Tuition and Fee Payment

Standard Tuition and Fees

All programs are subject to a uniform fee per credit established by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and the state legislature. The rate is subject to change. Certain unique courses and programs are exempt from program fees.

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Students can pay their tuition and fees using one of the four methods below:

  • Pay in Full: Pay the full tuition and fees by cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover by the start of each term or at the time of registration.
  • Tuition Payment Plan available using TouchNet (available in the MyBTC student portal):
    • All payment plans require a non-refundable service charge. Students will be billed for outstanding balances monthly by email through TouchNet. If payments are not made, a hold will be placed on the student's account. Such holds will impact a student's ability to register, get official transcripts, diplomas, or access to learning resources until they are resolved.
  • Financial Aid: To be eligible for federal or state financial aid, students must complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the student has received their financial aid Award Letter from Blackhawk, they can defer payment of their tuition and fees. Their outstanding balance will be paid as financial aid disbursements are received by Blackhawk. If financial aid does not cover the entire balance due, the student will be responsible for payment of the remaining balance.
  • Agency/Employer Funding: If written authorization from an agency or employer is on file, the student will be able to defer payment of tuition and fees. The agency/employer will be billed for the authorized costs. If the funding does not cover the entire amount of tuition and fees, the student will be responsible for paying the remaining balance. The student also will be responsible for any amount unpaid by the Agency/Employer after 105 days from billing date, and the student will be notified by mail. This would include debts incurred from dropped or failed classes while covered by post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).

Collection Issues: If you are late paying the outstanding balance, a hold will be placed on your account. You may not receive official transcripts or diplomas, and will not be allowed to register for additional classes until all balances are paid. After 90 days, students will receive notification if a balance is unpaid, and failure to make payment or set up a payment plan after receiving the notification will result in a late charge of $25.00 being assessed to your account. In addition to the late charge, your account will 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

Students who do not reside in Wisconsin and enroll in a program that is not covered under one of Blackhawk’s reciprocity agreements will pay tuition and fees at a higher rate. A limited number of waivers may be granted. Paperwork for waivers is available in Student Services. Visit our website for more information on out-of-state tuition and fees (https://