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Partial Payments

How to make a partial payment towards your student account via TopNet:

  1. Login to TopNet
  2. Click on the Student Services tab
  3. Select Pay Tuition and Fees
  4.  Select your payment method
  5. Select the term balance you wish to pay
  6. Select Make a One-Time Payment
  7. Enter your Student Information and click Continue
  8. To change the amount of your payment, click the garbage can icon next to your balance and remove the balance that was showing on TopNet.
  9. Enter the new amount in the Item Information section
  10. Proceed with your payment


How to make a partial payment towards your student account via Tuition Management Systems (TMS):

  1. Visit the TMS website at
  2. Scroll down to the "Make a Payment" section and choose "Make a One-Time Payment".
  3. Complete the "Student Information" section.  Please enter your SSN number without dashes.  Do not use your WKU ID number.  Using your WKU ID number will delay the payment process.
  4. Complete the "Item Information" section.  Fill out the desired amount of payment and click the "Add" button.  You will now see the payment amount in the box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  5. Complete the "Payment Information" section. - If paying by checking or savings, you will need to have the routing and account number available. - If paying by credit or debit card, you will need the card number, card type, expiration date and security code.  Important note:  a convenience fee equal to 2.99% of the payment amount (min $1 fee) will be assessed for using this payment type.
  6. Complete the "Verify Payment Information" section.  Please review this information carefully.  If payment information is input incorrectly the payment may be returned due to "Invalid Account".
  7. Once all the steps have been completed successfully, you will receive a confirmation number.


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 Last Modified 1/16/15