Billing & Payments

My Bill & University Finances

Tuition rates and fees are updated annually. If you have trouble understanding your charges or due dates, contact the Bursar Office at bursar@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4601.

Current Tuition Rates & Fees
The Bursar Office publishes tuition rates by term. Anyone taking classes on campus also pays Mandatory/Segregated Fees, which support on campus facilities and services.

View UWM’s Tuition Rate Schedules.

View My Bill

An online Statement of Account is available on your PAWS account. Follow the steps below to view your statement.

    1. Navigate to the Finance Section on your Student Center page in PAWS.
    2. Click the link View Billing Statement to display your statement in PDF format. You can print this statement or save it as a file on your PC.
    3. If you plan to mail a payment to the University, you must print the statement and include the payment coupon from the statement with your payment.

Your online Statement of Account is available “on demand” and contains current account information. You can also view previous term charges and payment history by clicking on the Account Inquiry tab, then the activity sub-tab, and select the term.

If you have problems accessing the online billing statement, please complete the PAWS Help Form by either clicking on the “Help” link located in the PAWS banner at the top of the PAWS sign on page or clicking on the “For Other Help?” link located near the center of that page.

Direct questions to the Bursar Office (414) 229-4914 or via email bursar@uwm.edu.

Due Dates
  • Fall 2022 Tuition & Fees are Due September 6, 2022
    *Visit mycollegepaymentplan.com/uwm/ for installment due dates.
  • UWinterIM 2023 Tuition & Fees are Due January 3, 2023
  • Spring 2023 Tuition & Fees are Due January 23, 2023
    *Visit mycollegepaymentplan.com/uwm/ for installment due dates.
  • Summer 2023 Tuition & Fees are Due May 22, 2023

Financial Obligation

When you register for classes or make changes to your registration using your online Panther Access to Web Services (PAWS) account, you are making a financial commitment to UWM. All students are required to sign a University Credit Agreement. Click on the University Credit Agreement link located on the left hand navigation bar to read more about the agreement.

Failure to view your account does not negate your responsibility to pay by the due date.

You must view PAWS to determine the correct amount due and due dates. You may pay on PAWS with webCheck or credit card. Please see our section on How to Make a Payment on PAWS. Failure to pay charges by the due date may result in late fees, finance charges and a Bursar Hold placed on your account. The Bursar Hold restricts future registration, transcript release and other campus services.

Due Dates

Tuition and fees are due on the date indicated on your PAWS account regardless of the class start date. University Housing Room and Restaurant Operations Meal Plan charges are due on the same date (first day of classes for Fall and Spring Terms.)

Failure to pay your charges or to sign up for the UWM Payment Plan through PAWS by the due date may result in late payment fees, finance charges and a Bursar Hold placed on your account.

This hold restricts future enrollment, transcript release and other campus services. Past due PAWS charges are subject to finance charges of .5% per month.

University Credit Agreement
When you register for classes or make changes to your registration using your online Panther Access to Web Services (PAWS) account, you are making a financial commitment to UWM. All students are required to sign the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educational Services Credit Agreement before registering for classes. The agreement is available from the Finances section of your PAWS Student Center (Home Page) and can be signed electronically. If you have signed a paper copy of the agreement previously, you will also need to sign the electronic version before you will be allowed to register for classes. You will only need to sign the electronic version of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educational Services Credit Agreement once unless the terms of the agreement change.

View the University Credit Agreement. This link is used to view the agreement only. Students must complete the agreement via PAWS to satisfy this requirement. Please follow these instructions in order to complete the agreement successfully.

  1. Log into PAWS and click on the Credit Agreement link located in the Finances section of your PAWS Student Center (Home Page). Do not use the Credit Agreement link from the Search box located on your left side navigation.
  2. Read the Electronic Signature Consent. Then click on “I Consent to Electronic Signature.
  3. Click Submit. The agreement will display. This is only for you to view. You do not fill information in to the agreement. At this point it is for viewing purposes only. You can allow the agreement to display as you continue. Please note, you will enter information into PAWS pages.
  4. The Online Credit Agreement page displays on your PAWS account. Complete all applicable fields on this page.
  5. Click “I Agree.
  6. Click “Submit.
  7. The Online Credit Agreement page displays again with the statement “Your signed Credit Agreement has been processed.
  8. At that time, the hold will be removed from your account.
  9. The completed agreement is available for you to print.

Direct any questions about the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Educational Services Credit Agreement to the Bursar Office by calling (414) 229-4914 or via email with bursar@uwm.edu.

