How to Pay

Payments may be made by using any of the methods below. 

Please note: The George Washington University does not accept payments over the phone.

The eBill System

Your Student Account eBill allows you to make payments 24 hours a day via electronic check or credit card.

Electronic Check 

When making a payment using the electronic check payment method the user is prompted to enter a valid bank ABA Routing Number and Account number. By completing this payment process, the user is authorizing GW and its third party vendor to initiate a one-time Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit transaction from a designated checking or savings account to pay tuition, fees and other charges. Please note that corporate/business accounts cannot be used. Electronic check payments made through the eBill system will be reflected on the student’s account immediately. 

Credit Card

Effective August 10th, 2016, the university will accept credit card payments directly via the Student Account eBill solution. When making a payment using the credit card payment method, the user is prompted to enter a valid credit card information. By completing this payment process the user is authorizing GW and its third party vendor to initiate a one-time credit card payment to pay tuition, fees and other charges.  

Credit card payments made via the Student Account eBill solution will be reflected on the student account immediately. Students and authorized users paying via credit card option will be assessed a Pay-Path Payment Service Fee of 2.75% of the transaction amount (Minimum of $3.00).  This fee is assessed by our processor and will appear as a separate transaction of the cardholder’s monthly statement. Please read our Credit Card FAQ's here.

The university accepts third party credit card payments from government agencies, corporations, and embassies sponsoring students enrolled at the university.   Please fax the Corporate/Government Credit Card Form to 703-723-3482.

Payments outside of the eBill system

Check

The university accepts personal checks, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, and money orders. Checks should include the student’s GWID and payment coupon, which can be found at the top of the bill. Check payments can be dropped in the drop box safe in Colonial Central or mailed to:

The George Washington University
PO Box 822543
Philadelphia, PA 19182-2543

Please be sure to write your student GWID on the check.  Payments made via check will be reflected on the student’s account when the payment is processed.

Wire Transfer

In order to process a wire transfer for the payment of your bill, your bank requires the university's ABA Routing Number and Account Number which are listed on the Wire Transfer Information Form (PDF). We suggest that you provide this form, including your full name and GWID, to your financial institution for wire processing.

The George Washington University does not charge you a fee to process your wire transfer payment. However, your bank, or banks through which your funds are sent, may deduct a transfer fee(s) and/or exchange fees from your original payment. If there is a discrepancy with the payment amount received by GW, please contact your bank directly.

Payments made via wire transfer will be reflected on the student’s account when the payment is processed.

Please note that posting times for wire transfers vary depending on the originating bank and you can expect longer processing times for international wire transfers.

Credit Card from Third Party Sponsors

The university accepts third party credit card payments from government agencies, corporations, and embassies sponsoring students enrolled at the university.   Please fax the Corporate/Government Credit Card Form to 703-723-3482.

Cash

The university does not accept cash payments.

Returned Payments

If your payment is returned, a $35 Returned Payment Fee is automatically applied to your account. We also assess a financial hold on all returned payments. This hold can only be removed 10 business days after the outstanding balance has been paid in full.