Support for Students

The Dean of Students Office provides the following services:

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant IIIFederal funds for students who have experienced emergency expenses related to COVID-19.

UWM Hardship Relief – Federal funds for students who have experienced emergency expenses related to COVID-19, and have already paid their 2020-21 balances in full. 

UWM Emergency Grant – Funding for students facing unforeseen financial emergencies.

Laptop/WiFi Hotspot Loan Program  – This program allows students to borrow a laptop or WiFi hotspot.

Tuition and Fee Appeals – For students who believe their tuition charges are incorrect due to university error.

Medical Withdrawals – For students who experience a serious and unexpected condition during the academic semester that completely prevents them from being able to function as a student.

Concerns, Complaints and Appeals – Connects students to the appropriate resources and procedures to address their concerns.


What is a Dean?

All students have two (2) deans, an academic dean (e.g., Dean of the College of Letters and Science) and the Dean of Students.

  • Academic Deans. Academic Deans assist students with academic matters within their School or College. This includes grievances related to courses, grade appeals, and requests for exceptions to their program of study. The Academic Deans oversee the “Dean’s List” of students who’ve earned recognition related to a high grade point average.  To see your Dean, go to
  • Dean of Students. The Dean of Students Office assists students with matters beyond academics. The Dean of Students oversees the student disciplinary process and tuition and fee appeals. The Dean of Students also helps students manage personal crises, emergencies, and unusual situations by discussing options and connecting students to resources. The Dean of Students Office also helps students who have a grievance or complaint helping the student identify options and processes to have their complaint addressed.