Western Kentucky University

Payment Options

In Person
WKU Office of Billings & Receivables
Potter Hall, Room 208
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 

  • Cash, check or money order is accepted.
  • Payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Checks should be made payable to:  Western Kentucky University.
  • We regret that postdated checks cannot be accepted.
  • The Office of Billings & Receivables does not accept credit card payments via phone, on the electronic billing statement or in the office.  Please refer to the Online and Telephone options below.

 

By Mail (Winter Term Only)
Mail to:  Billings & Receivables Office
             Western Kentucky University
             1906 College Height Blvd. #11022
             Bowling Green, KY 42101-1022
 

By Mail (Bank Processing Center) (Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters/Terms Only)
Mail to:  Western Kentucky University
              P.O. Box 890784, Charlotte, NC 28289-0784

  • Payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • All checks should be made payable to:  Western Kentucky University.
  • We regret that postdated checks cannot be accepted.
  • Always allow at least seven to ten business days when paying by mail.
  • Mail the bottom portion of your e-bill invoice with your check or money order.  
  • Make sure your student identification number is written on the check or money order.  
  • Please do not mail cash!

 

Overnight Delivery
Payments being sent by overnight/express (such as Fed-Ex, etc.) should be sent directly to:  

Billings and Receivables Office
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11022
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1022 

  • Mail the bottom portion of your e-bill invoice with your check or money order.  
  • Make sure your student identification number is written on the check or money order.
  • Due to the location of mail processing, please allow 2-3 business days for overnight/express payments to post to your account.  
  • Please do not mail cash!   

 

Credit Cards
Because of high service and processing costs, the Billings and Receivables Office at WKU does not accept credit cards as a method to pay student account charges such as tuition, fees, room and board.  We believe the savings realized by the University can be better utilized for academic endeavors.  Credit cards will continue to be accepted at campus locations other than the Billings and Receivables Office.  Credit card payments may be made through Tuition Management Systems (TMS); refer to the Online and Telephone options below.

 

Online
WKU has contracted with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to allow students to pay their bill online through a free electronic debit from checking or saving account.  Payment may also be made with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card for a convenience fee of 2.99% of the amount of payment.  

You will be prompted to enter your social security number when using the following payments options through TMS:

           http://topnet.wku.edu (Select "Student Services", "Pay Tuition and Fees")

           www.wku.edu/bursar (Select "Make a Payment Online")

           https://wku.afford.com (Scroll down to Make a One-Time Payment, Choose WKU, click on Make a One-Time Payment)

 

Telephone
You can make a credit card or e-check payment via telephone by contacting TMS at 800-722-4867 (at the menu, press 3, and then press 3 to make a one-time payment).  Please note that you will be charged a $10 “live agent fee” to make an e-check payment via telephone. The “live agent fee” does not apply to credit card payments.

 

Depository (Drop Box)
Your payment may be placed in one of our two depository boxes.   During regular business hours, you may place your payment in the depository box located next to the ATM on the 2nd floor of Potter Hall.  If you cannot make it during regular business hours, the other box is located outside of the second floor entrance of Potter Hall.  The depositories are emptied daily.  Always include the bottom portion of your e-bill invoice statement with your check or money order when using the depository. It is important that your student identification number is written on the check or money order.  Please allow two to three business days for depository payments to post to your account.  Please do not place cash in the depository.

 

Payment Plans (Fall & Spring Semesters Only)
To see the different payment plans options available, please visit our Payment Plans page.

If you need additional assistance or wish to contact the University about these matters, please contact the WKU Billings and Receivables Office at (270) 745-6381 or email us at billings.receivables@wku.edu.

You may check the status of your payment by logging into http://topnet.wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 8/8/14