How to Pay Your Tuition
Important: Student Fiscal Services will only accept payments for tuition and fees for the current academic quarters. Due to banking requirements, funds submitted in excess of outstanding balances may result in the payment being rejected and returned to the payer in its entirety. Excess payments may be rejected even if the extra funds are intended for use for books, off-campus housing, or other living expenses.
How Payments and Financial Aid are Applied to Your Account
Payments are applied to charges on your tuition account in order of the charge due dates. For charges with the same due date, payments are applied first to tuition and related University fees and then to other charges on your account. You may request that a payment be applied to a specific charge when paying in person at the Student Fiscal Services Office.
Web Check Payment
Tuition and related charges may be paid online using your checking or savings account. A Web Check payment results in an electronic debit of your bank account. After the Web Check payment has been posted to your student account, it will be sent to your bank for processing. Depending on your bank, the transaction could take from one (1) to ten (10) business days to be deducted from your bank account. Before making a payment, verify your account and routing number, and that your bank allows electronic debiting of your account.
Info needed for web check payment:
- UW student ID
- bank routing number (valid routing numbers begin with the first two digits of 01-12, 21-32, or 61-72)
- bank account number
Need help making your webcheck payment? Watch the video and learn how it works.
Web Check payment logins:
Students login from the Tuition Charge Statement on MyUW.
Parents and other authorized users use the online tuition statement from the authorized users page.
If your payment is returned as unpaid by your bank for any reason, your student account will be assessed a returned item fee of $25. Late payment fees may be added if the returned item causes the account not to be paid by the tuition due date. Student Fiscal Services reserves the right to disable the ability to use Web Check due to returned items.
Payments may be returned by banks for many reasons including:
- lack of sufficient funds
- the use of an incorrect or invalid bank routing or account number
- the account has been closed or frozen
- the account is a non-transaction account
- the bank does not participate in automated clearing house (ACH) transactions
For more information on how to use your scholarship to pay tuition, please visit our Scholarship FAQs page.
Paying in Person
You may pay your tuition in person at the Student Fiscal Services Office or the US Bank branch in the HUB, or in UW Bookstore's - University Way location. You may pay by cash, check, or money order. Credit, debit and UW Husky cards are not accepted in the Student Fiscal Services Office.
Student Fiscal Services converts all check payments received in the office into electronic fund transfers. If you pay in person with a check, this is considered an authorization for the conversion. The funds will be withdrawn against your bank account the same day. If you do not have sufficient funds in your account at the time of payment, your check will not be accepted.
If you do not want your check converted you may pay using webcheck or credit card through MyUW. If you want to pay in person in order to obtain a receipt, then you will need to use cash or a money order.
We reserve the right to decline a payment or transaction that would require special handling from our department or the bank.
You may deposit your payment in the drop slot located on the wall outside of Schmitz Hall, on the 41st Street entrance (north side of the building). You do not need to use an envelope. Be sure to write your student number on your check.
The date the payment is deposited in the drop slot is considered the date of payment. Payments deposited in the drop slot will be posted to your tuition account within 2 business days, although the funds may be withdrawn from your bank account the same day the check is received. The drop slot is closed at 5:00pm on tuition due date. Do not include cash when using the drop slot.
Checks for tuition payments should be mailed to:
University of Washington - Tuition
P.O. Box 3981
Seattle, WA 98124-3981
Make your check payable to the University of Washington. Your 7 digit student number must be clearly written on the check. If your name is not printed on the check, please write your name on the front so that your tuition account will be properly credited.
Payments must be received by Student Fiscal Services by the tuition due date. Payments received after the due date will be subject to late charges and / or holds on your academic records.
Scholarship checks should be mailed to:
University of Washington - Scholarships
PO Box 24967
Seattle, WA 98124-1967
Forms and other paperwork should be mailed to:
UW Student Fiscal Services
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-5870
Credit Card Payment (internet only)
Credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) and ATM / Debit cards may be used to pay tuition and fees over the internet. The University works with an external vendor, Nova, to process payments. The service is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a convenience fee is assessed for each transaction.
In order to provide the convenience of an online payment portal, a Convenience Fee of 2.24% will be charged for the use of the online payment system. This Fee will be added to your total payment and is Non-Refundable. The Convenience Fee of 2.24% will be displayed prior to completion of the transaction and the charge for the Convenience Fee will be included in the total transaction posted to your credit card statement. Your completion of the transaction acknowledges your acceptance of these payment terms. Completion of your payment transaction is contingent upon successful authorization and payment of this transaction by your card company/bank.
Credit card payment logins:
Students login at MyUW and select the Credit Card Payment option.
Parents and other authorized users go directly to the Tuition / Fees Payment by Credit Card web page.
The University of Washington has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to facilitate wire transfer payments from a non-U.S. bank account. This payment option allows you to pay your student account balance in a number of currencies, provides a secure way of initiating payments electronically and incorporates pertinent student information to ensure timely crediting of the payment to the student’s bill.
Continue to the Global Pay Portal
ACH/Wire Payments (International Students Only)
If would like to pay by wire transfer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the banking information. Please ensure that you include the UW student’s full name, student number, and invoice (if applicable) in the wire. For International students and sponsors, we recommend peerTransfer as a more reliable method to make your payment. See below.