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Outstanding Debts

In accordance with the Gateway Technical College Board policy, a hold will be placed on a student’s account for any debt owed to the college of more than $200.  Students with a debt of $200 or less can register for courses and services.  However, until all outstanding debts to Gateway Technical College are resolved, access to records will be restricted. Students with an account balance will not have  access to transcripts; diplomas or enrollment verification. Students may owe debts to Gateway which are related to registration, financial aid, library, returned checks, or for other miscellaneous reasons. Student’s debts are retained on his/her record until cleared.

Gateway does utilize an outside collections agency and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Tax Refund Interception program (T.R.I.P.) to collect outstanding debts owed to the College. 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, students are 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.

Important: If you do not officially withdraw from classes in accordance with the Wisconsin Technical College System Refund Policy, you are still required to pay all tuition and fees. Nonattendance does not reduce fees owed and may affect your financial aid awards. 

If you receive financial aid, you may be eligible to utilize the Prior Debt Process to help cover prior debt. More information about this option is available at To utilize the process, click on Web Advisor under the My Gateway Tab in the upper right hand corner of the page. Log in to Web Advisor and click on the Students Menu Tab in the top right hand corner of the Web Advisor page. Click on the Prior Debt Agreement link under the Financial Information Tab. Follow the directions to use the Prior Debt Process.