Payment Options

Payment Plan

A payment plan is offered for the Fall and Spring semesters. To enroll, simply make a $200 deposit from your own funds by the due date for that semester.  Per Financial Aid regulations, scholarships and financial aid funds cannot be used for this deposit. The remaining tuition due will be divided into 2 equal installments for that semester.  A $35 late fee, will be charged to each installment that is not paid in full by the due date. The Terms and Conditions online form is accessible on the Student Center in PRISM.

Spring 2017

Deposit Due Date:  February 3, 2017

First Installment:  March 3, 2017

Second Installment:  April 7, 2017

Fall 2017

Deposit Due Date:  September 18, 2017

First Installment:  October 16, 2017

Second Installment:  November 13, 2017

Payment Methods

Pay by Mail

Send a personal check, cashier's check, money order or EdVest (529 Saving Plan) check to (no fee):
UWC Student Finances Office (Bursar)
780 Regent Street, Suite 130
Madison, WI 53715-2635

IMPORTANT! Your check must be received by the Student Finances Office in Madison by the due date to avoid a late fee. Allow for sufficient time for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver your check.

Pay Online

You can pay online directly through your PRISM.account. Online payment options include credit/debit card (2.5% fee) or electronic check payment (no fee).

Note: Your payment must be received by the institution on or prior to the due date to avoid a late fee, so allow for adequate mailing time.

How to Make Self Service Payments

International Students may use Flywire

Returned Payments

UW Colleges will assess a $20 fee for a returned payment, in addition to any fee charged by your bank. Late fees may also be assessed.  


A hold is placed on a student's account any time the account has a past due balance. This hold is removed 10 business days after payment has been received if the payment is sufficient to cover the past due balance. 

Delinquent Accounts

Any student whose account goes in default will be responsible for all collections costs incurred by UW Colleges including but not limited to collection agency fees, collection agency percentage-based fees not to exceed 33%, credit bureau fees, legal fees, service of process fees, publication fees, witness fees, reasonable attorney fees, recording fees, and any finance charges UW Colleges may assess. Delinquent accounts may also be certified with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). DOR will make claims for the total due against any refunds, overpayments, lottery payments, or other assets students may have.