Paying Online with Foreign Currency
Flywire by peerTransfer
Virginia Tech has partnered with Flywire by peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. Flywire by peerTransfer allows you to pay from any country and any bank. They also offer excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, compared to traditional banks.
You will be able to track the progress of your payment throughout the transfer process via a student dashboard and you will also be notified via email when your payment is received by Virginia Tech.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, eligible students may enroll in the University's Budget Tuition Plan (BTP). The BTP allows students to divide semester cost into 4 monthly direct debits to a U.S. checking account instead of paying one lump sum by the tuition payment deadline date. For more information about the BTP, please click here.
The banks in my country generally make payment through a demand draft and not through checks? Is this form of payment acceptable?
Yes, a demand draft on an American bank in American dollars is an acceptable form of payment. Please note the check must be drawn exclusively on a U.S. bank. If an international bank is referenced on the check, the domestic bank collections process will be initiated. This process can take several weeks before payment is posted to your account. Bank collection fees may reduce the payment amount.