Tuition and Fees Frequently Asked Questions


Can I use a debit or credit card to pay my tuition and fees?

The Cashier’s Office does not accept debit or credit cards. Only cash, checks, and money orders are accepted.

Payment of tuition and fees by credit card can only be made online through CashNet and will incur a 2.75% convenience fee. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB are accepted credit cards.

An electronic check option with no convenience fee is also available online.

Payments made with the BankMobile Vibe debit card will also incur the convenience fee. Students can use their BankMobile account as an e-check. Students will be able to locate the information needed by logging into their online profile. The routing and account numbers are under OneAccount > Recent Activities.

Why is there a convenience fee for debit and credit card payments?

Our service provider charges 2.75% for each debit and credit card transaction. UWF does not receive these funds. The convenience fees are non-refundable.

Students will have the option to pay online using an e-check to avoid the convenience fee.

BankMobile Vibe debit card payments will also incur the convenience fee. Students can use their BankMobile account as an e-check. Students will be able to locate the information needed by logging into their online profile. The routing and account numbers are under OneAccount > Recent Activities.

What are the free payment options?

There are many ways for students to pay tuition and fees without paying the online convenience fee. CashNet charges a 2.75% convenience fee for all debit and credit card transactions.

Electronic checks can be submitted online though CashNet. Students must authorize a payment from a US checking or savings account and will be prompted to enter valid account and routing numbers.

Cash, check, and money orders are accepted inside the Cashier's Office (Building 20E) during the normal business hours of 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM (CST), Monday - Friday. Checks and money orders can be left in the night deposit box after business hours. Payments must be received by close of business on the fee payment deadline to be considered on time.

Checks and money orders can be mailed to the Cashier's Office. All mailed payments must be received by close of business on the fee payment deadline to be considered on time. Postmarked dates are not considered on time. Mailed payments should be sent to the following address:

University of West Florida
Cashier's Office, Building 20E
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514

 

All checks should be made payable to University of West Florida. Please include the student's name and ID number with each payment to ensure correct and timely processing.

How do I find my tuition and fee payment due date?

Your tuition and fees due date is listed on your CashNet Account Details page. It's also found in the Registrar's Academic Calendar along with other important dates. There are only two due dates per term.  

Courses that have a start date during the first half of semester will have the “First Half” due date. Courses that have a start date during second half of semester will have the “Second Half” due date.

If you are registered for courses with start dates during both First Half and Second Half, all fees must be paid by the First Half due date. If you are registered for only Second Half classes, tuition and fees will have the Second Half due date.

Any courses added after your due date has passed, your tuition and fees are due immediately. If tuition and fees are not paid that day, a late payment fee will assess.

Can I pay my tuition and fees over the phone?

No payments are accepted over the phone. Payments can only be made inside the Cashier's Office or online through CashNet.

How do I know if my classes are in the first half or second half of the semester?

First Half:

  • POT 1 = full semester
  • POT 2 = first half of semester
  • POT 4 = summer 8 week
  • POT 5 = course starts during first month of term
  • POT 6 = course starts during second month of term

Second Half:

  • POT 3 = second half of semester
  • POT 7 = course starts during third month of term
  • POT 8 = course starts during fourth month of term
  • POT 9 = course starts during fifth month of term              

Each semester could have up to nine parts of term. Students will only have one tuition and fee payment due date. Students registered in both first half and second half courses will have the first half due date for all tuition and fees regardless of their courses start date. Any courses added after your due date has passed are due immediately. If the tuition and fees are not paid that day, a late payment fee will assess. 

Courses that begin and end in different parts of term may have different drop/add periods. This could potentially affect tuition and fee charges or refunds. Students can view their account details in CashNet. 

It is each student’s responsibility to stay informed of all registration and fee payment deadlines. Important dates and deadlines are found in the Academic Calendar.