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. If you do not make the required payments by the due dates, you will be removed from class until payment is made. If you have any questions, please see Jody, ESL Financial Specialist, in Curtain 684 or email

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. A withdrawal fee will be charged.
  • If you begin full-time academic study at UWM, 100% of tuition payment is refunded. (This does not mean you would be refunded for previous semesters of instruction. This only applies if you are moved to full-time academic study immediately after enrolling in IEP classes and pay for tuition. You would be refunded for tuition payments if you change status in that same term).
  • If you transfer out before beginning classes or if you leave before completing a semester, you must pay a $300 exit fee.


Fall and Spring Semester Refund Policy**

Drop Date Refund
Week 1 100% Tuition Refund
$100 Late Withdraw Fee (Student responsible to pay $100)
Week 2 100% Tuition Refund
$200 Late Withdraw Fee (Student responsible to pay $200)
Week 3 through Week 4 50% Tuition Refund (Student owes half of all tuition and fees)
No Withdraw Fee
Week 5 and after 0% Tuition Refund (Student owes ALL tuition and fees)
No Withdraw Fee

*Please note: any unpaid fees will be charged a monthly 1% late fee from the University

**Summer tuition is due on the first day of class, there will be No Refund given if a student drops after this day.

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 Student Services Coordinator 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 or Payment Purpose Student name and ID

*To insure that your wire transfer is credited towards your UWM tuition please send a scan of your transaction as soon as it is wired.


Tution charges may be paid online through your PAWS account. WebCheck, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards are accepted on PAWS. Each PAWS online credit card transaction will be assessed a 2.5% convenience fee. No convenience fees are charged for webCheck payments made on PAWS. No convenience fees are charged for payments mailed to the Bursar Office or in-person payments made in the Cashier’s Office.

Please note: Credit card payments are only accepted online through PAWS. The Cashier’s Office does not accept credit card payments.

*This information was obtained from the Bursars Office Website

How to:
  1. Log into PAWS.
  2. Click on the “Make a Payment” link below the Account Summary.
  3. Enter the amount you wish to pay and select Next.
  4. Select the payment method you wish to use from the drop down and select Next. Credit card and electronic check are to two options. Credit cards will be charged a 2.5% convenience fee and only MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
  5. Confirm the Payment Amount and select Continue to Make Payment. The payment will be collected through a secure third party payment which is where you will now be redirected.
  6. Enter all of your payment details and select Continue. Do not enter a check number if you are using the electronic check option. This may lead to a $20.00 returned check fee that will appear on your PAWS account.
  7. (Credit card transactions skip this step) Review your transaction details for accuracy. You can change the information by clicking on Change. If all the information is correct select Agree & Continue.
  8. If the information presented on this page is correct select Submit.
  9. Your Confirmation Details are presented here.

The above information can also be found at

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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