Wire Transfer (Domestic and International)

Those wishing to make payments to the student account via wire transfer should do so using Western Union Business Solutions GlobalPay for Students. This option allows families to pay the student account balance in the local currency and provides a simple and secure way of initiating a payment electronically.


NOTE:  The Notre Dame Office of Student Accounts cannot accept a wire transfer in excess of the amount due on the student account.  If a transfer is received that is in excess of the account balance, the excess amount may be returned to the sender.  (Families wanting to provide their student with funds for living expenses should transfer funds directly to the student’s personal bank account.)


Some of the GlobalPay for Students benefits include:

• You make payment in the currency of your choice. This amount is then converted to U.S. dollars. 

• You may review the List of Currency Options.

• The exchange rate quote is locked in for your payment for 72 hours after the quote is obtained.

• The exchange rate is very competitive when compared to your financial institution’s retail rates, and bank service fees may be reduced since the wire transfer that you initiate is a local transfer.

• There are no transaction charges from Western Union Business Solutions or Notre Dame, though you may be charged a transaction fee by your bank.

Efficient and Timely Posting
• Payments include your reference information to ensure your payment reaches your Notre Dame student account quickly, typically in two to five business days after your bank initiates payment.


Wire Transfer FAQ

For general inquiries about the payments process, please contact Western Union at studentinquiries@westernunion.com or call 877-218-8829.