Paying Your Bill

Every semester, University Housing holds seminars for students to learn how to navigate PAWS and manage their University charges and finances. For students and families who are not able to attend the seminars, the following information may be helpful.

DUE DATES

Residence Hall Charges

Total Room and Board (and tuition and fees) are due the first day of classes of each semester. Any amount left unpaid on that date gets converted to the UWM Installment Payment Plan, splitting the remaining amount into two payments.

Spring Semester Initial Due Date: January 22, 2018
Spring Installment #1 Due Date: February 23, 2018
Spring Installment #2 Due Date: March 23, 2018

Kenilworth Square Apartment Charges

Kenilworth charges are posted monthly, usually around the 25th of the month. They are due no later than the 5th of the month.

FINDING YOUR BALANCE DUE

  1. Login to your UWM account at http://www.PAWS.uwm.edu.
  2. Your current amount due is in the Finances section on your Student Center (Home) Page.

    Screen shot of PAWS page.

FINDING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARDS

  1. From your Student Center Page, also in the Finances Section, click on “View Financial Aid”

Screen shot of PAWS page

 

  1. On the next page, select the appropriate Aid Year.

  1. Once you have selected aid year, you should see a summary of aid offered to you for an academic year, and then beneath that, a distribution of aid for each of the two semester. When you look at your aid awarded, make sure you understand whether the aid awarded is the yearlong total or the semester total!

Screen Shot of PAWS Finanical Aid Award

  1. When you look at the summary, consider whether you have aid that was offered to you that you previously had not accepted. Click on the green button to accept or decline aid.

MAKING A PAYMENT

Room and Meal Plan charges are called direct charges, which means they are billed and paid for in the same manner as tuition. UWM offers the following payment options for charges on students’ accounts:

  1. In-Person at the Bursar’s Office (Mitchell Hall 285).
    1. Bursar’s office accepts payments via cash, check, or debit card (NOT CREDIT CARDS). There is no fee to pay in-person.
  2. Pay by Mail
    1. Make your check payable to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Include the student number in the memo area of your check.
      1. Mail your check and payment coupon in an envelope mailed to the address on the coupon: UW-Milwaukee, Cashier’s Office PO Box 500, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0500.
      2. Mail overnight payments to: UW-Milwaukee, Cashier’s Office, Mitchell Hall Room 285, 3203 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
    2. Allow sufficient time for your payment to reach UWM. The Cashier’s Office does not accept postmarks and is not responsible for delays with U.S. mail. Your check payment must be credited to your account no later than the fee due date to avoid late payment assessments.
  3. Pay Online at http://www.PAWS.uwm.edu.
    1. Click on the link to “Make a Payment” in the lower right corner of the Finances Section on the Student Center Page.
    2. You can pay by MasterCard or American Express (2.5% fee is applied) or by electronic check (no fee applied). Visa credit cards are not accepted.

CONTACT

Financial Aid Office, Mellencamp Hall Room 162, (414) 229-4541, finaid@uwm.edu

  • This office can assist with applying for a FAFSA, income changes,   accepting/declining aid, scholarships.

Bursar’s Office, Mitchell Hall Room 285, (414) 229-4914, bursar@uwm.edu

  • This office accepts payments for housing and tuition, answers questions about   the University’s installment plan, processes refund checks.

Housing Office, Sandburg C100, (414) 229-4065, university-housing@uwm.edu

  • This office can answer your questions regarding your room & meal plan charges, room change process, contract related questions.