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
132 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. Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, payment plans will be offered through TouchNet Bill+Payment accessed through your myWCU account. The payment plan allows you to pay your semester charges to Western Carolina University in 5, 4 or 3 monthly payments beginning July 8th for the Fall term and November 20th for the Spring term. You may not set up a payment plan until the charges are billed. The payment plan enrollment fee is $40 per semester and is payable at the time of enrollment along with the first payment. Please note that payment plans are not available for the Summer semester. (Western Carolina University is no longer using Tuition Management Systems as our payment plan provider.)
The payment plan will auto-calculate the amount of each payment based on the balance on the account. If additional financial aid awards, credits, payments or charges are added to the account after the payment plan is set up, the payment amount will change in an amount that will allow the remaining payments to satisfy your balance by the end of your payment plan. An email will be sent each time the payment plan payment amount changes.
Students and authorized users may set up payment plans.
WCU Fall 2020 5 Payment Plan
Enrollment: 7/8/2020 (after billing) to 7/16/2020
Payments for 20% plus enrollment fee of $40 upon enrollment
Subsequent payments for 20% due August 3rd, September 1st, October 1st and November 2nd.
WCU Fall 2020 4 Payment Plan
Enrollment: 7/17/2020 to 8/01/2020
Payments for 25% plus enrollment fee of $40 upon enrollment
Subsequent payments for 25% due September 1st, October 1st and November 2nd.
WCU Fall 2020 3 Payment Plan
Enrollment: 8/02/2020 to 8/21/2020
Payments for 33% plus enrollment fee of $40 upon enrollment
Subsequent payments for 33% due October 1st and November 2nd.
Go to myWCU
Log in with the WCU ID (the name before the @ sign in the catamount email address) and password.
You will see details about the plan, a real-time breakdown of charges and credits, and installment due dates. Users will sign a payment plan agreement form by checking an "I agree" box.
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.