Students admitted into the Urban Education Doctoral Program (UEDP) are eligible to compete for a variety of types of financial aid. Applicants are also eligible to apply, pending acceptance.

Graduate Assistantships

GA positions in the School of Education are limited and competitive. Positions vary greatly and candidates are typically chosen based on their experiences and qualifications as they relate to individual positions. Applications are solicited as positions become available. All graduate assistantships provide a stipend. Appointments of 33% (12-15 hours per week) or higher include tuition remission and some benefits. For information on stipend rates, please see the Graduate School’s Financial Impact of Assistantships and Fellowships webpage. For more information contact Kerry Korinek in the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at or 414-229-5253.

Graduate School Fellowships

UEDP students are also eligible to apply for Graduate School Fellowships. These fellowships provide recipients with a monthly stipend for the academic year, coverage of in-state tuition and remission of out-of-state tuition. For more information the kinds of fellowships available please visit the Graduate School Fellowships webpage.

Graduate Student Travel Award

The Graduate School Travel Support program offers partial funding to doctoral students for presenting scholarly and creative works at conferences, performances, or exhibitions. Such activities are an important part of the professional development of graduate students, offering opportunities to establish professional networks, contacts for collaborative research, and sources of potential future employment. For more information on eligibility, travel guidelines, and selection processes please visit the Graduate School Financial Support webpage.

Funding & Scholarships

The Graduate School Financial Support webpage highlights funding options and opportunities that are available for graduate students. The OneStop Tuition & Fees webpage lists the Graduate Fee Schedule for a given semester.

The School of Education offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships typically range from $500 to full tuition. For more information including scholarship eligibility and application deadlines visit the School of Education Scholarships & Aid webpage.

Financial Aid

For information on financial aid and to fill out a FAFSA application, please visit the UWM Department of Financial Aid web site. Services provided include information on grants, loans, student employment, military benefits, and the Life Impact Program.


Additional employment opportunities are available on the UWM Employment site. Student employment information and other resources can be found at the Career Development Center.