Payment Methods

The following payment details have been compiled for your benefit. If you have any questions, please contact the ECU Buff $mart Program.

Payment by Web

E-check (preferred method) - We strongly encourage check payments to be made by web on Student Finance on Buff Advisor. Students must click the blue link in the YELLOW ALERT BAR near the top of the page, then click the green MAKE A PAYMENT button. Payment can be made by entering routing & account numbers and choosing the appropriate account type (checking or savings).

Credit and Debit Card - (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) are only available through the TouchNet PayPath Portal, which has been certified PCI compliant to ensure the security of students’ and authorized users’ financial information. All card transactions will be assessed a non-refundable card processing fee of 2.95% per transaction, with a minimum fee of $3. You will be told the fee amount and asked to agree to the fee prior to completing the transaction online.

Payment by Mail

Must be received before payment deadline.

Mail a check (with DL #), cashier check or money order with student’s name, buff ID number and term on check to
West Texas A&M University
Accounting & Business Office
WT Box 60999
Canyon, TX 79016
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Email or forward the PDF of your letter to our general email account:, from your Buff email. You must include your full name and ID number every time.
Emergency Loans

Last Resort

WTAMU offers an Emergency Tuition and Fee loan through Buff Advisor to students with a social security number on file. This loan is designed to protect a schedule from deletion for non-pay when financial aid is not disbursed, or a personal payment cannot be made by the deadline (but you know you can make the payment in the next few days). Loans are open 10 days and close at the 4pm payment deadline. This loan must be paid back within 90 days. 

To pay off loans go to Panhandle Plains Higher Education Foundation is our loan servicer.

For more information about emergency loans click here.

Adding an Authorized User

Students can grant direct access to university billing, disbursed financial aid and scholarship amounts, to any individual(s) the student chooses by adding an authorized User. Authorized users will login directly to TouchNet, rather than going through My Buff Portal. From Buff Advisor click Student Finance. Click on the Account Activity Link.  In the yellow alert bar click the link to make payments. Student will now be in the TouchNet system.  Click Authorized Users on the right side of the screen.  Click authorized User link. The student will enter the email address of the authorized user and click the green continue button. The authorized user will receive an email giving instructions for setting up their user account.

For more information on adding an authorized user click here.

Deferred Payment Plan

All students who choose not to pay in full on the first payment deadline are required to sign up for a payment plan. The cost of the payment plan in $35. Any payments missed (2nd/3rd/4th installments) will result in a $20 late fee added to the student’s balance. (Payment Plan not available for Winter Intersession, May Intersession, Summer 1 or Summer 2)

For more information on the deferred payment plan click here.

Direct Deposit

Students are strongly encouraged to set themselves up for direct deposit on the Bank Information US link in Buff Advisor. This is a one-time set up that allows the Accounting and Business Office to send all refunds directly to the student's bank, rather than generating a paper check that must be put in the mail.

For more payment methods click here.


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