Tips for Transfer Students

If you are transferring to UWM from another school, Welcome! We are so happy you chose to join the Panther Family. Here are some things we think you might find helpful.

  • Financial aid is school specific. Your financial aid award at one school will not always be the same at another.
  • Your FAFSA and eligibility will be reevaluated by UWM.
  • You must be admitted to UWM before your financial aid eligibility can be determined.
  • If UW-Milwaukee was included on your original FAFSA, contact our office to let us know you were accepted and plan to attend UWM.
  • If UW-Milwaukee was not included on the original application, our school code is 003896, and should be added by making the correction online at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Financial aid received at other institutions will count toward your yearly and aggregate limits. Learn more about those limits here.
  • You are not able to receive financial aid for the same or overlapping term at two different institutions. Make sure to cancel any pending financial aid at your previous institution. Until we can confirm your aid has been cancelled, we will not be able to disburse any aid for attendance at UWM.
    • If you plan to transfer to another university during an academic year, please contact us to request that aid offered by UW-Milwaukee be canceled, so it may be offered by new school.