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Payment Options

Credit Card

We accept Visa and MasterCard. You may use a credit card when paying by phone, fax, mail, in person and online (limited to certain online courses only).

Check or Money Order

You may use a check or money order to pay by mail or in-person. Checks must be in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. bank. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks.

Third-Party Payments

A third-party payment is a payment by a party other than the student. If your employer has agreed to pay your educational costs upfront, the employer is acting as a third-party payer. If your employer requires you to pay UWPCE and then apply for reimbursement, the employer is not considered to be a third-party payer.

If your employer is acting as a third-party payer, you must present a purchase order or letter of authorization to bill from the employer with your registration form at the time of registration. An invoice will be sent to your employer after you register; an invoice cannot be produced prior to registration.

Financial Aid and Private Loans

If you are a certificate program student who is planning on using financial aid, including a private loan, as a payment method, you must sign your registration form and check the financial aid box in the method of payment section. 

If you are taking a single course and paying with financial aid, you must submit a payment agreement form with your registration form.

Students applying for a private loan should contact Registration Services at so our office can certify the loan for the lender. If the loan amount is in excess of course fees, please explain why so we can properly certify the loan.


Flywire is UWPCE’s recommended payment method for international students. This online system offers multiple payment options and excellent foreign exchange rates, and it will ensure that your payment arrives safely and accurately.

To pay using Flywire, go to Flywire’s international payment portal for the University of Washington and click Start your payment under UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE).

Wire Payments

International students may pay by wire transfer, although we recommend Flywire as a more efficient payment method. To get bank and routing number information, contact Registration Services at Make sure to include your full name and student number (if known) in the wire.