Payment Options

The University's preferred method of payment is electronically thru SIS. However, many more options are available, including payment plans and mailed in payments. Payments are applied to tuition accounts and not specific charges. Payments are applied to the term with oldest balance. 

Online Electronic Bank Transfer / Credit, Debit Card (Preferred)

Users can access the Student Information System, available at on a desktop or mobile device to make payments. Domestic payments can be made via e-check and credit card. Credit and debit cards accepted are American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Debit and credit card payments made with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or a Discover Card will be charged a 2.7% service fee by the credit card processing agent. Credit card payments are an online option only. To learn how to make an online payment, access the Student Financial Guide.

Occasionally, an online payment from a checking or savings account is invalid. Both the payer and the student will receive an email informing them why the payment failed. Within a few days, the university will be informed and the payment will be removed from the account.

Personal/Bank Check with Remittance Slip

If you are paying by personal or bank check, please make payable to Case Western Reserve University. The student ID number should be written on the check or money order to ensure proper credit. The payment remittance slip, accessible from the online invoice, should also be included. To access your remittance slip, please learn about obtaining your current electronic statement in the Student Financial Guide.

CWRU redeposits returned checks automatically and without notice. Penalties may be charged to CWRU for checks returned by the bank for non-sufficient funds (NSF checks). Any penalties will be charged to the student’s account. When a check is returned, the university reserves he right to require payment by cash or certified funds.

The personal or bank check with the seven digit student ID number in the memo section and the payment remittance slip should be mailed to

Case Western Reserve University
PO Box 74056
Cleveland, OH 44194

Domestic Wire Transfer

Electronic bank transfer/ACH is the preferred method for transferring funds to the university. See above for instructions. However, individuals who wish to do a domestic wire transfer will need to contact the Student Financial Services office at 216.368.2226 for our banking information.

International Wire Transfer & Credit Card Payments

Case Western Reserve University partners with Flywire to streamline tuition payments for international students. With this service, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save money, as compared to traditional banks. You will be notified via email with instructions on how to pay Flywire from your home country bank account and when the university receives your payment.

Flywire processes international credit card payments and transfers funds from international banks. There are credit card and other transaction processing fees and exchange rate adjustments applied. Instructions for use of the Flywire payment method are available in the following languages:

To initiate an international wire transfer, follow the instructions in how to make an online payment, but select the International Wire Transfer option.

On Campus

Cash, personal check, bank check, or money order can be used to make payments on tuition and fees only at the Cashier’s Office located at Yost Hall, Room 165. The Cashier’s Office is open Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. More information can be obtained on the Cashier’s Office website.

Third Party Billing

Written authorization is required for special billing arrangements. If a third party (example an employer, private trust fund, and domestic, foreign, or other government agency) will pay all or part of your tuition and fees, Student Financial Services will bill your sponsor directly. A copy of your sponsor’s agreement must be forwarded to Student Financial Services during the first week of each semester.

Prepaid College/529 Plans

A 529 Plan is an education savings plan operated by a state or educational institution designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs.  Each plan administrator will distribute funds differently and we encourage you to ask your 529 Plan administrator how distributions from the plan are made.

Students who will make payments from 529 plans must allow for sufficient time to process the payment and have it mailed to the university.

Please make the check payable to Case Western Reserve University, clearly marked with the student’s name and seven-digit ID number. The credit will be applied to the account upon receipt.  Mailed check may be sent to:

Case Western Reserve University
Cashier’s Office
Yost Hall Room 165
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7043

Outside Scholarships

If you have received a scholarship from an organization outside of the university, that check needs to be given to the Financial Aid Office so it can be credited to your tuition account. If the organization requires the university to send them a bill for the scholarship, the organization must send a written request for a bill to the Student Financial Services office. This request must provide the student's name, and 7-digit ID number.

Scholarship checks should be mailed to:

Case Western Reserve University
Office of University of Financial Aid
Yost Hall Room 435
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7049