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Billing & Payments

Students will be mailed a billing statement at the beginning of each semester and are expected to pay any outstanding balances by the end of each semester. An additional statement will be mailed at the end of each semester for any outstanding balances. Student account information is also available at any time through My Gateway | Financial Information.

Failure to receive a statement is not an acceptable reason for not meeting a payment deadline or paying your bill in full. If someone else is expected to pay your bill, it is your responsibility to advise that person of these instructions.

Things to remember

  • When you register, you are responsible for all tuition and fees.
  • A payment option (payment plan, awarded financial aid, third party authorization, etc.) must be in place by 11:59 p.m. on the day of registration to avoid having your registration canceled overnight.
  • Gateway reserves the right to withdraw students from class(es) for nonpayment. However, nonpayment does not automatically result in withdrawal.
  • Know when your tuition & fee payments are due and ensure you understand Gateway’s payment and refund policies.
  • You, the student, are responsible for all payments even if you are not the person or organization paying your bill (i.e. parent, employer, etc.).
  • Please check your Gateway email regularly as all official school communication will be sent to that email address.

Returned Checks

Returned checks are defined as those returned for insufficient funds, stopped payment, closed account and maker/check-writer error. When a check is returned to Gateway, the original transaction will be reversed on the student’s account and a $35 service fee per check added to the amount owed by the student. The student will be notified in writing by the Student Accounts Department. Payments can be made through Self-Service via My Gateway or at a Student Services Center on the Kenosha, Racine or Elkhorn campuses. You may also contact our Contact Center at 1-800-247-7122 to make a payment over the phone. Payments will be accepted by cash or credit card only, not by check.

The outstanding balance on the student’s account will be handled like any other debt owed to the College, and the student will not be able to access college services including registration if the debt is over $200. Students will not be able to access transcripts or diplomas until all outstanding debts to Gateway are resolved. Any past due balance will be turned over to a collection agency.