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Wire Transfer Payments

Wire Transfer request forms are generated in and must be taken to your bank within 72 hours to complete the wire transfer request. Wire Transfer requests initiated through are serviced by Western Union Business Solutions.  USC does not charge a fee for accepting these wire transfers.

Once our bank notifies us that your wire payment has been received, the full amount received by our bank is immediately posted to your student account.  If it has been more than 7 business days since you submitted your wire transfer request to your bank and you still do not see the payment posted to your student account, please do not hesitate to contact the Cashier's Office at (213) 740-7471.

You should only wire funds that you need to pay for your tuition, fees and any university contracted services as we can not accept large wire transfers that are in excess of the cost of the tuition.

We DO NOT process eRefunds for accounts paid by WIRE TRANSFER.  If your account has been overpaid by a wire transfer payment, you have two options: we can leave the wire in your account to be used for future charges, or we can return the entire wire back to the originator.


Wire Transfer Guidelines:

  • please do not send additional funds for living expenses that you will be paying to a private landlord or entity. Those funds should be wired to your U.S. banking institution account if you already have one set up. If not, you should travel with traveler's checks that will allow you to pay for expenses outside of USC.  Once you arrive, you should make arrangements to open a checking account with one of the local financial institutions.
  • please be sure to include student name and 10-digit USC-ID on all Remittances.


NOTE: USC does not accept TELEX transfers for payment of student accounts.