Payment Information

Full payment is due the first day of class. ESL charges a monthly fee of $25 for unpaid balances. UWM also assesses a 1% charge for all late payments.

Financial Obligation

A student who enrolls in IEP classes is making a financial commitment to UWM for full payment of tuition and fees for the entire period for which the student is registered. Each enrolled student has an online UWM PAWS account where financial information and due dates are recorded. The student (not the sponsor) is responsible for payment of all charges on the student’s UWM PAWS account.

Cancellation and Withdrawal

    • Exit Form must be completed.
    • There is no refund of the initial application fee of $160.
    • Tuition refund of 100% if cancellation notice is received BEFORE the first day of class.
    • A percentage of tuition refund is given for a cancellation notice submitted after classes have started, in addition to the withdrawal fee.
    • If you begin full-time academic study at UWM, 100% of tuition payment is refunded.

Change in Enrollment Period After Session Has Begun

  • Notice of change must be made in writing in the ESL Office, Curtin 672.
  • You must meet with the assistant director concerning possible change in immigration status.
  • Please visit the registrar’s add/drop calendar for information about tuition and fee responsibilities.

How to Make a Payment

Electronic Wire Transfer (Bank to Bank)

(Note: Sender’s bank may charge a service fee.)

UWM Receiving Bank
Bank Name US Bank
Bank Address 777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Bank Routing Number 075000022
UWM Account Number 112801427
Reference ESL Program + [complete name of student]

Mailed Payment

Mail the payment to the ESL Office. Do not mail cash or traveler’s checks.

  • Bank check: The check must be in U.S. currency and issued by a bank that has an affiliation with a bank in the U.S. Make the check payable to: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
  • Money order: The money order must be in U.S. currency and payable to: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Postal mail address Express mail address
UWM ESL Programs Office
Curtin Hall, Room 672
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
UWM ESL Programs Office
Curtin Hall, Room 672
3242 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Payment in Person

  • Stop in at the ESL Programs Office, Curtin Hall, Room 672, to receive a Deposit Bill.
  • Payment can be made at UWM at the Cashier’s Office in Mitchell Hall, Room 285, by debit card (issued by a U.S. bank), traveler’s checks or cash.

ePayment by Credit Card (registration fee only)

Only new students who have completed the online application may pay the application fee by ePayment. The application fee is non-refundable. Only Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Go to ESL ePayment Application.

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  • UWM – English As 2nd Lang
  • Customer Service Number


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