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Tuition and minimum fee data is for in-state residency for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Tuition is set each spring by the Wisconsin Technical System Board, while fees for books and supplies vary by program. Learn how tuition and fees are calculated.

Wisconsin Residents 

Tuition and minimum fees: $160.30 per credit; books and other supplies not included. 

  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer courses (course numbers that start with 20): $209.60 per credit; books and other supplies not included.
  • Minnesota residents enrolled full-time at NWTC are considered Wisconsin residents for tuition purposes. 
  • Michigan residents of Bay de Noc and Gogebic Community College Districts and the counties of Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta will pay $5.00 extra per credit. 

Nonresidents 

Tuition and minimum fees: $232.03 per credit; books and other supplies not included. 

  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer courses (course numbers that start with 20): $304.05 per credit; books and other supplies not included.
  • International students are considered non-residents for tuition purposes. Learn about paying for college in the U.S.

Payment and Refund Information

When you register for a class, you are responsible for paying all tuition and fees by the Payment Due Dates (unless you drop the class before the class start date).

  • It’s important to understand you will not be dropped from a class by simply not attending or not paying.  
  • To officially drop a class, call NWTC Enrollment Services at 920-498-5444 or 888-385-NWTC, extension 5444, or contact any NWTC campus location. You may also officially drop a class through the student portal.
  • See Refund Policy and Unpaid Tuition and Fees Policy (below) for more details.  

Payment Due Dates

Tuition is due by the first day of the term:  

  • Spring 2022: January 16, 2022
  • Summer 2022: June 6, 2022
  • Fall 2022: August 15, 2022

If you register for a class after the first day of the term, payment is due within 10 days of the date you registered.  

All tuition and fees must be paid by the due date unless you are enrolled in a payment plan.  

Payment Agreement

If you are not paying in full when you register for classes, you are required to sign the NWTC Payment Agreement. Until this requirement is complete, a hold (preventing further registration and/or exchange of classes) is placed on your student account.   

To accept the terms of this agreement, go to my.NWTC, log in with your username and password, navigate to Manage Your Finances and select Payment Agreement.

Managing Tuition Payments

Access your eStatement through My.Financials.

  • Log into your My.NWTC account with your ID and password.
  • Select "Manage Your Finances" and then "My.Financials."
  • Once logged in to My.Financials you can view statements, account details, transactions, add authorized users (such as a parent or family member), enroll in a payment plan and make payments.

Refund Policy

Adjustments to tuition and fees are based on the Wisconsin Administrative Code TCS10.08 and associated time frames.  

When you register for a class, you are responsible for paying all tuition and fees by the Payment Due Dates (unless you drop the class before the class start date).

You will not be dropped from a class by simply not attending or not paying. In addition, drop requests are not accepted through instructors.  

To officially drop a class, call NWTC Enrollment Services at 920-498-5444 or 888-385-NWTC, extension 5444, or contact any NWTC campus location. You may also officially drop a class through the student portal. You will be given a confirmation number when a course is dropped. Retain the confirmation number as proof of the drop request.  

You may receive a refund per the WTCS Refund Policy (below). The refund amount you may receive is based on the date you officially requested to drop the class. If you decide to drop a class, you should request the drop immediately as a single day can make a difference in the refund amount.  

If you register after the class start date and then drop the class, the refund policy applies to you as stated below. Please note: If you are dropping an online class, the start date is the class start date published on nwtc.edu. (The start date for an online class is not determined by the date you first access the course or obtain the course materials.)  

Any refund under $4.00 will be issued only upon request by the student. Student refunds may be claimed by NWTC Student Finance Office to pay outstanding student debts or by the NWTC Financial Aid Office to cover grant repayments and outstanding student loans.

The WTCS Refund Policy states: 

100% Refund: A student shall receive 100% refund for a course if the course is dropped prior to the first scheduled meeting of the course and the student does not add another course. 

80% Refund: A student shall receive 80% refund for a course if the course is dropped before or at the time 10% of the course's total hours of instruction have been completed. 

60% Refund: A student shall receive 60% refund for a course if the course is dropped after 10% but before more than 20% of the course's potential hours of instruction have been completed. 

0% Refund: No refund shall be granted if the course is dropped after 20% of the course's total potential hours of instruction have been completed. 

Receiving a Refund

Expecting a refund? (Dropped course after payment or excess funding). Here is what to expect.  

NWTC partners with Bank Mobile to process student refunds.  

  • Select your refund preference.Initial set up is completed only once while you are a student at NWTC. Your preference will be retained for future refunds or can be updated through your BankMobile account.  
  • Student Finance process refunds for students. Due to the number of students receiving refunds, this process can take up to 14 days to complete. To see if your refund has been generated, view your NWTC Financial account.If your refund has been processed, you will see a line item with the description of BankMobile, and a date generated with it.   

Financial Aid Refunds: 

  • You must have a refund preference selected in order to receive your financial aid refund. Refunds are the excess of financial aid after all tuition and fees are paid in full for the current semester. 
  • Monitor your student email for any communication from the Financial Aid Office.  

If you are enrolled in fewer than six credits and not receiving financial aid, you will receive your refund in the form of a check from NWTC. 

NWTC delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Learn more about BankMobile Disbursements.  View our institution's contract with BankMobile. 

Unpaid Tuition and Fees Policy

If payment in full is not received by the due date, a hold will be placed on the student's account, which will block further registration and the release of grades/transcripts until tuition and fees are paid. 

The Student Finance Office may refer students with past due and outstanding tuition and fee obligations to an outside agency for collection and credit bureau reporting. Information such as student payment history, student identification number, and social security number may be released to collection agents. In the event of such action, the student is responsible to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees incurred by NWTC or its representatives, in connection with the collection of the past due amount. 

Payment Options

There are several ways to pay for college tuition at NWTC. Choose the best option for you. Need help? Contact the friendly staff at NWTC!

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