Making Payments

When you register for classes or make changes to your registration using your online Panther Access to Web Services (PAWS) account, you are making a financial commitment to UWM. Failure to view your account does not negate your responsibility to pay by the due date. View PAWS to determine the correct amount due and due dates. Please read payment information below.  Third party billing agreements, fee remissions and financial aid payments are also explained.

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Make an Online Payment - QuickPay

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PAWS charges may be paid online through your PAWS account. Electronic checks (eCheck), VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards are accepted on PAWS.

Each PAWS online Credit Card transaction will be assessed a 2.85% non-refundable convenience fee. The convenience fee will not appear on your PAWS account but will appear on your credit card statement.

No convenience fees are charged for ACH (Electronic Check) Payments, mailed payments, or in-person check payments made in the Cashier’s Office.

Click on the Make a Payment link on your PAWS Student Center

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Log into Nelnet QuikPay

You will be directed to the secure payment site. Click the View & Pay Accounts Navigation link.QuikPay Payment Screenshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Payment steps to complete the Payment via ACH (Electronic Check) or Credit/Debit Card. Once the Payment is Complete, you will be able to save/print a receipt from the Quick Pay site. The payment will be reflected on your Student Account in PAWS.

Have a payment question?
Direct payment questions to the Cashier’s Office, bursar@uwm.edu, (414) 229-5789, (414) 229-4601, or Mitchell Hall Room 285.

Make an Online International Payment - PayMyTuition

For international payments, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has partnered up with PayMyTuition.  PayMyTuition is an easy-to-use, safe, and seamless solution that allows international students to pay their tuition and fees in their local currency from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better than bank exchange rates.

Students can now efficiently make a payment with PayMyTuition to fund all their invoices and tuition-related fees.  To complete a payment:

Click on the Make a Payment link on your PAWS Student Center

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Log into Nelnet QuikPay

You will be directed to the secure payment site. Click the View & Pay Accounts Navigation link.QuikPay Payment Screenshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Make a Payment. Enter the amount. Click Next – Payment Method. Select PayMy Tuition under International Payment.

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You will be redirected into the PayMyTuition portal.

Select a Payment Method

Review the payment options provided and select your preferred payment method. Payment options include bank transfers, debit/credit cards in your home currency, eWallet payments, and other local options.

Enter Your Details

Enter some basic information including your student number. We will include this information with your payment for easy identification of your payment by the Bursar’s Office.

Make Your Payment

Follow the instructions provided to send your funds to PayMyTuition via your selected payment method. Example of the instructions you can expect can be viewed Bank Instructions.

Track and Confirm

Track your payment by logging into your PayMyTuition Dashboard at any time. Receive SMS texts, email status updates, and confirmations of when your payment has been delivered.

The payment will be reflected on your Student Account in PAWS in approximately 1-3 business days.

Instructions (Non-English)

Have a payment question?
Direct payment questions to the Cashier’s Office, bursar@uwm.edu, (414) 229-5789, (414) 229-4601, or Mitchell Hall Room 285.

PAWS Designate Access

Students may want to grant another party such as a parent or guardian access to pay their bill online. In order to comply with FERPA requirements, a student would need to grant access to their record within PAWS by creating a Designate Access account. The account allows access to To-Do Lists, Financials (including making payments and viewing Financial Aid), and Grades.

Creating a Designate Account

Refer to UWM Knowledgebase Article for instructions on how to create a designate account. A student may have up to three designate accounts. Once a designate account is created and Financials access is granted by the student, the designate may log in to PAWS using the ID that was created by the student.

A student may have a maximum of three designate accounts at any time. To add another account, click “Create Account” again and follow the same process. Once you have created an additional account, two e‐mails will be sent to your UWM email account with the account ID and password. It is your responsibility to pass on this information to the account holder. You will receive two new e‐mails each time an account is created or updated.

Once access is granted, a Designate may log into the student’s PAWS account and make an online payment. The designate must click on the gray button below to log into PAWS.

PAWS Landing Page - Click on Gray Parents, Designates, and Guests Button

Enter the USER ID in ALL CAPS in the ePanther ID field.  Enter the password and click Sign In.

Refer to the Make an Online Payment sections above for detailed instructions for Online Payments.

Direct designate access questions to the Cashier’s Office bursar@uwm.edu, (414) 229-4601, or Mitchell Hall Room 285.

Mail My Payment

Make your check payable to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Include the student number in the memo area of your check
  • 1 check and 1 payment coupon in an envelope mailed to the address on the coupon: UW Milwaukee, Cashier’s Office PO Box 500, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0500
  • Mail overnight payments to:
    UW Milwaukee, Cashier’s Office, Mitchell Hall Room 285, 3203 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Allow sufficient time for your payment to reach us. 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.

