Paying Tuition by Check or Credit Card

Checks or Money Orders should be drawn on a US Bank, made out to “Bahá’í Services Fund: Wilmette Institute” and mailed to Wilmette Institute, Bahá’í National Center, 1233 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201. Please include a note with your name and the name of the course you are paying for. Because course payments are for a service, they are not tax deductible under US tax laws.

Credit Card Payments: Unless you are a recipient of tuition support, fee payments must be made in full, using a credit card, at the time of registration. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

What to do if your credit card is rejected: If you have difficulties paying with your credit card the first time, try once more, making sure all details are correctly typed in, including the card expiration date. Note that the address you use on the payment page must be the address at which you receive your credit card bills. If this still doesn’t work and you need to provide us your credit card information, DO NOT EMAIL IT because that is not secure.

Call our toll free number (877-wilmette, 877-945-6388) and leave a message with:

    • type of card (for example Visa);
    • full name on card (please spell it out);
    • card number;
    • expiration date;
    • security number on back;
    • mailing address where you receive the credit card bill;
    • amount to charge;
    • title of the course you are paying for.

A phone number or email address where we can contact you may also be helpful.

Receipts and Refunds: All credit card payments and refunds through our registration system automatically generate an email notification to your email address. If you wish to withdraw from a course, we typically retain an administration fee.

The Wilmette Institute does not have a PayPal account.