Mail a Check —
Instructions and Information

For Students, Parents, Bill Paying Services, 529 College Savings Plans, Scholarships and Others

Mail a Check Payment (Do not mail cash)

A mailed tuition payment must be in Bursar’s Office (not postmarked) by the due date, to avoid a late fee.

  • Allow at least five business-days for domestic mail.
  • Mail all tuition payment checks (including payments from a 529 College Savings Plan or bill-paying service), and scholarship checks to the Bursar’s Office to apply to the student’s Tuition Account.
  • Checks must be made payable in US Dollars.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison is not responsible for lost checks, misdirected checks, or other delays in receiving checks. Student accounts whose payments are not received on or before the tuition due date will be assessed a late payment fee.


  1. Write student’s name and Campus ID on the check
  2. If a scholarship, write “scholarship” on the check
  3. Make the check payable to UW–Madison (no post-dated checks please)
  4. Mail to UW–Madison Bursar, 333 East Campus Mall, #10501, Madison, WI 53715-1383

Payment in Person