Enrolling/withdrawing from classes has billing and financial aid implications for students. It is important that you read this document so you are familiar with campus policies regarding your bill. Bookmark this site for further reference.
Ultimately, students are responsible for being aware of deadlines regarding their tuition. Check your PRISM account - http://www.uwc.edu/prism/ to see your current balance and to verify that you are indeed in the correct courses – before tuition and course deadlines pass.
All new and continuing students are required to make a $100 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD), each fall and spring semester, prior to registration. PRISM will not allow you to register until you pay the $100 ATD. (After payment it may take the system a few hours before you can actually register). Check your PRISM account to see when you can register for classes. If you receive money back from a previous semester’s financial aid, it is your responsibility to save $100 for the next semester.
Registration for classes creates a financial commitment and liability. If you want to withdraw from school you must officially withdraw by contacting the Student Services Office or you will owe full tuition and fees.
Total tuition and fees are due no later than the end of the second week of classes. (For more deadline information, see UWC due dates). No invoices will be sent. Students may view their accounts online through PRISM. Payment can be made by:
NOTE: If there was a past-due balance on the account, it may take a few weeks to remove the hold from the account before registration will be allowed in PRISM (especially if balances are paid by personal check).
The installment credit agreement is a contract with the University. It is a legal document and therefore, you must be 18 years old at the time of the signing. Proof of birth is required; a driver's license, birth certificate or other legal document showing birth date is needed. If a student is not 18 years or older, a parent or legal guardian must co-sign the document. If a student is 18 years or older, the student must sign the contract, the parent or guardian may NOT sign for the student.
The Installment Credit Agreement must be made in person at the Administrative Services Office by the end of the second week of classes. There is a down payment of $200 (includes a non-refundable, one-time $25 enrollment charge) payable upon submitting the agreement. The remaining balance is divided into two equal payments. There is a late installment fee of $35. for each payment that is late. There is no grace period. Withdrawing from the university does not eliminate your legal financial obligation to pay the remaining installments.
Students needing financial aid should use the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) web site to apply www.fafsa.gov . The financial aid processing will take several weeks and should result (if all steps are followed) with a financial aid award letter being mailed to the student listing actual dollar amounts. This award letter will need to be signed and returned to UW-Manitowoc. Students awarded student loans will need to complete the master promissory note and loan counseling (both online at www.uwc.edu under “Money Matters”). If financial aid is not finalized, a credit agreement (see above) should be set up while financial aid is being finalized.
If you do not attend the first meeting of a CLASS and haven't contacted your instructor by email, phone or mail, you may be DROPPED from the class. If you call in with a drop request, you must follow-up with a written request within two days. If you miss the first meeting of ALL of your classes, may be WITHDRAWN from UW-Manitowoc and will forfeit your $100 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD). The No-Show policy does not apply to Summer or Winterim students – those students must officially withdraw or will be responsible for full tuition.
Withdrawal means terminating your registration in all courses for the semester. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal (except as noted above in No Show Policy). While you may drop individual classes online through PRISM, you will not be able to withdraw completely from the UW Colleges by this method. You must contact the Student Services Office at (920) 683-4707 to process a complete withdrawal. Failure to officially withdraw will result in owing full tuition and fees.
Please review complete withdrawal policies on the UW Colleges web site.
If you have not paid your fees in full at the time you withdraw or drop classes, or if you have already paid your fees in full when you decide to withdraw or drop credits, follow the table below to determine your refund or fees owed. The Advance Tuition Deposit of $100 will be forfeited.
|12 weeks and over||*100%||*100%||50%||50%||None|
|8 weeks through 11 weeks||*100%||50%||25%||None||None|
|5 weeks through 7 weeks||*100%||50%||None||None||None|
|3 weeks through 4 weeks||*100%||25%||None||None||None|
United Council Fee: Non-refundable after the second week of the term.
Special Course Fee: Non-refundable after the second week of the term.
Online Administrative Fee: Non-refundable after the close of registration.
*Less the $100 forfeiture/withdrawal fee if you are totally withdrawn during the 100% refund period.
Many area employers provide support for employees, and sometimes their family members, to attend college through tuition support, or tuition reimbursement programs. Although such programs vary from employer to employer, they include provisions for partial or full reimbursement for tuition and/or supplies after a degree credit course has been completed. Verification of enrollment and an official grade report are generally required.
Students are encouraged to check with their human resources department regarding any tuition support programs that may be available.