Winthrop University accepts electronic checks as a method of payment. This will allow you to pay by personal check via the web and receive immediate credit for your payment. Money market accounts, savings accounts, and cashier checks cannot be processed using the E-check payment option.
E-check payments may be made at the fee payment site on the Cashiers webpage at Paying Online or on WINGSPAN. There is no charge for this service. Please note that the Cashiers Office will also continue to accept check payments by mail as well as cash or check payments in person.
Winthrop University accepts credit card payments for tuition, room, board and other fees through the Cashiers online secured payment gateway at Paying Online or on WINGSPAN. However, for your added security, credit card information is not accepted at the Cashiers teller windows, via telephone or mail. In addition, all credit card transactions will be assessed a 2.75% ($3.00 minimum) transaction fee.
Winthrop offers the following payment options:
Winthrop is working hard to keep costs down while maintaining the high quality of our academic programs. Accepting credit card payments online allows us to significantly reduce costs while providing a variety of payment options to meet individual needs. In addition, security is enhanced as no written information regarding credit card or bank information will be handled or filed. Even Winthrop personnel will not have access to credit card numbers
The credit card companies allow the University to recover the direct costs incurred to provide internet payment capabilities. The rate is based on an estimate of those direct costs. At this percentage rate, the University will continue to pay for a portion of the cost of accepting credit cards.
Credit card information will not be accepted through the mail or by telephone. All credit card transactions must be handled through the Cashiers website or through WINGSPAN. Security will be enhanced because no written information regarding credit card or bank information will be handled or filed. Even Winthrop University personnel will not have access to credit card numbers.
The monies collected will be used to defray a portion of the cost of providing convenient electronic payment options for those who wish to pay via credit card. This will benefit the University and all of its students by allowing the University to allocate those savings to instructional purposes.
Winthrop will continue to accept cash and check payments at the teller windows in the Cashiers Office as well as check payments received in the mail.
In addition, you may want to consider setting up a checking account for your student in your area – you could then deposit funds into the student's checking account and have the student make payments by check at the teller windows in the Cashiers Office.