Rights & Responsibilities

Student Rights

You have the right to ask:

  1. What financial assistance is available, including information on federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs?
  2. What is the cost of attendance and what are the policies for students who withdraw?
  3. What criteria are used to select financial aid recipients and what are the deadlines for submitting applications?
  4. How is financial need determined? The process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, etc. are considered in a budget.
  5. What resources (such as family contribution, other financial aid, your assets, etc.) are considered in calculating financial need?
  6. For an explanation of the various funds in your financial aid package. What portion of the aid received must be repaid and what portion is grant aid?
  7. How satisfactory academic progress is determined and what happens if you are not making progress?

It is the financial aid recipient’s responsibility to:

  1. Review and consider information about UWM programs before enrolling.
  2. Complete a financial aid application accurately and on time. Intentional misreporting on the application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under U.S. Criminal code.
  3. Submit all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested in a timely manner.
  4. Read and understand all forms they are asked to sign and keep copies of them. Accept responsibility for all agreements signed.
  5. Federal Loan borrowers must notify the loan servicer of changes in name, address, or enrollment status
  6. Perform any Federal Work-Study job in a satisfactory manner.
  7. Know and comply with deadlines for application and re-application.
  8. Know and comply with refund procedures.
  9. Notify us of any of the following:
    • an agency or third party is paying your fees.
    • you are receiving a scholarship, fellowship, assistantship, or traineeship.
    • you were originally considered a nonresident for tuition purposes and have now been granted residency status for which you are now being assessed resident tuition.
    • you are receiving any governmental benefits (i.e., veteran’s, TANF). If we’ve included an amount on your offer letter and that benefit changes, you must notify us of your new eligibility.