Drop Off My Payment
A depository is available in the hallway outside of the UWM Cashier’s Office, Mitchell Hall, Room 285. Access to the depository is restricted to Mitchell Hall building hours. Check payments are receipted same or next business day. Your canceled check is your receipt.

Make checks payable to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Include the 9-digit Student ID number in the memo area of your check. You may use the envelope you received with your invoice or a gold envelope provided near the depository. Do not put cash in the depository.

Cashier Office in-person Payments
The UW Milwaukee Cashier’s Office is located in Mitchell Hall Room 285, 3203 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211. The following payment methods are accepted in the Cashier’s Office: cash, checks, and credit/debit cards.

  • Cash in U.S. currency and coin. Retain your receipt as proof of payment.
  • Check in U.S. dollars. This includes bank drafts, cashiers, travelers, personal, and business checks. No third party checks are accepted.
  • Credit/debit card payments. A 2.85% non-refundable convenience charge is assessed on all credit or debit card transactions.

Cashier’s Office Business Hours:  **For current in person office hours due to COVID19, please refer to the main page: https://uwm.edu/onestop/ ** 

 

Returned Checks
A $20.00 returned check fee may be assessed when a check is not paid by the bank on which it is drawn for reasons such as non-sufficient funds, refer to maker, missing signature, account closed etc. A hold may be placed on the student’s PAWS account to prevent future enrollment, release of transcripts or diplomas and refunds. The replacement payment for a returned check should be in the form of a cashiers check, money order, debit or credit card, or cash – not a personal check. If payment is not replaced within 15 days, the account may be sent to the Accounts Receivable Collector. This may result in further collection efforts and additional costs such as referral to an outside collection agency, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, University Police and legal proceedings.
Third Party Billing Agreement
If some or all of your tuition and fees will be paid by a qualified 3rd Party, the authorization guaranteeing payment of a specified amount of your tuition and fees must be received in the Accounts Receivable Office by the fee due date. For additional information on 3rd Party Agreements, call 414/229-1195.

Mail 3rd Party Authorizations to:

UW Milwaukee
Accounts Receivable Office
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Email 3rd party Authorizations to:

bill-to@uwm.edu

Having a 3rd Party Authorization on file does not remove your responsibility to assure that all tuition and fees are paid. Should your 3rd Party not send a timely payment, the debt will remain on your student account and you will be responsible for any late payment and finance charges.

In addition, if you will be receiving Financial Aid, you should notify the Financial Aid Department (finaid@uwm.edu) as it could affect your eligibility for aid.

UWM Payment Plan
**Payment Plan information for FLEX students can be found by clicking HERE:** 

UWM is now providing an optional Payment Plan that allows students/authorized payers to spread payment of anticipated tuition and mandatory fees, room, and board expenses over 2 or 3 installments for the Fall and Spring semesters.  Students will not be assessed monthly late payment fees on their student account while enrolled in the Payment Plan.

A $25 non-refundable fee is charged at the point of enrollment in a payment plan in addition to a $100 down payment.

If you enroll in a payment plan, refer to your payment plan terms via the Make a Payment link in PAWS.

Failure to enroll in a payment plan by the tuition due date may result in a hold being placed on your records as well as late fees.

Payment Plan FAQs

How do I enroll in the UWM Payment plan?

Enrolling in a payment plan is quick and easy:

  1. Login into your PAWS account
  2. Click on “Make a Payment”
  3. Click on “Payment Plan”
  4. Follow the steps accordingly.

See mycollegepaymentplan.com/UWM for more detailed information.

How many installments are available to me?

UWM offers 2-3 installments based on when you enroll.  See mycollegepaymentplan.com/UWM for more detailed information.

What Happens if I fail a UWM Payment Plan payment?

UWM payment plans are processed on the 20th of the month (or the next applicable business day).  If a payment fails, there is another chance to make a payment.  However, one $30 fee will be assessed for both returned payments. 

Can I cancel the Payment Plan once I have enrolled?

Yes, but the enrollment fee is non-refundable.  All payments made through the plan will be applied to the UWM student account and any overpayment will be refunded according to UWM refund processes.

How can I access my UWM Payment Plan Information?

See mycollegepaymentplan.com/UWM for more detailed information

What charges are eligible to be included in the UWM Payment Plan?

All charges for current term and up to $1500 past due .

How do I estimate my UWM Payment Plan Budget?

Tuition and fees, and financial aid will be auto-transferred over to your account from PAWS and will  show how much will be needed in the payment plan.  There is no minimum needed balance to qualify.

