Student Finance - Making a Payment

This document provides instructions on how to make a Payment on your student account.

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Instructions to Access MyWestern (Self-Service)

  1. Go to 
  2. Click on the Current Students link 
  3. Click on the MyWestern link
  4. Click on the Self-Service New link 
  5. Login by entering your student email address as the username and your password.  

If you have any questions about the payment process, please contact the Cashier’s Office at 608-785-9121 or

Making a Payment

  1. Navigate to Student Finance.
    1. Click on the Student Finance tile in the middle of the page.
    2. Use the Left-Hand menu.
      1. Click on Financial Information then Student Finance.


  2. Select Make a Payment
    1. This will open a new page.


  3. This page will list all your Terms and due dates for each of them.
    1. Click on Collapse All to open all terms.
      1. You can also open each term individually.
    2. You will see the amount due in the Amount to Pay field.


  4. Enter the amount you wish to pay in the Amount to Pay field.
    1. You can Make a Full or Partial payment.


  5. Select your payment method by clicking on the Choose a Payment Method drop-down.
    1. Select your payment from the available options.


    2. You can pay by credit card or electronic check. Western accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. If using a card, a 2.95% nonrefundable convenience fee or $3.00, whichever is greater, will be added.

    3. If you are unable to pay online, payments can also be made in person with Cash or Check only. Checks can be mailed to:
           Western Technical College
           Cashier’s Office
           400 7th St N
           La Crosse WI, 54601

  6. Click on the Proceed to Payment button.


  7. On the Payment Review screen, double-check your Total Payment Amount.
    1. If this information is correct, click on Pay Now.


  8. After clicking the Pay Now button, you will be prompted to click Start Payment.


  9. Review the Payment Amount, if this is correct continue with entering your Card Information then click Continue. You can also press Cancel to cancel the payment action.


  10. Review and accept the terms by clicking Accept Terms button.


  11. Click Continue after reviewing the name, address, phone number, and email.


  12. Click on the Submit to finalize payment.
    1. If the payment is successful, you will see the image below. Then click Continue.


  13. The next screen will be the Payment Acknowledgment page. Click Continue.


If you need further assistance please contact the PC Service Help Desk at 608-789-6266 or

KeywordsPayment, Finance, MyWestern, Colleague   Doc ID134963
OwnerCody M.GroupWestern Technical College
Created2024-01-23 13:35:26Updated2024-04-23 11:03:25
SitesWestern Technical College
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