Financial Services
UW-Whitewater cashier's office

Payment Methods

When you register for classes or make changes to your registration using your WINS account, you are making a financial commitment to UW-Whitewater. Failure to view your account does not negate your responsibility to pay by the due date. View WINS 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.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Students:  To make an online payment on your student account, log in to WINS .  In the Student Financial Account tile select "Make a Payment."  This will direct you to our online payment processor. 

Authorized Payers: To make an online payment  log in to Student billing as an authorized payer.  If you have not setup an authorized payer account, see these instructions for assistance.

The Cashiers Office accepts the following types of payment:

  • eCheck (online):  No service fee is charged for this option.  You will need to provide your bank's routing number and checking or savings account number.  If you have questions regarding the correct numbers to use, please contact your financial institution.  If using this option, do not use the numbers on your debit card as dishonored eChecks are charged a $20.00 service fee.
  • Credit Card/Debit Card (online): Online credit card transactions will be assessed a 2.85% non-refundable convenience fee.  The convenience fee will not appear on your student account but will appear on your credit card statement. Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted (prepaid gift cards are not an acceptable form of payment).
  • Personal Check (mail or in person): Checks should be made  payable to UW-Whitewater and include your student ID# in the memo line to assist with timely processing.   Dishonored checks are charged a $20.00 service fee. 
    • Mail payment to:

      UW-W Cashier's Office
      P.O. Box 88
      Whitewater, WI 53190

      • In person: Payments can be made on campus at the Cashier's Office (104 Hyer Hall) between the hours of 8:00-3:30, Monday - Friday.  Additionally, an after hours depository is available outside of the Cashier's Office and can be accessed when Hyer Hall is open. Credit and debit cards are not accepted at the cashier's window.
  • International payments (Flywire):
      • UW-Whitewater has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. Make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home easily and securely. With real-time tracking and 24x7 multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing.

On Your Phone: Wins Pay will no longer be operational starting the week of December 13, 2021.  Check your UWW email and home mail for more information.

Additional Payment Options

529 College Savings Plan

Payments should be initiated through your College Savings Plan provider at least two weeks before any payment due date to provide sufficient processing and transit time by the provider, USPS, and UW-Whitewater.  UW-Whitewater will receive 529 payments on behalf of a student in the form of a paper check through the postal service.  Initiating 529 payments early is highly encouraged.

Financial Aid

Awarded financial aid will be listed on your WINS. Financial aid will be applied to your student account if you have qualified for assistance and have completed the requirements of the aid. If you are expecting financial aid and your account does not have an award listed, please contact UW-Whitewater Financial Aid Office.  Please check your to do list in WINS for steps necessary to receive your financial aid.

Payment Plan

If you are unable to pay your tuition and eligible fees by the term due date,  you can automatically be enrolled in the payment plan during Fall and Spring Terms. Due to the condensed length of time, the Payment Plan option is not available during Summer and Winterim terms.  Please be prepared to pay your Summer and Winterim student bills by the term due date.   All eligible charges will be placed on the payment plan (if the student is eligible and does not have a NCR hold). To be eligible, a $100 payment is required by the term due date (enrollment deposit meets this requirement).  An activation fee of 1.875% on eligible payment plan charges will be assessed when the two-month payment plan is initiated.   There is no separate agreement completed for the payment plan, it is part of the Terms & Conditions signed by all students before registering for classes. Once signed, the payment plan is automatically activated when there are unpaid eligible charges on the students account. To review the Terms and Conditions for Enrollment, please go to Terms & Conditions

The student can pay the eligible charges in two installments:

  • 1st Installment: 28 days after Term Due Date
  • 2nd Installment: 28 days after 1st Installment

Eligible payment plan charges include mandatory segregated fees, tuition, meal plans, housing, online MBA course fees and online Business and Economics course charges. Ineligible payment plan charge examples include course fees, Purple Points, parking permits, weight room fees, health center charges, etc. These ineligible charges are due by the due date indicated on the bill to avoid finance charges.

If a student does not want to participate in the payment plan -  ALL tuition, housing & meal charges will be due by the term due date even if the charge does not have a due date assigned.