We understand that the financial demands on students and scholars are typically highest at the beginning of the academic year. This is because tuition, health insurance fees and housing deposits are typically due at the beginning of the academic year and they all have to be taken care of right away.
Here are a few ways to help navigate how to pay for these items. Make sure you use the same portal for all payments.
- Flywire Transfer Payment Portal
- Track your payments from start to finish.
- Make payments in more than 150 currencies, online and from banks worldwide.
- Use other available payment methods including international credit and debit cards, and other international payment options that vary by country.
- Save on bank fees and exchange rates.
- Enjoy peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support.
- Ensure accurate and timely posting of your payment to your student account.
- PayMyTuition Portal
- The best possible exchange rates on your international tuition payments
- A best rate guarantee
- No hidden fees
- Automatic tracking alerts on your payment status
- 24/7 online access from anywhere at anytime
- Set up personal transfers for all your expenses while at school
Other options that students have done in the past, but often can be harder include:
- Use a money transfer service such as Western Union or Moneygram
- Get travelers checks payable to a bank in the U.S.
- Carry small amount of U.S. currency ($200-400) in small denominations with you to cover initial expenses.
Is it extremely important that students and scholars plan their finances carefully and not rely on earning a great deal of extra money after arrival in the United States. Employment in most non-immigrant visa categories is highly restricted by U.S. government regulations. Therefore, new students and scholars should come prepared to meet all of their expenses at the start of the term. Financial assistance and educational loans are usually not available to internationals students after arrival.