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The payment method you use depends primarily on whether your payment source is in the U.S. or not. See the tables below for examples and at-a-glance service fees.

Find the Best Payment Method for Your Needs

Payment Method Recommendations Based on Your Situation
What is your situation? Where is your payment source? Recommended payment method
I am an international student and I live outside of the U.S. a bank in my home country Pay with Flywire
I am an international student and I live outside of the U.S. a credit card from my home country Pay with Flywire
I am a U.S. citizen and I am also a citizen of another country in the U.S. ECheck is the most cost effective option for you. If you do not have a U.S. checking or savings account, you can pay with a U.S. credit card (nonrefundable 2.75% service fee applies to credit and debit transactions).
I am a U.S. citizen and I am also a citizen of another country outside the U.S. Pay with Flywire
My employer is paying for my class(es) either in the U.S. or outside the U.S. If an employer is helping you pay for classes, you are still required to pay when you enroll. Then, you can send an account statement to your employer to get reimbursed. See the options above to determine the payment method that's right for you.

Payment Timelines

If you're payment source (bank transfer of credit/debit card) is in the United States, your payment is received instantly and you can access course materials immediately in most cases. Please see Late, Returned or Canceled Payments and Financial Holds for more information. 

If you're payment sources is outside the U.S., the payment timeline depends on you (the student), your chosen payment type, the country you're paying from and your bank (if you're making a bank transfer). Other factors may apply as well.

Timeline for Flywire Payments

This timeline applies to enrollment and payment for CU Boulder degree programs on Coursera.

  1. Complete the enrollment form and initiate payment in Flywire.
  2. About 30 minutes later, you will receive a "Payment Initiated" email from Flywire.
  3. If you're paying by bank transfer, go to your bank to send the funds as soon as possible (on the same day or the day) after you intiate payment. Any delays in completing this step will result in delays in the payment process and subsequent delays in accessing course material. (Payments expire 8 days after initiation, if no action if taken.)
    If you're not paying by bank transfer, this step does not apply.
  4. Next, you will receive an email from Flywire stating that you have completed your part of the process. 
  5. Then, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar at CU Boulder confirming your enrollment request and payment submission, along with next steps on how to access course materials.
  6. It will take 2–3 business days for your payment to show in your account in Buff Portal.

Service Fees

At-A-Glance Service Fee Estimates
Amount of Tuition 2.75% Service Fee  Estimate of Total
$200 $5.50 $205.50
$400 $11.00 $411.00
$600 $16.50 $616.50
$800 $22.00 $822.00
$1,000 $27.50 $1,027.50
$1,200 $33.00 $1,033.00
$1,400 $38.50 $1,438.50
$1,600 $44.00 $1,644.00
$1,800 $49.50 $1,849.50
$2,000 $55.00 $2,055.00

Questions? Contact sf-specialprograms@colorado.edu.