The preferred method of payment is CashNET (the fastest and the
preferred method). If the purchase is for $600 or more, you can also pay
by wire transfer to BYU.
1. CashNET (HigherOne)
is a secure site, which is used to process payments for BYU and many other
universities in the United States. BYU strongly prefers that payments
be made via CashNET. Payments made via CashNET take effect within just a few
seconds, and your students will have expanded access almost immediately.
Wire transfer (for payments of $600 or more). If you are
interested in this option, please email
us so that we can send you the bank name, routing number, etc.
There is an additional $70 charge for using a wire transfer. So if this
were a one-year license for an unlimited number of students, it would be $600 (normal price) +
$70 (additional charge) = $670. Most of this is
to pay back what the bank charges for a wire transfer (which is often $40-50,
especially for international transfers), and the other part is for the
extra time and effort to coordinate and check up on the wire transfer.
Whereas payment by CashNET is essentially instantaneous (1-2 minutes at
most), payment by wire transfer can take
several days. The transfer itself usually takes 1-2 business days, and it takes
BYU 1-2 business days to contact us to let us know that the wire
transfer has arrived. So it is conceivable that the payment will not be
recorded (and the academic license will not become active for corpus users) until
business days after you make the