Student Payment Policy

Wilkes requires that student balances be paid before the start of classes. This can be satisfied by paying the tuition balance in full or by receiving financial clearance. A student who has not paid in full can be treated as financially clear by taking one of four specific steps.

How to Obtain Financial Clearance

  • Pay your balance in full. Mail your payment to Wilkes University Student Lockbox, P.O. Box 824696, Philadelphia, Pa. 19182-4696. Please include your Wilkes Identification Number (WIN) on your check. You may also pay your bill online with electronic check, MC, Visa, AmEx or Discover (credit card payments will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee by the credit card processor). Payments can be made via the Wilkes Portal.
  • Apply for and receive a financial aid award from the financial aid office or be approved for a loan that equals or exceeds the account balance for that semester. Failure of the student to make a timely response in requests from the Financial Aid Office for additional information will result in loss of financial clearance.
  • Enroll in the Wilkes University payment plan. This automated, online five-installment plan is interest free with a $25 charge per semester. Enrollment in the installment payment plan must be prior to the beginning of each semester. Students can enroll by signing onto the Wilkes Portal and selecting "Installment Payment Plan." (Authorized users such as parents or guardians can access via You need to sign up for the payment plan each semester.
  • Submit a signed Employer Deferment Agreement or third party payment agreement. This includes an agreement from a foreign government and must be submitted prior to start of semester. (Employer Deferment Agreement Forms are available under on the Wilkes portal on the Student Page under "My Account".)

For graduate students, or students whose classes fall outside of the traditional semester schedule, financial clearance is required 10 days prior to the start of classes. For financial clearance, please take one of the above steps.

To access your financial aid award, go to the Wilkes Portal. Under the "Student" tab, go to "My Financial Aid" and click on the link to "Award Information."

Invoices can be accessed on the Wilkes Portal under the "Student Tab" by selecting "eStatement." All student account information can be accessed online, through the Wilkes Portal. 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.

Students can provide parents or other authorized users access to their student account and can receive all tuition account notifications via email by selecting the "Authorized User" link under the "My Account" section of the portal. Parents can then access all payment information via by selecting the "Parent" link.

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. You may enroll by selecting "eRefund" on the student portal.