WCU accepts multiple payment methods. Full payment in the form of check, money order or cashier's check may be mailed to:
Western Carolina University
Student Accounts Office
119 Killian Annex
Cullowhee, NC 28723
You may also bring cash and/or checks to the OneStop Student Service Center in the Killian Annex. Checks must be drawn on U.S. banks.
Payments may be made with credits cards or from online checking accounts from the student's myWCU account. Western Carolina University also offers an alternative to paying your college expenses in one lump sum with the payment plan option.
Please note: The Specialty Payment Login is unavailable from 11:00 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. nightly due to system maintenance.
Western Carolina University offers an alternative to paying your college expenses in one lump sum. The payment plan allows you to pay your semester charges in 5, 4 or 3 equal monthly payments beginning June 1st for the Fall term and November 1st for the Spring term. The payment plan enrollment fee is $55 per semester and is payable at the time of enrollment. Please note that payment plans are not available for the Summer semester.
Working together with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), we have implemented their
newest technology that is integrated with our student accounting system which provides
real time updates to your student account, along with up to the minute balance information
available to you within the Student Account Center (SAC) on-line portal.
There are two ways to access Tuition Management System's Student Account Center (SAC). The student may access the SAC through myWCU:
Go to myWCU
Log in with the WCU ID (the name before the @ sign in the catamount email address) and password.
The student may access the SAC directly:
It is important to note the student must register first and then they can share access
with any additional participants who will be helping manage their account.
Once registered, the student and authorized participants can access the online Student Account Center to:
*To ensure compliance to FERPA regulations, only students are able to invite parents/additional participants to view their account and make payments. Once the student has registered, they will utilize the "Manage Account Access" feature to invite participants. Once invited, participants will receive an invitation email containing activation instructions.
Western Carolina University provides you a method of paying your tuition and fees in a foreign currency via Western Union Business Solutions, a specialist in global business payments. There are no transaction charges from WUBS for payments sent in a foreign currency, though you may be charged transaction fees by the banks. There is a $20 Incoming Payment Handling Fee for payments made in U. S. dollars. The exchange rate is valid for 72 hours after you have initiated the transaction and payment must be received by Western Union Business Solutions within that period. Neither WUBS nor Western shall be liable to you or the intended beneficiary for any additional costs, fees, or expenses resulting from the untimely delivery of the payment as set forth above. Western Carolina University does not accept overpayments on student accounts. Please transfer only the amount due on your student account to avoid payment delays.
Visit myWCU to begin the payment process.