Payment Options

All University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for Distance Learning courses must be paid for in full by the payment deadline.

  • Payments must be made in U.S. dollars.
  • Payment options include check, money order, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa)
  • You can also use financial aid, military benefits, employer vouchers, and third-party payments, but these have longer processing times.
  • Textbook costs are not included in tuition and fees. Financial aid is not disbursed until after the start of classes, so you will have to pay for your textbooks out of pocket, and then reimburse yourself once your financial aid is disbursed.

Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. To make your payment, have your credit card ready, then:

  1. Click on the FINANCIAL ACCOUNT tile on your PASS student homepage.
  2. Select the option to Make a Payment.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete your payment. Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled.
  4. Do not forget to click the SUBMIT button to complete the payment process.
  5. A reference number will be provided at the end of the process. If you do not receive this number, your payment has not processed successfully. If you have a failed payment, it may look like you have a pending payment at your financial institution; however, a failed payment means the payment was not processed and ultimately did not apply to your account in PASS. If you wait 2-7 days, your financial institution will no longer show the pending payment.

E-Check

To make your payment, have your bank routing number and account number ready, then:

  1. Click on the FINANCIAL ACCOUNT tile on your PASS student homepage.
  2. Select the option to Make a Payment.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete your payment.
  4. Do not forget to click the SUBMIT button to complete the payment process.
  5. A reference number will be provided at the end of the process. If you do not receive this number, your payment has not processed successfully.

Personal Check

Please mail your check at least one week prior to the day registration closes to ensure that it arrives in time. To mail your payment:

  1. Click on the STUDENT CENTER tile on your PASS student homepage.
  2. In the Finances section, click on Account Inquiry.
  3. Click on Term Invoice and print a copy.
  4. Make your check for the entire amount due payable to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  5. Mail the invoice and your check to:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Cashier's Office
236 Brigham Hall
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Paying by Phone

If you have a problem with the online payment system or are worried a check may not arrive on time, you may pay by phone. Dial toll-free 855.300.8528 and follow the instructions. You will need to know your 9-digit student ID number. When paying by phone, please note:

  • Payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express debit cards, or a checking account.
  • There is a $20.00 fee for check payments denied by the bank for any reason.
  • If using a debit card, you will need to have the card to look at when making your payment.
  • Some debit cards have a limit on the amount that may be charged in a single transaction. Contact your bank if you have questions.
  • For e-check payment, please have a check available. The numbers at the bottom of your check include a 9-digit bank routing number, your account number, and the check number. You will not need to enter the check number. If you notice extra zeroes before or after your account number, please include them as part of your account number when entering this information.
  • A confirmation number will be provided at the end of the process. Record this number for future reference.

Payment Options that Require Additional Processing Time

If you plan to use one of the options below, you should register at least THREE WEEKS before the registration deadline to ensure enough time to complete paperwork. If the registration deadline is less than three weeks away, you will be required to pay out-of-pocket, and will be reimbursed when the university receives payment via one of the methods below.

Financial Aid

If you are fully admitted to an undergraduate degree program, you may qualify for federal and/or state financial aid, including loans and grants. Eligibility for grants and/or loans is determined after you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To request a paper copy, visit Federal Student Aid or call 800.4.FED.AID (800.433.3243).

Assistance with Financial Aid

Visit Financial Aid to learn how financial aid works, your options, and your payment responsibilities if you accept financial aid. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the UW-Platteville Financial Aid Office at finaid@uwplatt.edu or 800.616.0412. Be sure to indicate that you are taking classes at a distance.

Financial Aid Eligibility

All international students and students who are not fully admitted into a program as a degree-seeking student are not eligible for financial aid. This includes but is not limited to special students, tentative, conditional, trial, and discretionary admits.

Military Benefits

Due to the number of benefit programs and their complexity, it is vital that you contact the Center for Non-traditional and Veteran Students (CNTVS) at veterans@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.7351 to receive assistance. The CNTVS can also put you in touch with other resources. Please identify yourself as a prospective or current distance learning student in any communications with the CNTVS or your local county veterans' service officer.

Visit Veterans Education Benefits for details and steps to get started.

Purchase Order, Voucher, or Other Payment from a Third Party

Many employers offer tuition benefits to their employees. To see what your company offers, the human resources department is the best place to start.

Benefits typically fall into one of three categories: employee reimbursement, tuition vouchers, and purchase orders.

  • Employee reimbursement requires you as the student/employee to pay for the course out of pocket, and then seek reimbursement from your company according to their requirements and guidelines.
  • Tuition vouchers are issued by your company at the time you register for your course. UW-Platteville then invoices your company and they will submit payment for the course prior to the start of the course.
  • Purchase orders work much the same way as tuition vouchers.

No matter what type of tuition benefit your company offers, the process typically starts with you, as the employee, requesting the benefit from your company. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Start Early. Employers typically accept benefit applications within 60 days of the class start date. We suggest starting the process early, as it often involves multiple signatures and approvals. You may be dropped from your course if your payment arrangements have not been finalized before the day registration closes. If for any reason your sponsor does not pay, you are responsible for paying your entire balance.
  • Utilize your Term Invoice. The Term Invoice was developed in PASS specifically for the employer tuition benefit process. Once you have registered for your course, you can generate your Term Invoice, which should have all of the information your employer needs.

If you have any questions on using your employer tuition benefits, contact disted@uwplatt.edu or 800.362.5460.