PAWS - Online Payment/Billing

Students can use PAWS to pay their bills online. The following is a tutorial for how to pay online using PAWS.


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PAWS charges may be paid online through your PAWS account. Electronic checks (eCheck), VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards are accepted on PAWS.

Each PAWS online Credit Card transaction will be assessed a 2.85% non-refundable convenience fee. The convenience fee will not appear on your PAWS account but will appear on your credit card statement.

No convenience fees are charged for ACH (Electronic Check) Payments, mailed payments, or in-person check payments made in the Cashier’s Office.

How to Make a Payment Using PAWS:

    1. Log into PAWS.
    2. Click on the Make a Payment link below the Account Summary in your PAWS Student Center.

Make a payment

    1. Log into the NelNet QuickPay site, previously called TouchNet. Click the View & Pay Accounts navigation link.

Payment Screen Shot

    Follow the Payment steps to complete the Payment via ACH (Electronic Check) or Credit/Debit Card. Once the Payment is Complete, you will be able to save/print a receipt from the Quick Pay site. The payment will be reflected on your Student Account in PAWS.

    Have a payment question?
    Direct payment questions to the Cashier’s Office,, (414) 229-5789, (414) 229-4601, or Mitchell Hall Room 285.

    The above information along with detailed steps regarding how to pay International Tuition, can also be found at


    How To View PAWS Online Billing Statement: 

    Students will now be able to view an online billing statement on their PAWS account by clicking on the "View Billing Statement" link located on the Student Center page under the Finances section and then clicking the "Get Billing Statement" button.

    When they click on the Get Billing Statement button, the statement that displays will be in PDF format so the student can view it, print it, or save it as a file on their computer. This online statement has been tested on PCs, Macs, and Linux (all with Adobe Acrobat of 7 or higher). It also works with the most up-to-date versions of our supported browsers.

    One known problem can occur with Internet Explorer 6. If unable to download with Internet Explorer 6, the solution is to go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced and uncheck the box for "Do not save encrypted pages to disk."


    Allowing others to access your PAWS account for payment

    PAWS allows you to designate access to special accounts that are limited to: To Do Lists, Making a Payment, and View Grades. To do so, select "Grant Access to Others" in the Personal Information section near the bottom of the page.
    The user accounts the student creates for the designated account(s) are limited to the username of ePantherID_D1, ePantherID_D2, or ePantherID_D3. An example of one is JOHNDOE_D3. After you create the account, make sure to choose 'Give access' to Financials Make a Payment. The account you created for designated access will login at with the password you chose and username provided.
    PAWS Designate access users are NOT able to make a payment through PAWS for a student directly. They must be added as an Authorized User to the
    NelNet Account by the student.

    How to Create an Authorized User:

    1.Click on the Make a Payment link

    The Make a Payment link is on the Student Center (Home Page) in PAWS.


    2. Log into PAWS. 
    Log into the secure payment site with your credentials and select Authorized Users from the My Profile Setup section

    3. Authorized Users
    Read the Authorized Users information.
    Click Add Authorized User.


    4. Email Address
    Enter the email address of the authorized user
    You may also select the option to allow this person to view your payment history and account activity.
    Click Cancel or Continue.


    5. Agreement to Add Authorized User
    The Agreement to Add Authorized User page displays.
    If you agree to the information, check I Agree. If you do not agree, Click Cancel.

    6.Click Cancel or Continue
    Authorized Users
    A confirmation page displays. An email was sent to the Authorized User email address you provided.

    Note: PAWS Designate User Access is NOT the same as Authorized User Access.

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    Created:2015-02-11 16:12 CDTUpdated:2023-06-05 13:44 CDT
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