Paying Your Bill with Foreign Currency

NOTE: A Foreign Currency payment is a ‘pending’ payment and does not apply to your University of Nebraska–Lincoln student account until all of the following steps are completed.

Step 1  Login

Students – Login to MyRED. Click on the blue “Pay Bill" link.

Parents/Others – Login to the UNL E-Payment System.  (If you do not have Authorized Payor access, contact your student.)

Step 2  Make a Payment

Select "Click here to make a payment".  Enter the dollar amount you would like to pay in US dollars in the Pay Amount field, and then click “Checkout".  Your payment cannot exceed the current student account balance (which will be displayed on the page).

Step 3  Select Payment Type

Select the third option - “Pay by Foreign Currency” and click “Continue Checkout”.  At this point, the Payor will be redirected to the Western Union Business Solutions site to complete their payment as seen in Step 4 below.

UNL E-Payment System Payment Type

Step 4  Complete Foreign Currency Information

You will be redirected to the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) site to complete your payment.  WUBS facilitates our foreign currency payments.  To complete the Foreign Currency payment, the payor will need to:

  • Select a Country and agree to amount being paid
  • Select payment method
  • Agree to prepopulated student information which was forward to WUBS by UNL
  • Provide information about the payor
  • Review the instructions on how to complete the payment to WUBS

Step 5  Submit Payment

Verify the information entered.  A copy of the receipt with the “Payment Instructions” attached will also be emailed to the address you provided.

Step 6  Deliver Instructions to Your Bank

Deliver the “Payment Instructions” to your bank within 72 hours. The quoted exchange rate is only valid for that time frame. Your foreign bank will transfer funds via Western Union to the University of Nebraska –Lincoln.

Step 7  Payment Posts to Student Account upon Final Settlement

Once the payment is received via Western Union, the payment will post to your student account and can be seen on MyRED. Until this settlement, the payment is only PENDING and will not be seen on MyRED.

CAUTION: A new transaction must be initiated in the UNL E-Payment System each time payment is made .  Never use payment instructions from a previous transaction when making payment by International Funds Transfer.  Each payment is unique and needs to be properly identified or it will be delayed and possibly applied incorrectly.