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Payment Options at Winthrop University

Electronic Checks

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.

Credit Card Web Only Payments and Transaction Fees

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:

  • E-check/ACH payments with no transaction fees at Paying Online
  • American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa credit card payments via the Web with a 2.75% transaction fee at Paying Online
  • Check and Money Order payments via U.S. mail or in person at the Cashiers Office, 22 Tillman Hall
  • Cash payments in person at the Cashiers Office

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 

 

FAQs
   
FAQ question How can I pay my bill?
FAQ Answer
  • Students and parents will be able to make payments directly from any personal checking account by using the new web payment option (Electronic Funds Transfer) with no additional charges. Simply enter the bank/financial institution routing and account number information at the time of online payment.
  • The Cashiers office does not accept credit card payments for tuition and fees at the teller windows, by mail or by telephone. Credit card payments may be made through the Cashiers online secured payment gateway at Paying Online or on WINGSPAN. A convenience fee of 2.75% ($3.00 minimum) of the total payment amount will be charged to the student's account when choosing the Credit Card payment option. This convenience fee will be added to the charge amount on your card.

 

FAQ question How was the 2.75% rate determined?
FAQ Answer

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.

 

FAQ question Can I phone in my credit card information or mail it to you?
FAQ Answer

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.

 

FAQ question How will the monies that are collected from the convenience fee be used?
FAQ Answer

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.

 

FAQ question Are there payment options other than the internet? I am a parent and do not have access to a computer or don't want to send my credit card or banking information over the internet. How do I pay?
FAQ Answer

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.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Cashiers Office
22 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2167
803/323-2355 (Fax)
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