Rates & Meal Plans

Rates are determined each spring for the following fall. Rates for the current year are available to help you estimate your housing and meal plan costs — see the menu on the right. Your specific cost will depend on your room assignment and meal plan choice.

First semester housing and meal plan charges are posted to your PAWS account in July. The charges are due late August. Please contact the Bursar’s Office with questions regarding payments.

Second semester housing charges are posted to your PAWS account in January.

Please see the menu below for specific rates, or download the rate sheet for the buildings you are interested in.

Residence Hall Rates (meal plan not included)
Listed below are the University Housing Room Rates for the Academic Year 2017-2018. Questions may be directed to the University Housing Office at (414) 229-4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu. All account transactions will be posted to your PAWS account.


Building Name

Room Type

Cost for 2017-18 Year

Cambridge Commons Double $6779
Double Upgrade $7907
Purin Hall Single $7190
Double $5740
RiverView Residence Hall Single $7407
Double $6441
Sandburg (N/S/W) Single $6430
Double $5440
Triple $4850
Sandburg (E) Single $8030
Double $6140
Apartment Rates

Listed below are the University Housing Apartment Rates for the Academic Year 2016-2017. Questions may be directed to the University Housing Office at (414) 229-4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu. All account transactions will be posted to your PAWS account.

Rates Include: All utilities, high-speed internet, and standard cable. Apartments on floors 6 and 7 also include in-unit laundry. Residents are billed only for their portion of the apartment cost unless they have bought out the entire apartment.



Total Cost
Per Month
Cost Per Month
(2 occupants)
Cost Per Month
(3 occupants)
1 Bedroom $1077 $538.50 N/A
1 Bedroom Upgrade $1119 $559.50 N/A
2 Bedroom $1372 $686 N/A
2 Bedroom Upgrade $1436 $718 N/A
3 Bedroom $1791 $895.50 $597
3 Bedroom Upgrade $1989 $994.50 $663
Parking Rates
Each building in University Housing has a parking garage and its own process for requesting a permit. You cannot request a permit until you receive your room assignment. Visit http://www.uwm.edu/parking for more information and to request a permit.

Meal Plan Rates & Details
All University Housing residents that live in suites without kitchens are required to choose a meal plan.

The Rates below are effective for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Meal Plan Level

Semester Cost

Plan Breakdown

Premium Level 3 $2461 $1597 Plan Points + $864 Admin Fee
Standard Level 2 $2089 $1225 Plan Points + $864 Admin Fee
Value Level 1 $1728 $864 Plan Points + $864 Admin Fee
Admin Fee (No Plan – CC Upgrade/East) $864 $0 Plan Points + $864 Admin Fee

Cambridge Commons Upgrade/Sandburg East Admin Fee

Students with room assignments in a Cambridge Commons Upgrade, Purin Hall, RiverView, or Sandburg East are not required to purchase a full meal plan. Residents of Purin and RiverView may opt out of the entire meal plan, while residents of Cambridge Commons Upgrades and Sandburg East must pay the administrative fee, regardless of their meal plan selection

Meal Plan Structure

Each meal plan includes in administrative fee. This fee is collected to cover the fixed cost of dining facilities, such as equipment, maintenance, and labor. When students use their meal plan to purchase food in the cafeteria-style dining facilities (Cambridge Commons, RiverView and Sandburg Cafeterias and Sandburg Palm Gardens) they will be charged 50% of the cash price for each item. So, as students purchase food throughout the semester, they are essentially getting the administration fee back in the form of their discount.

Adding Money to Your Meal Plan

Money can be added to meal plans at any time. Additional deposits are dollar-for-dollar — the administration fee is charged only once per semester. Meal plan additions can be done at:

Meal Plan Refunds

If a positive balance remains on a student’s meal plan at the end of the academic year, it will be refunded as a credit to his/her PAWS account less a $10 administrative fee.