How do I rebalance my UWM payment plan budget?

If there are additional charges or credits to your student account after you set up the payment plan, UWM Bursar will send you (and/or your Authorized Payer) an email notification to rebalance.  You can either adjust the balance yourself by going to your student account payment plan page, or contact UWM Bursar to help you understand and rebalance your account.

When will my UWM payment plan post to my student account?

Payment plan payments are processed automatically on the 20th of each month and post to your student account same day (or next applicable business day). 

What happens to my UWM payment plan if I withdraw from school?

Your UWM Payment Plan will remain active and payments will continue to be processed per your payment plan agreement. 

When are the payment plan enrollment deadlines?

See mycollegepaymentplan.com/UWM for more detailed information

Am I able to switch payment options for my payment plan?

Yes, you can switch payment options from e-check to credit card if needed throughout the duration of your plan.  

Past Due Accounts
Failure to pay PAWS charges by the fee due date indicated on your PAWS online billing statement, may result in the following:

Late Payment Fee. A one-time $25.00 assessment each term

Finance Charges of .5% per month assessed on the past due principle balance

A Bursar Hold placed on your account that restricts transcript and diploma release, future registration, refunds, and other campus services

Further collection efforts and additional costs to you such as referral to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, outside collection agency, and or legal proceedings

Consequences of Non-Payment
Please Note, the information below does not include those students enrolled in a FLEX Program.

Failure to pay PAWS charges by the fee due date or failure to make payment according to the agreement made upon in the UWM Payment Plan will result in a one-time late fee $25.00 assessment each term.  Finance Charges of .5% per month assessed on the past due principle balance.

A Bursar Hold will be placed on your account that restricts transcript and diploma release, future registration, refunds, and other campus services, and further collection efforts and additional costs to you such as referral to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, outside collection agency, and or legal proceedings. You will also not be able eligible to enroll for a payment plan in the next term if your past due balance is $1500.00 or greater.

Students who do not plan on attending classes after registration must drop their courses on PAWS and withdraw from the university. Click here to access additional withdrawal information and the Registrar’s Add/Drop Calendar. Deadlines are based on the session in which a class is scheduled for a term. Many Fall, UWinterIM, and Spring term classes fall under the Regular session but some are scheduled in a variety of partial-term sessions with different deadlines. In the Summer term, classes are almost always scheduled in partial-term sessions. Tuition responsibility for dropped credits resides with the student.

Financial Aid Awards
Having a financial aid award package visible on PAWS does not remove your responsibility to assure that the funds are paid to your student account by the fee due date. You must follow all financial aid instructions on the Financial Aid website, your award package, emails sent to your PantherLink account and your PAWS To-Do-List.
Fee Remission

View PAWS to verify that your remission has waived the appropriate tuition and fees. Some remissions are dependent on a minimum credit requirement before the waiver will pay to a student’s account. If your waiver has not processed, first verify your credit load and add classes, if necessary. Second, if your credit load is correct for your remission type, contact the department that granted you the fee remission.

Students that have graduate appointments must be at the proper credit limit for the remission to waive tuition and fees. If a graduate appointment is waiting for status change or approval for reduced credit load, the remission will not process.

Payroll Deduction Authorization

Payroll Deduction is a contractual benefit available to graduate appointments and is limited to Teaching, Project and Research Assistants, and Fellows Fall and Spring only. Submit a Graduate Assistant and Fellowship Certification and Payroll Deduction Authorization form to the Accounts Receivable Office no later than 4:30 PM on the relevant tuition due date. This form is available in the appointing department or the Accounts Receivable Office, Mitchell Hall, Room 295.

For additional information regarding this contractual benefit, visit UWM Graduate Department Publications.

Financial Aid Distribution

Awarded financial aid will begin to post to student accounts ten days before the official start of the semester. Financial aid is credited toward your tuition, fees, room and meal plan charges. Any financial aid monies in excess of your current charges will be refunded by paper check or ACH.

If you wish to have any excess aid pay other allowable charges on PAWS, you must sign a Student Financial Aid Authorization Form (see Bursar Online Forms). Return the completed form to the Accounts Receivable Office prior to your financial aid posting to your PAWS account.

You are responsible for paying any portion of your tuition not covered by your financial aid by the fee due date to avoid late payment fees or finance charges. If your financial aid does not pay your total tuition, fees, room and meal charges, your unpaid eligible charges will transfer to the Installment Payment Plan (fall and spring semesters only). See the Installment Payment Plan section on the Bursar website for additional information.