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Send money as a welcome back to school gift to your loved ones. Support their education around the world with a money transfer from or our app.

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    Ways to send money for back to school

    Choose how your receivers can collect your back-to-school gift with our online money transfer service.

    Pay the way you like to send money for back to school

    Bank account

    Credit3 or debit card

    Via Apple Pay® in our app

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    Transfer money for back to school with our app

    Send money virtually anywhere for cash pickup in minutes1.

    Check transfer fees4 and exchange rates in advance.

    Track your money transfer conveniently.

    Save time and make repeat money transfers.

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    Rating as of 6 November, 2023.

    Why send money as a back-to-school gift?

    Send more than money to loved ones for the new school year with Western Union. Try our fast and reliable money transfer services to send a money transfer with a welcome back to school message anytime, from anywhere.

    Advantages of sending money online with Western Union

    Sending money online this back-to-school season with Western Union is fast, easy and convenient. Send money online today and take advantage of all the benefits it offers!

    How to send money for back to school online?


    Sign up or log in to your profile

    Sign up or log in on or our app. It‘s free and all you need is an email address.


    Choose the amount you wish to send

    Put in the amount you wish to send as a back-to-school gift. We’ll show you the transfer fee4 for your chosen sum.


    Choose the payment and payout method

    Transfer money with your bank account,  credit3 or debit card, or Apple Pay directly to your receiver’s bank account.


    Enter your receiver’s information

    Fill in your receiver’s personal information and the details of their bank account.


    Verify your identity

    If you are sending more than 1000 EUR, we will ask for a photo of your ID card to verify your identity.


    That’s it! Your back-to-school gift is on its way

    We’ll take care of the rest. You can track your money transfer and check its status with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

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    How much does it cost to send money as a back-to-school gift?

    Your transfer fee4 is calculated based on the amount, destination, payout and payment methods. With Western Union, you can choose whatever suits your budget and what’s convenient for your loved ones to send a welcome back to school message with a money transfer.

    Have questions or need help?

    Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information.

    1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    2 Funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions of service. See Mobile Form for Restrictions.

    3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

    4 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Transfer fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Transfer fees and exchange rates subject to change without notice.