How to make a payment:
Please note that each invoice that you have received has a date which indicates when it is due. Please remit payment at your earliest convenience to make sure that we receive your payment in a timely manner. The invoice also includes a link to a secure site where you can go to pay for your invoice using the credit or debit card, or through your bank via electronic transfer. Alternatively, you can pay by cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, or personal check.
Below is more information about each payment method:
FOR U.S. RESIDENTS, AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO HAVE A U.S. BANK ACCOUNT:
1- Electronic Checks: If you are based in the U.S. and have a bank account at a U.S. bank, we recommend that you use the electronic check method of payment. This is done through a secure site and allows you to arrange for funds to be transferred directly from your account into our account, and we get notified of your payment instantaneously. We recommend using this payment method because it is secure, immediate, and costs you nothing. The name of our current provider of Electronic Check payment processing is Intuit Payment System, which stands for Intuit Payment Network. So, when you receive an invoice you can select to use the IPN method of payment do send us your payment using an electronic check.
2- Electronic Funds Transfer through your Bank: Most United States banks nowadays allow you to make electronic payments directly from your bank account to our bank account. If you wish to use this method, and you have never done this before, just check with your bank and get the instructions. This method may sometimes cost you some fees depending on which bank you use and how quickly you need to get the payment to us. To arrange for electronic funds transfer you will need our bank information, a link to which will be included on all invoices we will send you.
3- Personal Check, Cashier’s check or Money Order: You can also pay with your personal check, but if choose to do so please realize that we will not consider the payment received until 5 business days after we receive your check in the mail, therefore the processing of your application, or crediting of your payment to your account will not be effective until 5 days after we receive your check. In addition, you may pay by Cashier’s Check or Money Order, which will be credited to your account immediately upon receipt.
4- Credit or Debit Card: We realize that sometimes it is more convenient to use a credit or debit card to make payment, or you may actually may wish to utilize your line of credit with your bank or credit card company and technically “Borrow” the money to pay us. For your convenience, we are able to receive payment via credit card and debit cards. But please notice that if you pay by a credit (or debit) card, there will be a 4% “Convenience Fee” that will be charged to your account.
STUDENTS WITH NO U.S. BANK ACCOUNT:
1- International Wire Transfer through your bank:
If you are going to be making your payment while still in your home country, the best method for payment would be to wire the funds to us through your bank. While your bank will charge you a small fee for the wire, the cost may still be less than using a credit or debit card. To arrange for wiring funds you will need our bank information. The link to a page containing our banking information will be included all invoices which we will send you. When you receive your invoice(s) from us, there will be a link in the e-Mail to which the invoice is attached, that will take you to a web page that will provide our banking information that you would need to provide to your bank in order for them to wire us the funds to pay for your invoice(s).
2- Credit or Debit Card: It may be faster and more convenient for you to pay by credit or debit card, than by going to your bank and arranging for a wire transfer. For your convenience, we have made arrangements to be able to receive payment via credit or debit card. But please notice that if you pay by a credit (or debit) card, there will be a 4% “Convenience Fee” that will be charged to your account.