Student Payment Policy

Wilkes requires all students to receive financial clearance two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Tuition bills are also due two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

How to Obtain Financial Clearance

You can receive financial clearance via any of the following options.

Pay Your Tuition Balance in Full

Wilkes offers several ways to quickly and conveniently pay your tuition.

Pay Your Tuition

Receive a Financial Aid Award

You will receive financial clearance if you apply for and receive a financial aid award from the Financial Aid Office that equals or exceeds your account balance for the semester.

Be Approved for a Loan

Your loan must equal or exceed your account balance for the semester in order to grant you financial clearance.

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Our automated, five-installment payment is interest free and easy to set up. Enrollment in the plan must be done prior to the start of each semester and comes with a $25 charge per semester.

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Submit a Payment Agreement

This includes an employer deferment agreement or agreement from a foreign government and must be submitted prior to start of semester.

Download Wilkes Employer Deferment Agreement (.pdf)

Notice on Financial Clearance

Failure to respond timely in requests from the Financial Aid Office for additional information will result in loss of financial clearance.

Additional Information

Billing, Payment and Financial Aid Information

Your financial aid award can be found in the Wilkes Portal's Student tab, under the My Financial Aid section.

Your invoice can be found on the Wilkes Portal or via the view eStatement link below. Your balance may be subject to change due to revisions to your financial aid award, changes to your course schedule, room and meal plan changes, parking, bookstore charges or lab fees.

Parent Access to Student Account

Students can provide parents or other authorized users access to their student account. Authorized users will also receive all tuition account notifications via email.

Grant Authorized User Access

Already registered as an authorized user? After being added as an authorized user to access a student account, you can make a direct payment to your student's tuition bill via the Wilkes Parent Portal.


Graduate Students

For graduate students, or students whose classes fall outside of the traditional semester schedule, financial clearance is required two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Financial Clearance must still be obtained via one of the previously stated methods.

Electronic Refunds

If you anticipate receiving a refund on your account, you will receive your refund faster by having the refund automatically deposited to your checking or savings account.

Enroll in e-Refund