By default, PayPal uses your account’s PayPal balance before allowing your credit card to complete scheduled subscription payments. This is not under Educadium’s control, and your PayPal account is covered by PayPal’s Terms of Service agreement.

While you cannot explicitly set PayPal to use your credit card to make subscription payments, there is a workaround that can facilitate that. You can transfer all of the money in your PayPal balance to a registered bank account, or you can request a check be mailed to you. For other ways you can use your PayPal balance, click the "Withdraw" tab from the ‘Account Overview’ page.

Below, you will find directions on how to withdraw monies from your PayPal account balance so as to facilitate the use of a credit card to make scheduled subscription payments.

Before You Begin

  • Log in to your PayPal account.


  • Ensure you're logged in to your PayPal account
  • Click 'Withdraw"
  • Click "Withdraw funds to your bank account"
  • Enter your information and click "Continue"
  • Click "Submit"

Note: It will take approximately 3-4 business days for the money to appear in your bank account. You could then decide to move the money back to PayPal if you wish.

  • With a PayPal balance of $0, you can then immediately make a subscription payment by credit card. If you have a valid credit card on record with PayPal then any existing subscriptions will automatically pay using the credit card. However, if you also have a valid checking account on record then you will need to review your account settings to see which option is set as the default for making PayPal payments.

This is currently the only method to ensure PayPal uses your credit card for subscription payments. If this solution does not meet your specific needs then we can arrange for a quarterly or annual invoice payable by check or bank wire. If you wish to discuss this option please contact our billing department at