Financial Services
UW-Whitewater student financial services

Billing Information

UW-Whitewater is excited to announce a transition to a new Billing and Payment system vendor - Nelnet. This change is now live, please watch  this page for up to date information.  Note: WINS Pay will no longer be operational after the transition to Nelnet.

Nelnet Payment, Authorized Payer and Direct Deposit Instructions:

Billing Notes:

  • For general Student Account information, visit
  • Prior to enrolling for in a term, your student account must be current and have signed the Terms and Conditions Students can access the agreement through WINS and click on Student Financial Account and Terms and Conditions. If you have a past due balance from a previous term, and are enrolled in a future term, you are at risk of having your classes cancelled.
  • Be sure to keep your personal profile information updated in WINS. This will ensure any mailings and the 1098-T tax form is accurate. Visit for more details on tax-related information.
  • Winterim and Spring fees and due dates will not show up on your student account until the first week in January. This is to align our processes with the IRS reporting requirements.
  • 1.25% will be charged on any past due balance greater than $200. This late fee, called a Finance Charge, will be assessed each billing until your account is current. In addition, a registration hold will be placed on your account for balances over $500.
  • Federal Title IV loans and Pell grants are prohibited from paying activation fee or finance charges.  Should you have these charges on your account and show an excess of federal aid, your refund will be delayed unless these charges are paid. Your Federal Title IV loan and Pell grant will pay tuition, room, meals, and course fees only. To authorize Student Accounts to pay non-tuition educational charges as well, go through WINS and click on ‘Financial Aid’ and click on ‘Student Permissions’, then authorize. Visit for more information on Federal Title IV aid.
  • The Standard Payment Plan is available to students who qualify during the Fall and Spring terms. Due to the condensed length of time, the Standard Payment Plan is unavailable during the Summer or Winterim terms. For more information on the University payment plans, visit
  • Scholarship checks should be turned into Cashier's Office, Hyer Hall, 104, at least 10 business days prior to term due date to allow for processing.  Scholarships received after this date will still be processed but finance charges may be incurred.
  • UW-Whitewater participates in the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue Tax Refund Interception and Statewide Debt Collection Programs.  Past due balances are referred for collection.
  • For questions about housing charges, contact University Housing at or 262-472-4255.
  • For questions about dining options and meal plans, contact the Hawk Card office at or 262-472-1437.
  • For questions about financial aid or other options to pay for your education expenses, contact the Financial Aid office at or 262-472-1130.
  • For more information related to billing and your student account, please visit To contact the Student Accounts office, please email or call 262-472-1373.