ESL Payment Information

To apply to the IEP, a student must apply online, provide any required supporting documents, and pay the application fee. When an application is complete, it takes 10-15 business days to process for an admission decision.

  • Full payment is due the Wednesday BEFORE the first day of class.
  • For late payments: Late fee is $25 and 1% of balance.

Financial Obligation

A student who enrolls in IEP classes is making a financial commitment to UWM for full payment of tuition and fees for the entire period for which the student is registered. Each enrolled student has an online UWM PAWS account where financial information and due dates are recorded. The student (not the sponsor) is responsible for payment of all charges on the student's UWM PAWS account.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Cancellation notice must be made in writing (email is OK).
  • There is no refund of the application fee.
  • Tuition refund of 100% If cancellation notice is received BEFORE the first day of Week 1.
  • No refund is given for a cancellation notice submitted after classes have started.
  • If you begin full-time academic study at UWM, 100% of payment is refunded.

Change in Enrollment Period After Session Has Begun

  • Notice of change must be made in writing in the ESL Office, Curtin 672.
  • You must meet with the assistant director concerning possible change in immigration status.
  • Please visit the registrar's add/drop calendar for information about tuition and fee responsibilities:

How to Make a Payment

Electronic Wire Transfer (Bank to Bank)
(Note: Sender's bank may charge a service fee.)

UWM Receiving Bank:
Bank Name:
Bank Address:
US Bank
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202    USA
Bank Routing Number: 075000022
UWM Account Number: 112801427
Reference: ESL Program + complete name of student

Mailed Payment

  • Bank check: The check must be in U.S. currency and issued by a bank that has an affiliation with a bank in the U.S. Make the check payable to: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
  • Money order: The money order must be in U.S. currency and payable to: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Mail the payment to the ESL Office. DO NOT mail cash or traveler's checks.

Postal mail address
Express mail address            
UWM ESL Programs Office
UWM ESL Programs Office
Curtin Hall, Room 672
Curtin Hall, Room 672
P.O. Box 413
3242 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Payment in Person

1. Stop in at the ESL Programs Office, Curtin Hall, Room 672, to receive a Deposit Bill.

2. Payment can be made at UWM at the Cashier's Office in Mitchell Hall, Room 285, by debit card (issued by a U.S. bank), traveler's checks or cash.

ePayment by Credit Card (REGISTRATION FEE ONLY!)

  • Only new students (WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE E-APPLICATION) may pay the application fee by ePayment. Once you have completed your application, you will be directed to our e-payment site. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Doing Business As

  • UWM-English As 2nd Lang
  • Customer Service Number


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