Collection Process

Students will receive a statement at the beginning of each semester. Students 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 reminding students of any outstanding balance. If this balance is not paid within 30 days from the date of the statement, students will be referred to a collection agency and will begin credit bureau reporting. The student is responsible to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by Gateway Technical College or its representatives in connection with the collection of the past due debt.

Gateway also utilizes the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Tax Refund Interception Program (T.R.I.P.) and State Debt Collections Program (SDC) to collect outstanding debts owed to the College. Learn more about T.R.I.P.

State Debt Collections Program (SDC)

Gateway Technical College refers students with an outstanding balance occurring during the 2014 Spring term or after to the State Debt Collections Program (SDC). Students that have been notified of collections should contact SDC directly to make payment arrangements by calling (608) 264-0345 or online on the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website.

If you are unsure about your balance or if it has been sent to collections, please contact our Student Services staff by calling 1-800-247-7122.