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Making a Payment

The Accounting Office strives to make bill payment as easy as possible for students. For your convenience, you are able to make payments in the following ways:

Payment via the Student Portal

We encourage all students to take advantage of the easy and hassle-free option to make tuition payments by credit or debit card through the student portal. Avoid the wait and make your payment when it is convenient for you! For detailed instructions, please click here.

Payment in the Accounting Office

The Accounting Office is able to take your payments in person Monday through Friday until 5:30 PM. We accept payments by credit card, check, cash, or money order.

Payment via Mail

The Accounting Office will happily receive checks or money orders via mail. Please do not send cash payments via mail. Payments may be mailed to the following address:

Virginia International University
ATTN: Accounts Receivable
4401 Village Drive
Fairfax, VA  22030  United States

Please include your Applicant/Student ID # for processing the payments submitted by mail. The payments without identification cannot be processed.

Payment Methods

Credit and debit card payments are accepted at the Accounting Office and online through the student portal. VIU accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
(Note: Online payments can be made by using multiple cards. Please note that the same card cannot be used more than once in the same day)

Checks should be made payable to Virginia International University with the student’s full name and/or student ID number written on the memo line. Checks which have already been endorsed or drawn from a foreign bank will not be accepted. Checks must be payable in US dollars (USD).

Cash is only received in person at the Accounting Office located at the Village Drive Campus
(4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030).

VIU offers two options for students wishing to pay via wire transfer:

GlobalPay
We offer a simple electronic payment mechanism through Western Union Business Solutions called GlobalPay which allows students to pay tuition and fees using their local currency. Our hope is that this option will save students money on exchange rates and bank fees. Payments made via GlobalPay are credited directly to your student account in as few as two (2) business days.
Depending on your country and region, you may have different options for GlobalPay payment via local bank transfer, credit card, Western Union Agents, or ChinaPay. (More information is available here.) Your payment options and availability will vary by country and region.
For instructions on paying via GlobalPay, please click here.

Traditional Wire Transfer

  • To make a traditional wire transfer to VIU, please contact the Accounting Office at accounting@viu.edu for further instructions.
  • When sending a wire transfer, be sure to include the student’s full name and/or student ID number.

Money Order
Money orders should be made payable to Virginia International University.

Demand Drafts
VIU will accept demand drafts (DDs) only if the funds are drawn on a US bank and in US currency. Drafts should only total the amount of tuition and fees for the semester for which the student is paying. All demand drafts received which exceed the amount of total tuition and fees for that semester will be refunded only after the Demand Draft is processed and settled.

Payment Reminders

  • Please allow ample time for payment processing. Payments must be received by 6 PM to be considered as the same business day payment. Please click here to view more information about payment deadlines.
  • Payments are applied to the oldest outstanding balance first.
  • The Accounting Office does not accept payments over the phone.