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Info on how you can apply for OSEA training programs To make sure your application is complete, review this checklist Access OSEA's Online Application from here OSEA offers options to fit your needs Each program has a specific fee structure and set of deadlines


OSEA Payment Options & Process

OSEA accepts:
⇒ Personal Checks            ⇒ Direct Wire Transfer             ⇒ Credit Card (via PayPal only)

⇒ Your Online Banking Bill Pay Service          ⇒ Online Payment Services (PopMoney & PayPal)


For Application Fees we recommend PayPal for speed, security and confidence
Make your Application or Registration Fee payments with PayPal
Select Payment Type
Note that PayPal payments over $50 entail an additional fee. This fee is already included in shopping cart to left


Check here for handling fees that you must add to the total for using different types of payment methods
The use of Personal check never has an additional fee!
However you must make sure that payment arrives by the deadline.

PopMoney is a safe, secure, and economical system for payments over $200. Popmoney has a 7 day time lag to set up the initial payment via a bank account. You are obliged to calculate this set-up time to avoid late fees.

Please see the chart below.


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Personal Check Payments
Checks are recommended for Registration Fees and payment of Balance
Please make checks payable to “OSEA”.
You will receive a receipt via email for each payment submitted by check.

Payments should be mailed to:
      Quetzil Castañeda
      Director, OSEA
      2244 Martha Street
      Bloomington, IN 47408

Checks that are lost in the mail, stolen, delivered late, or delivered to a different address are the responsibility of the participant. Late Payments caused by late arrival or missing checks accrue late fees. In addition, lost checks or checks sent to an incorrect address, may create a situation requiring the use of other payment methods.
Checks without funds are returned and charged an additional fee of $25. Payment must then be delivered in all subsequent occassions through direct wire transfers.

 Payments of Registration Fee and Balance of Payment with personal or bank Check is always accepted without fee


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Direct Bank Wire Transfers
Bank to Bank Wire Transfers are same day deposits if sent from a US bank. Direct Wire Transfer is available for an additional flat service fee of $25 per deposit, regardless of the amount, if made from a US bank. You must make a telephone arrangement with the OSEA Director to receive the correct banking information to set up the payment. This must be one day in advance of domestic wires, 5 business days for foreign bank transfers.

If you send payment from a foreign bank you must ensure that the amount received is in US dollars at the required amount plus a wire transfer fee of $45. Your bank will also directly charge you a fee for the wire. The amount that is received must take into account the correct foreign exchange rates such that the amount RECEIVED is equal the full amount of the total due include all tuition, program fees, late fees, bank handling fees, and foreign exchange commissions.

Wire deposits require prior arrangement with OSEA’s Director, Quetzil Castañeda, by telephone.

For more information on Bank to Bank Direct Wire Transfers, click here.


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Online Banking Bill Payment Service

Participants have the option to set up a bill payment via their own personal Online Banking Services for bill payments. This requires 14 days advance arrangement for your bank to establish the connection with the OSEA bank. Thus this requires making a secure private phone communication with the OSEA Director in order to provide you with the OSEA bank information that is required.

There are no additional fees for this type of payment from your online banking bill pay services.



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Online Payment Services


OSEA is now accepting the use of PopMoney for payments. This service is similar to PayPal, but has much lower sending and receiving fees. You need to set up your account so that you can make payments with your debit card or from your bank account.

OSEA accepts payments of all fees and charges with no additional charge.

PopMoney charges less than $1 for each amount of money sent regardless of the amount up to a maximum of $1000 US.

Popmoney is therefore ideal for the payment of all OSEA fees and the balance of payment. Due to PopMoney limits on the amount that can be sent in one day, the payment of the balance of tuition and fees would require two payments made over a two day period. PopMoney would therefore charge you $2. Please visit www.popmoney.com now to set up your account.

Application Fees only (not Registration Fees or Balance) are paid via Paypal without any cost.

When using Paypal you have the choice of payment method associated with your account (for example credit card, bank account payments). Send payments to quetzil@osea-cite.org

The use of Paypal for payments over $45 incurs additional handling and processing fees. These are charged to us by Paypal. Please consider use paypal for payments of large amounts as their is an extra cost that must be added to the to the amount of the payment to cover the handling and processing fees.


Please see the chart below for fees associated with different payments.

Credit Card payments via Online Payment Services

You can pay with your credit card by using one of the Online Payment Services. Currently OSEA is accepting payments via PayPal and PopMoney. PopMoney does not allow credit card payments, however. These have different service charges associated with making and receiving payments. Please check the providor's rates for this service and the OSEA additional handling rates for using these services. See the Chart Below



OSEA Additional Handling Fees based on Payment Method
Payment Type

Amount of

Personal or Cashier Check


Online Banking Bill

Bank Wire

Required on Late Payments


Application Fee

$25-45 No Add'l Cost no Add'l Fee

not accepted

not accepted No Add'l Cost
Late App Fee $35-45 No Add'l Cost no Add'l Fee not accepted not accepted No Add'l Cost
Registration Fee


No Add'l Cost


not accepted $25
No Add'l Cost
If the Amount Due ranges between


No Add'l Cost

Not Accepted

No Additional Cost; requires 14 day prior arrangement $25
No Add'l Cost
Balance of Tuition & Fees $2000-
No Add'l Cost Not Accepted No Additional Cost; requires 14 day prior arrangement $25 No Add'l Cost

Amounts over $2000 require TWO payments on 2 days

How to Make an Online Payment with Paypal
Online Payment OSEA uses PayPal to receive Application Fee and Registration Fee payments. To open an account at www.paypal.com take fives minutes and only requires information about your bank account. Payments are made directly from your bank account unless you choose to use a credit card. You may add credit card information to the account if you prefer to have payments made from your credit card. Once you have opened an account you can immediately begin to use it. Official PayPal Seal

Please use the SEND MONEY feature on the top menu bar in your account at the PayPal web site.
Use “quetzil@osea-cite.org” as the recipient.
Use message space to communicate any specific instructions.
You will receive a receipt from PayPal and from OSEA for this transaction.




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