OSEA Payment Options. OSEA Schedule of Fees for Summer Field Study Abroad Programs in Interdisciplinary Cultural Anthropology. TESL, Teaching English Service Learning, Ethnography of Archaeology, Heritge Ethnography, Tourism Studies, Intensive Maya Language Immersion, Learn Maya, teaching Maya as a second language acquisition, Mexico. Quetzil Castaneda is the founding director of OSEA the Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology. Specialist in Maya language, archaeological tourism and heritage, ethnographic methods, experimental ethnography and experimental fieldwork.

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OSEA Payment Options

Online Payments of Application Fee & Deposit/Registration: Ccannot be used for payment of balance


Payment of OSEA Balance with:

         ⇒ Personal Checks
⇒ Direct Wire Transfer
         ⇒ Your Bank's Bill Pay Service


We recommend PayPal for speed, security, and confidence to pay Application Fee & Deposit
Select Payment Type — Application Fee or Deposit (Registration) Amounts include Paypal Handling Fees
Note that PayPal payments over $50 entail an additional fee. This fee is already included in shopping cart to left

Starting in 2020 OSEA can accept payments for Application Fee and Deposit via Zelle using quetzil@osea-cite.org

OSEA strongly encourages the use of Check, your own banks' Online Bill Payment service or Popmoney.com for payment of the Balance Due in early May


Click 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:
      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. Setting up your bank with popmoney takes 7-10 days. You must arrange this ahead of time to not be charged late fees.

PopMoney charges less than $1 for each amount of money sent regardless of the amount up to a maximum of $2000 US .For most OSEA program costs, participants will have to make two payments. OSEA does not charge any additional handling or service fee for the use of Popmoney.com There is a 30 day maximum limit of amount of $5000 that can be sent from your bank account.

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


Use PopMoney.com for Best Cost Effective Payments —Only $1 Fee




OSEA Additional Handling Fees based on Payment Method
Payment Type

Payment Amount

Personal or Cashier

Paypal Fees

Use Your Bank's online Bill
Payment Service

Bank Wire Deposit

Required on Late Payments


Application Fee

$35 No Fee no Fee

not accepted

not accepted No Fee
Late App Fee $45 No Fee no Fee not accepted not accepted No Fee
Registration Deposit


No Fee


not accepted not accepted

No Fee

Payment of Balance of Program Costs

Amounts $400 to $5000

No Fee

Fee of $100 for every $1000 -- Add to total

NO FEE Requires 10 day advance arrangement $25 International or Domestic Wire
Set up your Bank 10 days Prior to Due Date

Handling Fee for Using PayPal to Make Payments in Amounts Over $400


$1001 to $2000

$2001 to $3000

$3001 to $4000

$4001 to $5000

Fee $50

Fee $100

Fee $200

Fee $300

Fee $400


Use PopMoney.com for Best Cost Effective Payments —Only $1 per Transaction payment
Maximum payment per 24 hour period is $2000 from your linked bank account. Linking your bank account can take 7-10 days. Popmoney payments over $2000 must be divided into two (2) payments made.


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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