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. Because course payments are for a service, they are not tax deductible under US tax laws.

Credit Card Payments: Your registration confirmation email provides a confirmation number and instructions how to use it to pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover). The instructions will take you back into the registration system, where payment can be securely made. If you make a partial credit card payment at registration, we ask that you:

How to pay a study group balance:
(Use if you need to pay for more than one person, or for someone other than yourself.)

Example of an entry in the Course CatalogNote: These instructions are for a desktop or laptop computer. On a mobile device, use the mobile navigation menu to go to the “Home” page where you will find the “Already Registered” button.

1. Find your course’s registration/website link in the 2019 Course List or in the *Course Catalog*
*When you find the course, click More Details then View Website*
2. Click on “Already Registered?” (top right)
3. Enter the Primary Registrant’s name, email address, and confirmation number.
Note Primary Registrant name in drop-down box labeled “View confirmation for”
4. Click the drop-down box to select the study group member
5. Click on the Submit Payment button and follow the instructions

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. 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 a $10 administration fee.

The Wilmette Institute does not have a PayPal account.