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Expand the Reach of Your Educational Institution

Payment solutions to support your institution’s internationalisation strategy

Growing internationalisation of higher education is creating new opportunities, competition and challenges for educational institiutions. We offer a full suite of solutions to facilitate your international payments strategy.

Approximately 30% of the money sent through Western Union is related to education. But for us it's not just an area of expertise. It's our cause of choice. We see it as the surest path to financial inclusion and that's why we granted $10 million for educational development in 47 countries.

Offer easy online tuition payment

Students pay in their local currency through a customised payment portal with multiple payment methods and language options.

Effectively manage your foreign exchange risk

Protect your institution from cross currency risks associated with increasing internationalisation.

Simplify the direct loans process

Streamline receipt of US Federal loans and Sallie Mae Loans, making disbursements and reconciliation easier to manage.

Save money on administrative costs

Simplify your financial operations by reducing the manual processing of payments.

Speed up payment processing

Offer students a stress-free experience by increasing your response time and reducing errors.

End payment confusion

Easily match payments to the correct students, family member, or any third-party representing a student.

Save money on vendor payments

Make payments to over 170 countries and territories in 130 currencies. Our direct route reduces your fees.

Save money on foreign exchange

Pre-purchase foreign currencies to control your foreign exchange costs.

Support faculty and student travel

Offer cash pick up at 300,000+ locations and transfer funds to WU® Prepaid Mastercards®.

Get started fast

No software to install. This is a simple path to managing your international payments with more ease.

Contact an Education Specialist

Talk to a specialist to discuss your international payment or foreign exchange needs.

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Our story

We offer educational institutions access to the world's largest financial network spanning over 170 countries and territories. Today more than 500 institutions use our custom-designed offerings for the education sector.

For us education is not just an area of expertise, it's our cause of choice. We see it as the surest path to financial inclusion and that's why we've granted $10 million for educational development in 47 countries.