Wire Transfer Instructions

Penn partners with trusted vendors to offer cost-effective solutions for students to make wire payments from domestic and international bank accounts. 

Important Notice

Students are not permitted to make direct wire payments to a University of Pennsylvania bank account. Sharing University bank account information increases the risk of fraud and poses a security risk. All wire transfers should be completed using one of the services below—PayMyTuition or FlyWire. Both services offer competitive banking rates, customer service portals, and a guarantee that your payment will be received and applied to your student account.

Students must use PayMyTuition or Flywire when wiring payments. Students who make direct wire payments will be assessed a $500 wire transfer fee.

Penn works with two vendors to provide international and domestic students with additional options to make wire payments to your student account. Both services are fast, simple, and secure, and you can track your payments from start to finish. We encourage you to compare rates and choose the option that works best for you. 


Beginning in 2020, Penn has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better-than-bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost-effective. PayMyTuition also provides a web experience and customer support in multiple languages. 

Students using international banks to pay their tuition can also set up a Penn Payment Plan with PayMyTuition.

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Flywire is available to both international and U.S. students and can handle payments from an international or U.S. bank. Flywire accepts payments from any country and any currency. Once you initiate a payment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to transfer your funds to Penn, and you will be able to track your payment until we receive it. Flywire also provides 24/7 customer service in over 15 languages. Connect with them here.

To allow your payment to be quickly matched with your student account, you will need your student 8-digit PennCard number (or Common App ID if not a current student) to make your payment.

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