Frequently Asked Questions

 How much will it cost me to attend UWSP?

Housing and Meal Plan Cost

The $125.00 room deposit/application fee payment will be credited on the first bill for the spring semester. Housing contracts are signed for an academic year (2 semesters).

 Do I have to pay the whole bill in one payment?

NO, UWSP offers a installment payment plan. There is a monthly finance charge on any unpaid balance. Billing dates are as follows:

(Fall and Spring 2018-2019 Billing Dates Coming Soon)

2017-2018 Tentative Fall Semester - bills are sent to your UWSP email address
Bill # Sent on Due by % of bill Due UWSP E-mail
1 08-29-2017
09-18-2017 *Full payment On line
2 09-20-2017 10-11-2017 50% of balance On line
3 10-16-2017 11-10-2017 100% On line
4 11-15-2017 12-08-2017 100% On line
2017-2018 Spring Semester - bills are sent to your UWSP email address
Bill # Sent on Due by % of bill Due UWSP E-mail
1 01-23-2018
*Full payment On line
2 02-15-2018
50% of balance On line
3 03-15-2018
100% On line
4 04-13-2018
100% On line
2017-2018 Summer - bills are sent to your UWSP email address
Bill #Sent on Due by% of bill DueUWSP E-mail
*Full paymentOn line
50% of balanceOn line
100%On line
*Full payment for the current semester must be paid by this date to avoid finance charges.

 What about finance charges?

Finance charges are assessed at a rate of 1% per month 12% annually

 How do I sign a Credit Agreement?

 How will I receive my student E-bill statement?

Understanding my student E-bill.

  • Each time a new E-bill is created, students will be sent an email message informing them that their E-bill statement is available to view online. You will need your UWSP logon and password to access your E-bill.

  • When viewing your statement pay close attention to the closing date and due date of the statement. Note that billing activity and payments processed after the date of the bill will not appear on the billing statement until the next billing date.

  • Current students can view their most up-to-date account balance, recent changes and payments in the Financial tile on their accesSPoint

  • Student Account Information from April 29, 2017 and prior can be view by selection View Detailed Account Information under the myFinances section in the finance tab on myPoint.

  • Your accesSPoint balance may not be the same as your last E-bill balance. AccesSPoint will continue to update with new information.

  • AccesSPoint will not show the E-bill due date, you will need to refer to your most recent E-bill.

  • Printed statements are not mailed to currently enrolled students. UWSP does not mail, or e-mail statements to parents or other third parties under any circumstance.

 What is "accesSPoint"?

By logging on to accesSPoint you can check your account detail and balance, check your financial aid, view your class schedule and text rental book list as well as other vital information.

 When do I need a registration deposit?

A $100.00 registration deposit and payment of all previous balances are required before you can register for any future semester at UWSP. Special programs are exempt from the $100 registration deposit.

 May I pay with a credit card?

YES, UWSP accepts American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and VISA via the internet.  Currently Enrolled students and parents can make credit cards payments and "E" payments.  A convience fee of 2.75% of the payment amount will be accessed. 

Log on at and follow the instructions for paying online.  

 Why isn't my financial aid on my first bill?

If you have been awarded financial aid and you have completed all of the required steps, and complied with all additional information requested, your financial aid will be applied to your student account prior to the first day of classes. All grants, Direct Loans and Perkins Loan funds will be applied directly to your student account.

Please note: Financial aid will not be applied to your account before the first bill of each semester is processed. Refer to your awards letter.

 What if my financial aid is more than my student bill?

When your financial aid exceeds the amount of your bill, you may be eligible for a refund. You can receive this refund in the form of a check.

WARNING: A wrong address can cause you costly delays. Refund checks and other important items may be mailed to your local address, during the semester. Please make sure your address is correct. You may verify and change your address on your accesSPoint.

 What happens if I withdraw from UWSP?

Session length (weeks) Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5+
12 + 100% 100% 50% 50% 0%
8-11 100% 50% 25% 0% 0%
5-7 100% 50% 0% 0% 0%
3 & 4 100% 25% 0% 0% 0%
2 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%

WARNING!! Dropping and adding classes may increase your cost. Courses dropped after the 100% refund periods are included in the total credits used for fee calculation. Courses dropped and added after this period do not offset each other for cost purposes; therefore, your semester cost may increase.

SPECIAL NOTE TO FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS WHO WITHDRAW: You may have to repay all or a portion of the aid received and/or forfeit your financial aid eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

 How do I cancel my registration?

Continuing students, if you have registered for classes but have decided not to attend UWSP, you must notify the Enrollment Services Center in writing. Notification must be received prior to the date listed on the Registrar website to receive a refund of your $100.00 registration deposit.

New freshmen and transfer students are required to notify the Admissions office prior to May 1st for Fall registrations and mid-November for Spring registrations to receive a full refund of their $100.00 enrollment deposit. Late notification will result in a forfeiture of your deposit.

Not attending classes does not cancel your registration. You must contact the housing office to cancel room and board charges.

 Do I have to pay the Campus fees?

All campus fees are mandatory. Academic fees include both instructional costs, determined by the Board of Regents, and campus fees. Campus fee information is located at:

 Miscellaneous Information

  • Students must check their UWSP email on a regular basis.

  • Transcripts or diplomas will not be released until all bills are paid-in-full. Transcripts will be released if the bill is current at the time of the request.

  • Textbooks must be returned no later than the last day of final exams. Failure to do so will result in a bill for full replacement cost plus late fee.

  • Address changes must be reported to the registration office or corrected on accesSPoint.

  • NSF checks - All checks are deposited daily. If a check is returned, a $20.00 service charge is assessed.

 Taxpayer Relief Act - Important Information

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 created a number of new education tax incentives, including the American Opportunity tax credit, the Lifelong Learning tax credit and a limited deduction for interest paid on student loans.

Under the Taxpayer Relief Act the term “qualified tuition and related expenses” means the tuition and fees an individual is required to pay in order to be enrolled at or attend an eligible institution. Charges and fees associated with room and board do not qualify as a tuition or related expense.

If you have questions, please consult your personal tax advisor, or the IRS.

The university cannot provide tax advice.

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