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International Payments FAQ

OSU has partnered with Flywire, TransferMate, and Convera to provide international students an alternative method for paying student bills. These payment options allows you to pay your student account balance in the currency of your choice and provides a simple and reliable way of initiating payments electronically.


Advantages of using an international payment partner:

  • Foreign currency quote is easily obtained by accessing the payment method through the OSU student portal.
  • Tuition and fees are paid in the currency of your choice which is converted to U.S. Dollars.
  • There are NO additional transaction charges from Flywire, TransferMate, Convera, or OSU, though you may be charged a transaction fee by your bank.
  • The exchange rate is valid for 72 hours after the transaction is initiated, taking the uncertainty out of the total payment amount.
  • The exchange rate is competitive when compared to most banks' retail rates.
  • Payments received will include your reference information, which ensures that your payment reaches your student account quickly.
  • Payments will be electronically transmitted to OSU ensuring timely posting.
  • Payments will be posted 2 to 5 business days from the time payment is initiated.
  • 24/7 multilingual customer support.


What is the "Best Price Guarantee" program?

Flywire aims to provide the best price for international payments. If you find a better rate at your bank within two hours of booking a local currency bank transfer payment, please visit this link to find out more about our Best Price Guarantee program and to see if we can match the rate offered by your bank.


How to initiate a Flywire payment:

Step 1: Initiate your payment at OSU's Flywire Payment Portal
  • Enter your country and payment amount
  • Select your payment method
  • Enter the payer and student information
  • Review and confirm your information
Step 2: Follow the payment instructions
  • For bank transfer payments: Review your payment instructions and make your payment in person or online
  • For credit card payments: Enter your card details
  • For online methods: Login with your credentials to the selected online method
Step 3: Track your payment from start to finish
  • You will receive a link in your email that allows you to track your payment and access your payment instructions
  • The status of your payment will be updated once your funds have been received by Flywire and delivered to Oklahoma State University


Flywire FAQs

  • What are the benefits of using Flywire?

    It's a secure and trusted online payment process that makes paying tuition easy from countries around the world, typically in your home currency. You can choose from convenient, local payment methods that you are familiar with, such as bank transfer, credit cards, e-wallets and more. Track your payment every step of the way via email and text alerts until it reaches OSU.

  • Can a family member, friend, or third party pay on my behalf?

    Definitely! Simply include the personal information of the family member or friend who will be making your payment in the “Payer Information” section during the booking process. If you are paying through a third party, you can include the information of the person who instructs them to transfer the funds.

    The sender or the payer is the person who holds the account where the money will be sent from. If a family member, friend, or third party is paying for you, the name you include in the request must be the one stated in their bank records or card.

  • What is the "Best Price Guarantee" program?

    Flywire aims to provide the best price for international payments. If you find a better rate at your bank within two hours of booking a local currency bank transfer payment, please visit this link to find out more about our Best Price Guarantee program and to see if we can match the rate offered by your bank.

  • My local currency is not available. What should I do?

    We offer many different currency options and we’re working hard to add even more! If your local currency is not currently available, you can send us the billed currency (USD) from your institution instead. You’ll still get all the benefits of making your payment through Flywire, including around-the-clock, multilingual customer support and no hidden bank fees.

  • My payment is received by Flywire, when will you deliver it to OSU?

    Once Flywire receives your payment, it typically takes between 2 to 3 business days to process and deliver the payment to your institution. Flywire will send you a delivery confirmation email once your funds have been delivered to OSU. You will then be able to access your payment receipt via the delivery email. Please note, payments are not processed during the weekend (Saturdays & Sundays) or on bank holidays.

  • How do I contact Flywire if I have questions?

    Flywire has around-the-clock multilingual support available via live chat, email and phone. Also, visit our help center to find answers to your questions around how to use flywire, region specific payments and more.


How to initiate a TransferMate payment:

  • Log into myOKState
  • Under Quick Links click OSU Stillwater/Tulsa Bursar Account
Authorized users
  • Log in here
  • Go to the Make Payment tab and choose TransferMate in the drop-down menu
  • Select the country of payment and complete the payer details
  • Make your payment using the instructions and prompt


TransferMate FAQs


How to initiate a Convera payment:

Step 1: Initiate your payment quote online
  • Go to the  International Payment page
  • Enter your student details (BannerID, Name, and Email)
  • Enter the amount due in U.S. Dollars
  • Choose your currency type
  • A payment amount in your currency of choice will automatically be generated. This quote is secured for 72 hours
  • Agree to the payment amount and accept terms and conditions
  • Download payment instructions, including a reference number, as a PDF document. You will need the reference number to complete your payment in Step 2
Step 2: Transfer funds to Convera
  • The payment instructions will tell you how to transfer funds through your personal bank or online
  • If you have your bank send the funds to Convera, be sure that they send your reference number
Step 3: Convera does the rest!
  • Using your reference number, Convera will transfer your funds into your Bursar's Account
  • This usually takes 2 to 5 business days after your local bank initiates payment to Convera


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of using the international student payment method?

    When you select to make your payments via the international student payment method you will receive an exchange rate that is valid for 72 hours, which can be accepted before sending your funds. You will always know the amount you're going to pay in local currency at the time you send your payment and have confidence that the right amount will arrive to OSU.

  • Do I need to provide OSU’s bank details?

    No. You only need the local bank details that will be provided to you as a PDF. All payments will be allocated accordingly using individual student ID numbers.

  • Can I make a transfer via my own bank?

    To get the benefits of this service it is important that you send your payment amount to Flywire, TransferMate, or Convera using the reference number that is provided. You can use your own bank to make this transfer to Flywire, TransferMate, or Convera. Make sure that your bank sends the reference number you have been given. This ensures your tuition and fee payment is easily identifiable and not be delayed.

  • Which fees can I pay using this service?

    This service can be used to make payment for all balances on your student account.

  • I can find my home country but it doesn't let me use my home currency. Why?

    Unfortunately, due to international and domestic banking regulations, some currencies are unable to be traded on the open market or are otherwise unavailable. In the instances where your country appears as an option but the currency is unavailable, you can select an alternative currency, including U.S. Dollar, to ensure your payment will be posted to your student account quickly.

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