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 on the payment gateway located 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 2.85% ($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 2.85% 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
  • International payments at Paying Online

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. Winthrop personnel will not have access to credit card numbers 

International Payments

Winthrop has teamed up with TransferMate to provide a streamlined and secure payment method through your student account that also reduces bank fees and improves your payment experience.  With TransferMate, students can pay tuition and fees win their local currency from nearly any country.

How can I pay my bill?

Students and parents will be able to make payments directly from any personal checking account by using the 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 2.85% ($3.00 minimum) of the total payment amount will be incurred when choosing the Credit Card payment option. This convenience fee will be added to the charge amount on your card.

How was the 2.85% rate determined?

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.

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

For your privacy and security, credit card information will not be accepted through the mail or by telephone. All credit card transactions must be handled through the payment gateway via WINGSPAN. Security will be enhanced because no written information regarding credit card or bank information will be handled or filed. Winthrop University personnel will not have access to credit card numbers.

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

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.

Are there payment options other than the internet? I am a parent or authorized user 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?

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. Please be sure to include the student's Winthrop ID number with your payment.

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.