International Student Payments

International Wire Transfers for International Students and for U.S. Students Living Abroad

Luther College has partnered with a company called Flywire to offer a streamlined way to make international tuition payments. Flywire’s mission is to save international students and their family's money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees or unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks.  In addition, the posting of the payment into your Luther College account will be faster, you will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard, and you will be notified via email when it is deposited into our account.

Go to Flywire to begin the payment process

  1. Select the country from which your funds will be coming (typically your home country)
  2. Enter the payment amount (in U.S. dollars) you wish to make to your student bill (Check your web statement of account if unsure)
  3. Provide basic information
  4. Visit with your bank (via phone, online, or in person) to send funds from your bank to Flywire
  5. Flywire will convert your money into US dollars and send to Luther College
  6. Luther College will credit your student account
  7. You will receive an email confirmation when you payment is deposited into Luther College's bank account.
  • Through the Flywire student dashboard you will be able to track where in the transfer process your payment is.
  • No matter your time zone, Flywire has dedicated multilingual customer support team available to you—accessible 24/7 via chat, Skype, email, and phone to answer your questions.
  • In most cases, the U.S. dollar amount will be converted into your home currency at preferential exchange rates, which will translate into savings for you.

While we recommend Flywire because it is less expensive and more transparent, you may also do a wire transfer

The wire instructions for Bank of the West are:
Bank Routing (ABA) Number: 121100782
Account Number: Call 1-800-458-8437 ext 1015 for information
Account Name: Luther College
Reference Information: Students Name & ID #
Swift Code*: BWSTUS66 (*For international wires only.)

The mailing address for Bank of the West is:
120 W. Water Street
PO Box 110
Decorah, Iowa 52101

The telephone number is (563)-382-2991.

Credit balances due to over-payments or payments made by wire transfer will remain on the student billing account for future charges or returned to the sending institution.  Luther College will not act as an intermediary for transference of funds through the credit balance refund process.

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