Students enrolled in UW Flexible Option programs at UW-Milwaukee can sign up for a payment plan to split their tuition costs over two payments. This feature helps you better manage your educational costs in your regular monthly budget. Financial tools, like this payment plan and our Flex Tuition Guarantee, give you more control over paying for your education.
You may sign up for a payment plan every subscription period. Choosing the payment plan is voluntary – you may also pay the tuition in full at the first due date.
The payment plan will have two payments. Your first payment is due with payment plan sign up. Specific date information for your subscription period’s second payment may be found here: https://mycollegepaymentplan.com/uwm. Payment dates for the UW Flexible Option are on the bottom of that page. Your second payment will be due approximately 30 days after your subscription period’s tuition due date. Your second payment will be a scheduled payment. Students must provide a payment method (automatic bank payment–ACH–or a credit/debit card) for the second payment at signup. Please note that a service fee of 2.85% will be assessed for card transactions.
If you sign up for a payment plan, there is an enrollment fee of $25 each subscription period. This fee will appear on your first bill.
Students enrolled in UW Flexible Option programs at UW-Parkside and UW-Madison are not eligible for a payment plan at this time.
All UW-Milwaukee students must sign the university credit agreement when they first register for classes. By signing this agreement, you are agreeing to pay for the educational services provided.
You must sign up for the payment plan every subscription period you would like your payments split in two. You can do this directly in your student information system, PAWS. See the “How to Sign Up” tab on this page.
There are a few scenarios if you fail to meet your billing deadlines.
- If you do not sign up for the payment plan, and fail to pay your balance in full, you will be administratively withdrawn from your subscription period as outlined in the non-payment policies.
- While on the payment plan, if your second payment fails, there is another chance to make a payment. However, one $30 fee will be assessed for returned payments. Before you may graduate, or receive your transcripts, your balance must be cleared.
It is good practice to enter your second payment date on your calendar, or setup a reminder on your phone, so you ensure you have funds in the account that will be withdrawn. Failing a payment, even if you’re on the payment plan, may add to your educational expense or delay your registration.
Past Due Balances
There is one-time $25.00 late payment fee assessed each term. In addition, finance charges of .5%, per month, are assessed on past-due principle balances. After a period of time, you will be subject to collection efforts (and additional costs to you). This includes options such as referral to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, an outside collection agency, and/or legal proceedings. It is important that you meet your financial obligations to ensure you do not incur additional costs.
How to Sign Up
Enrolling in the payment plan is quick and easy.
- Log into your PAWS account
- Click on “Payment Center” as indicated by the screenshot below with the red arrow.
- From there, please follow the step-by-step directions in this .pdf viewable here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please view UW-Milwaukee’s website directly to view their FAQ’s. That website can be accessed here.
No. You can still elect to pay your bill in full by the tuition due date. Using the payment plan is not mandatory. You must sign up for the payment plan each subscription period you plan to use it. No, you only need to sign the credit agreement once. As remain in good standing, you will be eligible for the plan every subscription period.
Do I have to use the Installment Payment Plan?
Will I need to sign up for the payment plan each term? Or will the plan automatically renew for each subscription period?
Will I need to sign the university credit agreement every subscription period?
No. You can still elect to pay your bill in full by the tuition due date. Using the payment plan is not mandatory.
You must sign up for the payment plan each subscription period you plan to use it.
No, you only need to sign the credit agreement once. As remain in good standing, you will be eligible for the plan every subscription period.
I have additional questions, who should I talk to?