International Payments through foreign currency

Ball State University works with Western Union Business Solutions to give you an easier payment option than wire transfer.  Western Union Business Solutions has competitive exchange rates and low fees for payments in many international currencies. Follow the information below to make a payment or see a list of currencies accepted by Western Union Business Solutions.  

Foreign currency payments through Western Union Business Solutions are for payment of the student's account balance only. Payments made cannot exceed the current bursar balance. Payments that are in excess of the bursar balance may be returned to the sender. Living and other expenses must be wired to the student’s personal bank account and not through the University.

  1. In eBill, select the Make a Payment link. Select the Payment on Account option and enter the US dollar amount of the payment (not to exceed the bursar balance). Click the Add to Shopping Cart button. Review the payment amount for accuracy and select the Checkout button.  
  2. Select the Foreign Currency option and select the Continue Checkout button. Select both the country and currency type from which the payment will originate. You will see a “real time” exchange rate for your currency and have the chance to review the payment amount in your currency before you submit the payment information
  3. Enter the Remitter Name and agree to the Terms and Conditions. Select the Continue Checkout button.
  4. Once you have submitted the payment, you will be provided a receipt page which contains an attached form of instructions. Print the form and take it to your local bank to start the transfer of funds to Western Union Business Solutions. Please note: You must deliver the payment instructions to your bank within 72 hours to keep the exchange rate offered. If payment is not made within this time frame, then Ball State University may not receive the full amount expected due to foreign currency fluctuations..
  5. Western Union Business Solutions will make the payment to Ball State University in US dollars.

If you cancel your registration and you have paid your account through Western Union Business Solutions, we will ask you for bank account information to return the money by wire transfer.  Wire transfer costs will be deducted from your refund. 

Click here to watch a video tutorial on making an international payment through foreign currency.