International Payments

How do I make payments to UCSB?

All students should refer to UCSB’s Business & Financial Services department for guidance on making payments to the university. It provides students with must-know information including methods for making payments to UCSB. If you hear of a payment servicer or an option not on the page, please contact the UCSB Cashier’s Office and inquire before trying to use a service not already listed on their website.

Learn more at: https://www.bfs.ucsb.edu/barc/paying-your-bill

International Payment method:

UCSB accepts all international payments via Flywire.

Flywire is a secure, online payment process that makes it easy to pay from accounts in your home country. With Flywire, you can pay from countries around the world, typically in your home currency.

  • Pay from accounts in your home country, outside of the United States. For most countries and territories, you pay in your home currency and Flywire will send funds in $USD directly to UCSB. Payment options for China may include: Domestic bank transfer in RMB (CNY) 国内银行间人民币转账, Alipay支付宝, UnionPay银联付款, credit cards, online
  • Avoid unnecessary bank fees and receive favorable foreign exchange rates
  • Track the progress of your payment anytime until it reaches UCSB
  • Contact Flywire multilingual customer support via phone, chat, WeChat, and email for assistance with your payment, around the clock

How can I stay away from scams to steal my money when making payments?

Protect yourself from tuition scams targeting international students by making payments to UCSB the right way! Follow these helpful tips, and be sure to use only payment methods directly recommended by the university, such as Flywire. Don’t use any payment methods or companies that are 1) not listed on UCSB Business & Financial Services webpage 2) not licensed in US, 3) and not recognized or approved by UCSB.

When making payments from your home country, pay by UCSB’s preferred international payment method, Flywire.

  • UCSB-trusted method that is licensed and secure!
  • You can track your payment online, and receive email and text alerts — from the moment you book your payment until it reaches UCSB.

For questions about making payments through your UCSB MyBARC account, contact cash.info@barc.ucsb.edu.

If you have questions about making a payment, contact Flywire’s multilingual customer support at 1-800-346-9252 in the U.S., or email support@flywire.com. Additional contact options, including international phone numbers, Skype, live chat, and email are available at http://www.flywire.com/contact.