COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All UW Professional & Continuing Education students, including fully online students, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit a request for medical or religious exemption. 

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Payment Options

Note: Starting in May 2023, there will be a nonrefundable 2.75% service fee (and a minimum $3 fee) when paying by credit or debit card. At that time we’ll also be adding an option to pay online by  electronic check (ACH), which will not charge a fee.

Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. 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 from 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. For instance, if your employer has agreed to pay your educational costs upfront, on your behalf, this is a third-party payment. However, if your employer requires you to pay UWPCE and then apply for reimbursement, the employer is not considered a third-party payer.

To pay via third-party, 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 or specialization 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.

If you planning to pay with a private loan, Registration Services must certify your loan before it can be applied to your account. Email with your full name and UW student number.

If the amount of your loan is greater than the charges on your account, the difference will be sent to you via direct deposit or as a check mailed to your local address on file.

Wire Payments

If you're an international student, you may also pay using a wire transfer via your bank or a service called Flywire.

To pay by bank wire transfer:

  1. Contact UWPCE Registration Services at to get bank and routing number information.
  2. Include your full name and UW student number in the wire transfer to ensure it's credited to your account.
  3. Include any wire transfer and bank fees in the amount of your payment so the total will cover your full balance.

To pay using Flywire:

  1. Go to the company’s international payment portal for the University of Washington.
  2. Click Start Your Payment for UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE).
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