Electronic Payment - Recommended Method

Electronic payments can be made through the following secure systems:

Students: Log into Banner Self Service


Parents/Other Authorized Users or Student ID & Last Name: Log into the eBill System  

Students have the option to set up separate login accounts for other individuals, like parents or guardians. Once a student sets up an authorized user, they will have access to the eBill and will be able to make electronic payments. In the future, ebills will be sent to the student and the authorized user.

View step by step instructions to set up an authorized user. (.ppt, 932kb)  

If you are not an authorized user you may make a payment using the Student ID and last name. Use the login link below the login box.

View step by step instructions to pay with the Student ID and last name.

Once logged in, you may choose one of the following methods to make your electronic payment:

ACH (eCheck)
Make an electronic check payment via the secure connection. Please be sure to use a checking account - debit cards attached to a checking account will not process. See instructions online to enter routing number and checking account number. IMPORTANT! If you do not have checks with your account, please contact your bank to obtain a letter identifying the correct ACH account information to use when making online payments. A fee will be charged for any returned ACH payment. After three returned payments a Bank/Tellers check will be required and ACH will be deactivated.

Credit Card Online
CASHNet SmartPay, a secure third party vendor processing inline credit card payments for WPI. A processing fee of 2.75 % is added to the total payment. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are accepted. 

Other Payment Options

Check

While we encourage all payments to be made online, you may make payments using the  student ID and last name, to process a free ACH check payment use the eBill site . A fee will be charged for any returned payment. After three returned payments a Bank/Tellers check will be required.

In the event that you must mail a check to us for items such as a 529 Plan check or another third party, please use the address below. It is imperative that the student ID number is printed on the check or enclosure for proper posting to the student account.

Mail to the following address:

WPI Bursar's Office
100 Institute Road 
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Please always include the student name and ID# on any check.

Cash in Person

Cash payments may be made in the Bursar's Office in person. We recommend that you obtain a cashiers check if you need to pay with a large sum rather than carry cash with you.

Please note that cash payments over a 12 month period greater than $10,000.00 will be reported to the IRS via the form 8300.  Please have identification with you including your government issued ID – i.e., Passport, Driver’s License and SSN (if applicable).

For specific information on this regulation please visit the IRS site. Please never mail cash.

Monthly Payment Plan - Tuition Management Systems (TMS) 

To set up a monthly payment plan, enroll online at Tuition Management Systems (TMS) or call +1-888-216-4258 for someone to assist you. A $110 application fee allows you to pay your bill over a 12 month period, typically running from June - May, each payment is due the 1st of each month. There are no other charges or interest, you only pay the application fee (TMS may charge a fee for a returned and/or late payment). You may also enroll for one semester (fall or spring) the enrollment fee is $85.00. Your TMS budget (when current) will show on your eBill and Student Account.

All payments for the payment plan are made directly to TMS but will be applied to the student account and will update the remaining balance on your budget. WPI uses term budget amounts, not the full year. Payments are due the 1st of each month.

Please Note: WPI reserves the right to adjust a budget on behalf of a family, or cancel a payment plan if the plan becomes delinquent. WPI will automatically decrease a budget to reflect the accurate balance due on a student account. Additionally, if the account becomes delinquent any balance due must be made directly to WPI and the account may be placed on hold until the account has been cleared.

Important: NO refunds are issued on a student account with a TMS Budget, WPI will decrease the budget accordingly. In the event that all TMS payments have been received by WPI and a credit balance is available due to a late disbursement of Financial Aid, a refund may be issued. TMS payments require a 10 business day waiting period before any refund is issued. WPI also reserves the right to hold any TMS credit balance for future terms.

Wire Transfer (Domestic and International) or International Credit Card

Click or go to: wpi.flywire.com

  • Select the country from which funds will be coming and the payment amount in US dollars.
  • Select to pay by international credit card or wire. Please note not all countries are supported for credit card use.
  • If paying by wire, you will book the transaction and will be instructed via email on how to pay Flywire from your home country bank account
  • You will receive an email to confirm receipt of payment

 

International Payments

Payments made with funds originating from outside the United States cannot be used for electronic ACH transactions using the eBill System. Funds originating from outside the United States may be used to pay for tuition via international credit card or wire transfer only. Please visit the Flywire site.

EMAIL

In compliance with the WPI policy on email, correspondence from the Bursar's Office will be sent to the student's official university “name@wpi.edu” email account. Students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with WPI-related communications.

Tuition Insurance

Tuition Insurance was designed with students and their parents in mind. It can reimburse tuition payments, room and board fees, and other non-refundable college expenses if a student needs to withdraw any time during the semester for any covered reason such as illness, injury or psychological condition. Learn more at GradGuard.