At-A-Glance Exchange Student Pre-Arrival Instructions
- Letter from your International Student Adviser
- Fillable Pre-Arrival Checklist (download and save your own copy)
Request a host family
|may 25 - jul 1|
|may 25 - until...|
|jul 18 - aug 24||
Pay UNCW Bills & local banking options
|aug 1 - aug 11|
|aug 1 - aug 24|
|aug 14 - 15|
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Paying Your UNCW bill
Understanding your bill
Local Banking Options
If you know you would like to open a U.S. bank account after you arrive, here is a comparison of 4 banks within walking distance to UNCW.
Understanding your bill
Charges that are waived: If you are an exchange student, you will be granted a UNCW tuition waiver (similar to a voucher payment) for your tuition and tuition related fees. The UNCW tuition waiver will usually be applied to your UNCW Student account by the first UNCW payment deadline (regular student payment deadline, not exchange student deadline).
If any of the following UNCW charges are on your student account, you will need to pay the charges in full.
- On-Campus Housing
- Meal Plan
- On-Campus Mailbox ($11/semester)
- International Student Health Insurance
- Student ID Card ($20)
Most UNCW Student account charges will be applied to your account by the beginning of the semester. However, it is important that you periodically review your student account to make sure your bill is paid in full.
|Electronic Check (from a U.S. bank)||TravelEx Wire Transfer||Credit Card||Debit Card||Traditional International Wire Payment|
|Instructions||See e-bill tutorial 'How to make an electronic payment'||See Student Accounts' TravelEx Instructions||See e-bill tutorial 'How to make a credit card payment'||See e-bill tutorial 'How to make a credit card payment'||Not available.|
|Advantages||There is no 2.75% convenience fee. Your part of the payment is processed quickly.||Can be used outside the U.S. The wire transfer fee (built into the conversion rate) is cheaper than a traditional international wire transfer fee to the U.S.||Your part of the payment is processed quickly.||Your part of the payment is processed quickly.||Not available.|
You must have a U.S. bank account.
If you open a bank account the first day of orientation and start transferring funds to your account within 2 days, your funds should be available to pay your bill by the due date.
The owner of the funds must print out the request form and take it to the bank in person. If the funds belong to you, your parents cannot take the form to the bank for you.
It may take several days between the time you print the request form, take it to your bank, and the payment is received on your UNCW bill.
|UNCW charges a 2.75% fee on all credit card payments (minimum of $3). This is in addition to any international currency conversion fees your bank may charge.||UNCW charges a 2.75% fee on all debit card payments (minimum of $3). This is in addition to any international currency conversion fees your bank may charge.||Not available.|
|U.S. bank account required?||Requires a U.S. bank account.||No.||Usually, only credit cards issued by U.S. banks are accepted. But sometimes other credit cards will work.||Usually, only debit cards issued by U.S. banks are accepted. But sometimes other credit cards will work.||Not available.|
For a charge of $50, you may break your UNCW bill into smaller payments that you pay over several months. The UNCW payment plan requires that you have a U.S. checking account, and make your first payment when you sign up.
Approximate TealPay Fall 2016 semester bill due dates
|TealPay 5||TealPay 4||TealPay 3|
Opening a U.S. bank account when you arrive - If you need to open a U.S. banking account, you may do so at orientation. If you start transferring funds to your U.S. bank account within 2 days of opening the account, your funds should be available for the first TealPay 3 bill due date..