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Payment Options

Killian One Stop

 

 

WCU accepts multiple payment methods. Full payment in the form of check, money order or cashier's check may be mailed to:

Western Carolina University
Student Accounts Office
132 Killian Annex
Cullowhee, NC 28723 

You may also bring cash and/or checks to the OneStop Student Service Center in the Killian Annex. Checks must be drawn on U.S. banks.

Payments may be made with credits cards or from online checking accounts from the student's myWCU account. Western Carolina University also offers an alternative to paying your college expenses in one lump sum with the payment plan option.

Additional Payment Options

Credit Cards & Online Checking Account Payments

  • Payments may be made with credit cards including VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Online checking account payments are also accepted. 
  • Western Carolina University charges a 2.85% nonrefundable convenience fee ($3.00 minimum) on Mastercard, VISA,  American Express and Discover card payments for general payments on students' accounts in Bill+Payment through MyWCU. 
  • For general payments on students' accounts in Bill+Payment through MyWCU visit MyWCU Login or Authorized User Login.
  • For application fees, tuition and housing deposits, orientation, and CatCash payments see Specialty Payment Login.

Please note: The Specialty Payment Login is unavailable from 11:00 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. nightly due to system maintenance. 

Payment Plan

Western Carolina University offers an alternative to paying your college expenses in one lump sum.  Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, payment plans will be offered through TouchNet Bill+Payment accessed through your myWCU account.  The payment plan allows you to pay your semester charges to Western Carolina University in 5,  4 or 3  monthly payments beginning July 8th for the Fall term and November 20th for the Spring term. You may not set up a payment plan until the charges are billed. The payment plan enrollment fee is $40 per semester and is payable at the time of enrollment along with the first payment. Please note that payment plans are not available for the Summer semester.  (Western Carolina University is no longer using Tuition Management Systems as our payment plan provider.)

 

The payment plan will auto-calculate the amount of each payment based on the balance on the account.  If additional financial aid awards, credits, payments or charges are added to the account after the payment plan is set up, the payment amount will change in an amount that will allow the remaining payments to satisfy your balance by the end of your payment plan.  An email will be sent each time the payment plan payment amount changes.

 

Students and authorized users may set up payment plans.

 

Available Payment Plans:

WCU Fall 2020 5 Payment Plan

Enrollment:  7/8/2020 (after billing) to 7/16/2020

Payments for 20% plus enrollment fee of $40 upon enrollment

Subsequent payments  for 20% due August 3rd, September 1st, October 1st and November 2nd.

 

WCU Fall 2020 4 Payment Plan

Enrollment:  7/17/2020 to 8/01/2020

Payments for 25% plus enrollment fee of $40 upon enrollment

Subsequent payments  for 25% due September 1st, October 1st and November 2nd.

 

WCU Fall 2020 3 Payment Plan

Enrollment:  8/02/2020 to 8/21/2020

Payments for 33% plus enrollment fee of $40 upon enrollment

Subsequent payments  for 33% due October 1st and November 2nd.

Setting up a payment plan :

 Go to myWCU
Log in with the WCU ID (the name before the @ sign in the catamount email address) and password.

  1. Click on “Manage Tuition Payment Plan” under Accounts & Payments to be taken into Bill+Payment. (This link will not be available until after charges are billed.)
  2. Click on "Enroll in Payment Plan".
  3. Select the term.
  4. Select the payment plan.
  5. Follow instructions and make payment.

You will see details about the plan, a real-time breakdown of charges and credits, and installment due dates.  Users will sign a payment plan agreement form by checking an "I agree" box.

 

 

bank Wire Transfers

Western Carolina University provides you a method of paying your tuition and fees in a foreign currency via Western Union Business Solutions, a specialist in global business payments. There are no transaction charges from WUBS for payments sent in a foreign currency, though you may be charged transaction fees by the banks. There is a $20 Incoming Payment Handling Fee for payments made in U. S. dollars. The exchange rate is valid for 72 hours after you have initiated the transaction and payment must be received by Western Union Business Solutions within that period. Neither WUBS nor Western shall be liable to you or the intended beneficiary for any additional costs, fees, or expenses resulting from the untimely delivery of the payment as set forth above. Western Carolina University does not accept overpayments on student accounts.  Please transfer only the amount due on your student account to avoid payment delays.

Visit myWCU to begin the payment process.

  1. Log in with the WCU ID (the name before the @ sign in the catamount email address) and password.
  2. Click on “View Bill-Make a Payment” under Accounts & Payments.
  3. Click on "Make Payment" and then "Make a Payment".  
  4. Select "Current account balance" to pay the balance on the account or enter the amount in the box to the right and click "Continue".
  5. Click the drop down box for "Select Payment Method", select "Bank Wire" and then "Select".
  6. Enter the country from which you are paying and click "Continue".
  7. Populate the "Payer Information" and click "Continue".
  8. Click "Accept" to receive your Bank Wire Instructions to print and take to your bank.  THE WIRE MUST BE SENT FROM YOUR BANK WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS.
  9. The payment will be posted to your student account when the funds are received from your bank.
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