General Payment Information

Partial Payment Plan

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers a partial payment plan for Fall and Spring terms. You do not need to sign up for the plan. If you want to participate, just make your payments as described below. There is no partial payment plan available for J-Term or Summer sessions.

The partial payment plan allows you to pay 50% of your balance due (less any pending financial aid) on the initial due date. The remaining balance is due the following month. All charges on your account are eligible for the plan. Finance charges apply and are described below.

Pending Financial Aid

If you have financial aid that has not been disbursed or "credited" to your billing account, then you have "pending financial aid". Pending financial aid is subtracted from your balance due before calculating your 50% optional partial payment plan amount due on your eSIS billing statement. Also, pending aid is not considered your 50% payment. To check whether you have pending aid, please refer to the Billing Statement and Pending Aid tutorial or your Billing Statement on eSIS. Contact the Financial Aid office if your aid does not disburse when antcipated at or 715-425-3141.

Finance Charges

Finance charges are assessed at 1.25% per month calculated on the unpaid balance after the initial due date.

All financial aid awards must be disbursed to the account by the first due date to avoid finance charges. It is your responsibility to complete all financial aid requirements and monitor the status of your anticipated aid. Financial aid can sometimes take longer than expected and families should be prepared to start as early as possible in order to avoid finance charges. Finance fees are not waived because a student has signed up for financial aid but it has not dispersed to the account. Contact the Financial Aid office if your aid does not disburse when anticipated at or 715-425-3141.


The use of the partial payment plan does not imply that a student can withdraw from school and thereby be excused from the remaining payments for the term. This plan merely defers portions of the fees to be paid later in the term. If a student withdraws after the refund period ends, fees must be paid in full. Refer to the schedule for refund periods.


Contact Us

Student Billing Office
M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
226 Rodli Hall