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Reminder: Receipts Office closes Friday 19 May

Receipts Office closes 19 May

The University of Reading is making it simpler and easier for all students to pay their tuition and accommodation fees online.

From Friday 19 May 2017 we will be asking for all tuition and accommodation fees to be paid using one of the following methods of cashless payment:

  • Credit/Debit Card or PayPal: Payments can be made online on the University’s Finance webpage
  • Bank Transfer with Western Union (UK & International):  Simple, low cost payments can be made online at
  • Bank-to-Bank Transfer: Students must quote their 8-digit student ID and details of what is being paid on the payment reference – without this, we cannot allocate payments to student accounts. 
  • Our Bank details are:

Account name: University of Reading receipts account

Bank Name: Barclays Bank

Bank Address: 90-93 Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP

Sort Code: 20-71-03

Account Number: 10468509

IBAN: GB68 BARC 2071 0310 4685 09

Swift Code: BARCGB22

Both of these online payment methods are secure and have been in use for several years – they are safe and reliable ways of transferring money to the University.

Benefits of cashless payments

Cashless payments provide students and staff with:

  • A quicker, easier and more convenient way of paying fees.
  • Trackable payments that can be traced should something go wrong.
  • Protection against criminal activity, such as theft or money laundering.

Alternatively, payment by cheque (Sterling Only) can be accepted.  Cheques need to be made payable to University of Reading and should include a valid 8-digit Student ID written on the reverse of the cheque. From Friday 19 May 2017 cheques should be sent to the University of Reading, Collections Department, Whiteknights House, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AH*

*Please note that the address given for cheque delivery has been updated since our previous communications. The address given above is correct.  

Further information 

Whiteknights Cash Office closure

Following these plans, the Cash Office at Whiteknights House will close permanently on Friday 19 May 2017. Students will now be required to pay fees using the methods outlined above. 

We will no longer accept cash payments for tuition and accommodation fees. 

Hardship and short-term loans

Hardship or short-term loans that have been agreed by Student Services to be paid in cash can be collected from the Credit & Collections Office in Whiteknights House, Room number GO1.

Petty cash requirements for staff

Staff who require cash on campus should visit the Credit & Collections Office in Whiteknights House, Room number GO1.

Please email or call 0118 378 6130 for queries.  

Further enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the University finance team at or call 0118 378 6130.

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