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 payments carry no fee; credit card payments carry a nonrefundable 2.85% fee ($3.00 minimum) that is charged by our processor.
As a result of the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some currencies may be temporarily unavailable. Due to the rapidly changing nature of these interruptions, please review the Western Union COVID-19 Currency Update webpage for an up-to-date list of impacted currencies.
The university accepts bank wire transfers via the Student Account eBill solution. Payments made via the Student Account eBill solution will be reflected on your student account upon receipt of the wired funds.
Users paying in an accepted international currency will be able to lock in their exchange rate for 72 hours. Students and authorized users electing the wire payment method and selecting US Dollars as their currency option, regardless of the country of origin, will be assessed a non-refundable service fee of $20. This fee will appear as a separate transaction on the transmission form.
Payments via AirWallex or other third party processors are not recommended at this time. If your payment is submitted via that vendor and creates a credit balance on your account, you will only be able to apply that credit to future charges or to your GWorld card balance. If paying by wire, we strongly encourage you to use the Bank Wire Transfer option available via Student eBill to ensure your payment is posted to your account in a timely manner.
Please note that the bank wire option will not be available to students who elect to add the tuition insurance or voluntary library gift to their payment. Students may still elect these options, however, they must do so as a separate transaction paid via electronic check or credit card.
Please note that international wires are not currently accepted from the following countries*: Cuba, North Korea, Iran, North Sudan, South Sudan, and the Crimea region of Ukraine.
*The countries listed here do not constitute a full or final list and may change at any time without prior notice to adhere to U.S. sanctions.
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.
As of March 2021, Nacha mandates that all ACH originators of web debit entries (electronic checks) must include account validation as part of a “commercially reasonable fraudulent transaction detection system.” This rule applies to financial institutions as well as universities like the George Washington University. As part of this new requirement, all electronic check payments will have the bank account and routing number validated in real-time to confirm that they correspond to a legitimate, open account that will allow ACH (electronic check) transactions to post.
If you receive an error message when attempting to submit an electronic check payment, please confirm that your bank account and routing number are correct. If you continue to receive an error message, please contact your bank to confirm that the bank account is eligible to initiate web debit entries.
The university accepts 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. The user is also authorizing GW’s payment processor to charge a nonrefundable 2.85% (minimum $3) non-refundable PayPath Payment Service fee. 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 here. Credit card payments made via the Student Account eBill solution will be reflected on the student account immediately.
Please note that PayPath credit card transactions processed via the Student Account eBill solution cannot be cancelled or stopped once the payment has been submitted.
The university no longer accepts credit card payments from government agencies, corporations, and embassies sponsoring students enrolled at the university and paying directly to the student’s account. Credit card payments will be accepted if the student’s charges are billed directly to your government agency, corporation, or embassy as a third party sponsor through our Third Party Billing office. Sponsors not billed through the Third Party Billing office would be required to have their students establish them as an authorized user on their Student eBill to process the credit card payment via the PayPath payment option. See our Authorized User Access webpage for more information on how to be setup as an authorized user. See our Third Party Billing webpage for more information on deadlines and sponsorship requirements.
A chargeback is initiated when a cardholder contacts their bank or credit card company to dispute one or more debits on their statement. If the credit card company finds the dispute to be in favor of the cardholder, the funds are debited from the university and credited to the cardholder’s bank or credit card account. If this occurs, the student account will be assessed the full amount of the chargeback. In the case that a chargeback includes or is initiated for the non-refundable PayPath Payment Service fee, your student account will be assessed a charge in the amount of the PayPath Payment Service fee. The PayPath Payment Service Fee is a charge assessed by GW’s payment processor, and the terms and conditions presented and agreed to by the cardholder or student at the time of the PayPath transaction state that the transaction is not refundable under any circumstances. A copy of the original PayPath transaction receipt and confirmation page can be provided to you at your request. The student is responsible for any account balance that becomes due as a result of a chargeback; any outstanding balance is also subject to late payment fees and interest charges.
To make your deposit online, please log into Student eBill, located under the Student Accounts menu in GWeb. From the Deposits tab, you can select your admissions term, select your program, and submit your payment via ACH or credit card. If you’re not sure what term or program to select, please contact your Admissions counselor.
Payments outside of the eBill system
The university accepts personal checks, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, and money orders. Checks should include the student’s GWID and the top portion (coupon) of the most current bill, which can be printed from the Student Account eBill.
Check payments should be made out to The George Washington University and mailed to:
The George Washington University
Student Accounts Office
Attn: Payment Processing
45155 Research Place, Suite 250
Ashburn, VA 20147
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.
Directions for submitting 529 plan payments can be found on our 529 Plans page.
The university does not accept cash payments.
45155 Research Place
Ashburn, VA 20147