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International Payments

Please be advised that when paying your Stony Brook Invoice you should take the following steps to ensure you are not a victim of a payment scam:

1. NEVER give your SOLAR ID and Password to anyone else. 
2. NEVER use an anonymous third party individual to pay your tuition for you.
3. NEVER use Credit Card or Bank Account information provided to you by someone else.
4. DON'T assume that someone can get a better currency exchange rate for you.
5. Make your payments via Flywire or directly to Stony Brook University.
6. Contact the Bursar's Office  if you are unsure about how to safely make your payment.

The Bursar’s Office has partnered with Flywire to provide a streamlined way to make international payments that is both simple and cost effective.


  • Alipay & UnionPay rates  - Remaining for the rest of the year is Flywire's preferential pricing for Alipay (Chinese equivalent to PayPal) and UnionPay (most common credit card). Students will enjoy lower rates and faster settling time for both of these methods.
  • Indian Bank Loans - Flywire  is able  to process funds taken out as loans by Indian students.  Flywire asks for the bank's Source of Funds in the payment experience and pre-fills a necessary foreign transaction document (LRS Form) to simplify the process.
  • Better rates in Brazil - Through a new partnership, rates for Boleto (the most common method of money transfer in Brazil) and credit cards will be less expensive than they've ever been! 

Flywire Payer Guide 
Paying From India
Chinese Payer Brochure


After you view your bill in SOLAR and proceed to make a payment, simply select the "Flywire" option from the drop down menu. If you have questions about how to pay via Flywire click here: The Flywire website as well as their customer service is available in a number of languages. Flywire Stonybrook

Please Note: International payments that require a refund due to overpayment or student withdrawal will be processed through Flywire at a cost of $35 per transaction. If the student is continuing as a Stony Brook Student and has a U.S. Bank Account, a refund can be sent via Direct Deposit at no cost to the student.

Read Instructions in Mandarin 

Read Instructions in Spanish

* We reserve the right to refuse any tender if in our sole opinion acceptance would be disruptive to business operations.