The Incidental Fee is a set amount that every student pays each term as part of Western Oregon University's tuition and fees. The 2016-2017 incidental fee is $341.00 for Fall, Winter, Spring and $133.00 for Summer 17'.

According to State regulations, the Incidental Fee pays for the student activities provided by three main areas:  Intercollegiate Athletics, Educational Activities, and the Student Union.  For Western Oregon University, this breaks down into the following funded areas: