International Student Services


Most payment transaction in the US are done by bank card. It is helpful to open your own checking and saving account in the US. Listed below are the five banks closest to our campus.  Rates and service charges vary; some may have special rates for PLU students. During Fall New Student Orientation, there will local bank representatives on-campus available to assist you to open a bank account.

Westside Community Bank

12166 Pacific Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 531-2700 

Wells Fargo Bank   
11205 Pacific Avenue   
Tacoma, WA  98444   

Key Bank
13802 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA  98444

Bank of America   
11315 Pacific Avenue South   
Tacoma, WA  98444   

Columbia Bank
17502 Pacific Avenue
Spanaway, WA  98387

Money Matters

Business Office

Business Office has a Cashier's desk where you can go to make a payment in person. At the desk, you can also cash personal checks up to $50 with valid PLU ID.

Student Services Center

SSVC can help you answer many "business" related questions at PLU such as finance, class registration related transactions, transcripts, enrollment confirmation and more! It's a great place to ask questions, check it out here!

A Wells Fargo ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) is located in the University Center. During Fall New Student Orientation, representatives from local banks will be on-campus to assist you with setting up new bank accounts.

Making a Payment to PLU

Payments are due at following dates for the following semesters/ terms: 

  • Fall - August 25th
  • J-Term - December 25th
  • Spring - January 25th
  • Summer - First day of summer classes

To pay by credit card or check online, log into your Banner>Student Services>Student Account>Make a Payment. MasterCard, American Express or Discover are accepted but 2.5% charge will apply.In order to use check option, you will need an American Bank Account.

The easiest way to pay is to use a secure wire transfer. PLU works with a company called Peer Transfer. There is no fee associated to this transaction and you can pay using any currency.