a course. This includes course fees, graduation fees, health insurance plan fees, private music lesson fees, etc.

Alternative Transportation Subsidy

PLU encourages students and with benefits faculty/staff to use alternative transportation by subsidizing the cost of a transit pass and by providing carpool and bicycle parking. PLU pays $49 a month per eligible commuter towards the purchase of a transit pass. A description of the transit benefit program is available in the Personnel Manual. Apply for a carpool parking pass by registering your carpool at Campus Safety.

Course Fees

These fees are charged in addition to tuition. Lab fees for individual courses are shown in the class schedule listings.

Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability Fee

Offers financial support for student driven projects that advance green energy credits and sustainability in any aspect of PLU Life. This fee cannot be waived. Full-time undergraduate students: Fall – $10; Spring – $10.

Duplicate Diploma Fee

There is a fee of $55 for lost or replacement diplomas.

Health Center Charges

The Health Center will charge a student’s account, or a student may pay directly, for immunizations, lab work and prescriptions.

Late Cancel/No Show Fines: The Health and Counseling Centers assess a fine for students who no show for appointments, cancel a scheduled appointment less than 24 hours in advance or who arrive later than 15 minutes after their scheduled appointment time. Students receive a warning for their first missed appointment for each academic year and are charged $30 for each subsequent infraction. Missed appointments are counted separately for the Health and Counseling Centers.

Late Registration Fee

Students adding a course(s) after the last day of the listed add/drop deadlines for a specific term or semester will be assessed a $100 Late Registration fee per transaction. These dates are listed under “Important Dates” on the Office of the Registrar webpage for each semester or term.

LuteCard Fee

A fee of $35 is charged to replace lost or stolen student IDs. If an ID card has been damaged, it can be brought to the Business Operations Office in AUC 207 for replacement.

Matriculation Fee

A one-time matriculation fee is charged to all degree-seeking students in their first term. The fee, $260 for undergraduates and $200 for graduates, covers the creation of the academic record, new student orientation, and academic ceremonies. This fee cannot be waived.

Orientation Program Fee

On the Road is an orientation program expected of all new students. Select On the Road trips include nominal fees that are noted at the time of trip registration. When requesting to participate in On the Road trips with fees, students agree to incur that the trip’s fee will be billed to their student account by Student Involvement and Leadership.

Parking and Vehicle Registration Fees

Parking on the PLU campus is by decal only. Students must register their vehicles within 48 hours of the vehicle being brought to campus. Registration decal rates are published at Failure to register will result in a fine.

Parking Decals Fees
Residents (All Class Levels) $50
Commuter Students (All Class Levels) $50
South Hall (per year) $130
Private Music Lesson Fees

These fees are charged in addition to tuition. All fees are non-refundable.

Semester Hours Fees
1 $300
2 or more $600
Special Course Fees

Check online at under Current Students, Academics, Calendar & Schedules, Interactive Schedule ( to view additional course fees.

Student Resource and Activity Fee

Offers financial support for student-initiated activities through ASPLU that adds to the extracurricular life at PLU.  This fee can not be waived.  The fee is $20 per semester for undergraduate students.

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee helps provide all students access to electronic resources, technology support, and enhancements across campus.  The fee is $130 per semester for undergraduate students and $125 per semester for graduate students. During summer sessions, this fee is $70.00 per person.

Thesis Binding Fee

A fee of $100 is charged per thesis.

Transcript Fee

The National Student Clearinghouse is now the online web management agent for ordering PLU official transcripts. The National Student Clearinghouse offers a fast, simple and secure way to order your official transcripts. Processing directions, payments, and consent forms are posted on their website (listed above). It operates in full compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which supports students’ privacy rights in their education records. A fee of $10.00 plus a Student Clearinghouse processing fee is charged for each official transcript. The Clearinghouse does not accept money orders or checks. If an account is on any type of hold, requests for official transcripts will not be processed. It is the student’s responsibility to resolve the hold and they must resubmit the request. Students can also come into the Office of the Registrar to request an official transcript. Transcript fees cannot be charged to a student’s account. Payment can be made to the business office by regular check, money order, cashier’s check, by mail or in person. Cash will also be accepted as an in-person transaction only. Credit cards are not accepted in the business office for official transcripts.

Unpaid Fine

Unpaid fines such as those for parking violations, overdue library materials, etc., will be charged to the student account. Students must pay these fines as incurred to avoid interest charges and financial holds.

Wellness Access Plan

All undergraduate and graduate students  are automatically enrolled and this fee cannot be waived. The Wellness Access Plan begins August 15 and is valid for 12 months, provided the student is enrolled in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. The charge is $232 per semester for domestic undergraduate students and $50 per semester for graduate and international students. Go to: