Tuition and Fee Payment

Tuition and fees are established annually by the Wisconsin Technical College System in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Legislature. The current tuition rate is $130.35 per credit hour (please note, other fees may apply and this amount is as of April 25, 2017, prior to the final decision of the Wisconsin State Legislature). For a complete listing of costs, please see the program cost sheet.

You can pay your tuition and fees using one of the four methods below.

  1. Pay in Full: Pay the full amount of tuition and fees by cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover at time of registration.
  2. Tuition Payment Plan Available Using TouchNet Payment plans are available at: http://blackhawk.edu/RegistrationRecordsOffice.aspx
    All payment plans require a non-refundable service charge. You will be billed for outstanding balances. In some cases, a hold will be placed on your account in an effort to alert you that your attention to a matter is required. Such holds can impact your ability to register, get official transcripts, diplomas, or access Library resources until they are resolved.
    Failure to make the payments at the time that they are due may cause you to be dropped from all of your pre-college and credit courses for that semester. You may re-register for classes should this happen, however you may not be allowed to establish another payment plan for that semester.
  3. Financial Aid: You must have completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Once the application is completed and a valid student aid report (SAR) is released to BTC, you can defer payment of your tuition and fees until you receive your award letter and financial funds are received. You will be sent a monthly invoice until tuition is paid in full. Your outstanding balance will be paid as the financial aid is received. If financial aid does not cover the entire balance due, you will be responsible for payment of the balance due.
  4. Agency/Employer Funding: If written authorization from an agency or employer is on file, you will be able to defer payment of tuition and fees. The sponsor will be billed for the authorized costs. If the sponsorship does not cover the entire amount of the tuition and fees, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance.


Collection Issues: If you are late paying the outstanding balance, a hold will be placed on your account. You will not receive official transcripts or diplomas, and will not be allowed to register for additional classes until all balances are paid. Starting thirty-one (31) days into the semester, a 30-day notice and possibly a 60-day notice will be sent to remind you of an outstanding balance. Failure to make payment after receiving the notification(s) will result in a late charge of $25.00 being assessed to your account. In addition to the late charge, your account may be referred to a collection agency or for legal action. In an effort to receive payment, the collection agency will be authorized to notify the State of Wisconsin’s Tax Refund Intercept Program.

Out-of-State Tuition

Applicants who do not reside in Wisconsin and enroll in a program which is not covered under one of BTC’s reciprocity agreements will pay higher tuition. A limited number of waivers may be granted. Paperwork for waivers is available in Student Services.