International Payments

The University of Iowa has partnerships with CIBC International Student Pay and Flywire for a more cost-effective method for international students to wire funds from their home country. You will be offered excellent exchange rates allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money compared to traditional bank methods. The posting of your payment to the University will be faster, you will have the ability to track your payment and you will be notified when the University has received your funds.

CIBC International Student Pay Flywire
Use CIBC International Student Pay to pay your tuition and school fees directly online in your home currency with over 120 payment currencies supported.  Currently, CIBC supports Bank wire, Credit/Debit card, Direct debit – EFT, UnionPay (CUP), WeChat and AliPay.  To get started visit and follow the instructions to make a payment. You do not need to go to a CIBC bank branch or have a CIBC bank account to use this service. Flywire accepts payments from international students worldwide.  Easily and securely make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home.  Flywire offers real-time tracking and around-the-clock multilingual support for payment processing.
  • Select the country from where you want to make the payment and input the payment amount (in US dollars).
  • The US dollar amount will be converted to your home currency at preferred FX rates, with $0 admin fees.
  • Select your preferred method of payment: CIBC supports Bank wire, Credit/Debit card, Direct debit (EFT), Union Pay (CUP), WeChat and AliPay.
  • Submit your student and payer details. Depending on the payment method selected, you may be required to follow some additional steps. This will be outlined in the CIBC International Student Pay portal.
  • You can track the status of your payment online using the ‘Track your Payment’ button on CIBC International Student Pay portal.
  • Once the payment is received, CIBC will convert the funds to US dollars and forward the payment to the University of Iowa.

If you encounter any issues, please contact our 24/7 CIBC International Student Pay Support:
Telephone numbers:
India (toll free): +1 (800) 121-661661
North America (toll free): +1 (844) 637-8898
Worldwide: +91 90713 73838

With Flywire you can:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Make payments in more than 140 currencies, online and from banks worldwide
  • Other available payment methods include international credit and debit cards, Unionpay, Alipay, ICIC net banking, HDFC online bank transfers and other international payment options that vary by country
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Enjoy peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support
  • Ensure accurate and timely posting of your payment to your student account

Start your international payment at


  1. Select your country of origin from the drop-down list
  2. Enter the dollar amount
  3. Select your preferred payment method
  4. Enter basic identification information for the university to identify your payment
  5. Confirm payment details and receive payment instructions
  6. Complete your payment (for wire transfer payment methods, this means you will follow the instructions and send funds to the bank account provided)
  7. Track and confirm your payment at any time through your Flywire account

Flywire provides 24/7 multilingual support:
Phone: +1 800 346 9252
Live Chat:
How to make payment video:
**See International Check Receipts for processing instructions for non-U.S. checks.