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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 the college’s collection agency and will begin credit bureau reporting. Information may be released to such agencies including student enrollment and payment history, student identification number and social security number. In the event of such action, 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.