Payment Schedule

WSU offers a flexible payment schedule that allows students and families to make tuition and fee payments throughout the semester.

There are also two payment plan options: the WSU Extended Payment Plan and the NelNet Payment Plan.

Students expecting financial aid funds do not have to make a payment until financial aid is disbursed.

However, you should be prepared to pay for books, supplies and personal expenses from personal funds until your financial aid is processed.

If you have questions about your financial aid, contact financialaid@winona.edu. Please email billing@winona.edu for questions about your student charges.


2020-2021 Payments

Payment Stage Minimum Amount Due
Fall 2020 Deadline
Spring 2021 Deadline
Last Day to Drop Classes with a Full Refund Do not assume that you will be dropped.

If you no longer plan to attend classes, you must withdraw from classes.
Aug. 28, 2020 Jan. 15, 2021
First Payment Due  At least $300 for full-time students

At least 15% of balance for part-time students

You are not required to make any additional payment at this time for fall or spring semester if you:
  • are checked into a residence hall
  • have filed a FAFSA
  • are enrolled in NelNet Payment Plan
  • have a third-party award
  • have submitted a valid employment waiver
Aug. 28, 2020
Jan. 15, 2021
First Day Financial Aid Disbursed  
Sept. 4, 2020 Jan. 22, 2021
Second Payment Due 1/3 of current outstanding balance

If your bill is not paid in full with financial aid at this time, you will automatically be entered into the Extended Payment Plan and charged a $30 fee.
Sept. 11, 2020 Feb. 5, 2021
Third Payment Due
1/2 of current outstanding balance + $30 Extended Payment Plan Fee Oct. 2, 2020 March 5, 2021
Final Payment Due All of current outstanding balance Oct. 30, 2020 April 2, 2021

Summer 2021 Payments

Payment Stage Minimum Amount Due
Summer 2021 Deadline
Last Day to Drop Classes with a Full Refund Do not assume that you will be dropped.

If you no longer plan to attend classes, you must withdraw from classes.
May 14, 2021 for full term courses

1 day after first class meeting for courses 3 days or longer

1 day prior to start for weekend workshops or courses 3 days or less
First Payment Due  At least $300 for full-time students

At least 15% of balance for part-time students

You are not required to make any additional payment at this time for fall or spring semester if you:
  • are checked into a residence hall
  • have filed a FAFSA
  • are enrolled in NelNet Payment Plan
  • have a third-party award
  • have submitted a valid employment waiver
May 28, 2021
First Day Financial Aid Disbursed  
May 21, 2021
Second Payment Due 1/3 of current outstanding balance

If your bill is not paid in full with financial aid at this time, you will automatically be entered into the Extended Payment Plan and charged a $30 fee.
June 11, 2021
Final Payment Due All of current outstanding balance July 9, 2021

WSU Extended Payment Plan

If your bill is not paid in full with financial aid by the second payment deadline, you will automatically be entered into the Extended Payment Plan and charged a $30 fee.

You will receive additional payment due information via your WSU email account.


NelNet Payment Plan

Students may enroll in the NelNet Payment Plan, which allows you to pay your term bill monthly installments.

Learn more about the NelNet payment option.


Payment Schedule Policies

If you do not meet the payment dates as outlined, you are assessed an additional $10 late fee per occurrence.

If you drop courses or withdraw from the University after the last day to drop deadline, you will be charged the full amount for those classes you have dropped.

You should consult with your advisor and the Registrar’s Office before dropping courses.

For most students, failure to make payment will not result in the cancellation of a student's registration.

Learn more about refund policies at WSU.

Your registration will be cancelled unless you meet at least one of these criteria by the payment due date:

  • Your tuition and fees are paid in full
  • You have a valid check-in to WSU housing
  • You have a valid financial aid application
  • You have valid enrollment in NelNet Payment Plan
  • You have made a minimum first payment on the extended payment plan
  • You have a valid third-party authorization on file with WSU Student Accounts
  • WSU Student Accounts has received a valid employee tuition waiver

An unpaid balance hold is placed on your account when you have an unpaid balance for the current or previous term. This prevents you from:

  • registering for any future terms
  • receiving transcripts
  • receiving your diploma

A hold will remain on your account until your bill is paid in full. Once the balance is paid, the hold will automatically be removed.

If you cannot pay your account balance in full, you should contact the Student Accounts Office.

The staff in the Student Accounts Office can help you set up a payment plan and discuss what you need to do to have the hold removed to allow you to register.

Holds can only be lifted at the discretion of the Director of Business Services.

You can add additional classes within 1 day after the first class meeting. The payment for added classes must be received in the Cashier’s Office by the next due date in the payment schedule.

You have 1 day after the first class meeting to drop classes with a full refund for regular scheduled courses.

Students enrolled in weekend workshops need to drop prior to the start of the workshop to receive a full refund.