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.

Fall 2018

Deposit Due Date:  September 17, 2018

First Installment:  October 15, 2018

Second Installment:  November 12, 2018

Spring 2019

Deposit Due Date:  February 8, 2019

First Installment:  March 8, 2019

Second Installment:  April 5, 2019

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) or electronic transfer with a savings account (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 will be placed on a student's account anytime that the account becomes delinquent and removed when the account is fully paid. The method of payment determines how long the waiting period will be before a hold can by removed. Payment through electronic methods will require 5 business days for complete processing. A personal check requires 10 business days for processing.

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.