Information on the Closures of the Waukesha and Washington County Campuses

December 12, 2023

In October, UWM announced that it will be closing the Washington County campus by June 30, 2024. We know you may have several questions and concerns.  

Today, we are providing an update on admission, tuition rates and scholarship opportunities to help you plan. You are urged to reach out to your advisor to discuss your options and for any assistance with the transfer process. 

Guaranteed Admission

Students will have the option to transition to the UWM location of their choice. However, they must meet requirements to be admitted to specific majors.  

Tuition Rates

  • Students who transition to the main UWM campus will move into one of the available bachelor’s degree programs and will be charged the listed program rates. Main campus segregated fees will apply. Note that associate degree programs are not available at the main campus. 
  • Students who transition to the Waukesha campus will have the option to complete their associate degree at the listed program rate or transition into one of the available bachelor’s degree programs at those listed program rates. Waukesha campus segregated fees will apply.  
  • Students who transition to online courses will have the option to complete the associate degree at the listed program rate.

UWM Transition Scholarships 

UWM is offering one-time transition scholarships for current Washington County students who enroll in Fall 2024 at another UWM location or program.   

  • A $500 scholarship is available for students continuing at the associate degree level. 
  • A $1,000 scholarship is available for students continuing or transitioning into the bachelor’s degree level.

Scholarship details:

  • The scholarship is a one-time award (non-renewable).   
  • The scholarship amounts listed above apply to full-time enrollment (12 credits). Students who enroll part time (1-11 credits) will receive 50% of those amounts. 
  • The scholarship is awarded for the 2024-25 academic year, and the amount will be divided evenly between the fall and spring terms.  
  • The scholarship will automatically be awarded to Spring 2024 enrollees from the Washington County campus within two weeks of the student enrolling for Fall 2024 courses. No additional steps are required. 

Students are encouraged to apply for other UWM scholarships via the Panther Scholarship Portal

Washington County Charitable Foundation Scholarships

The Washington County Charitable Foundation supports the educational needs of the Washington County community.   

The foundation’s scholarship portal will open Dec. 15.  

Scholarship details are as follows: 

  • For new students living in Washington County, scholarships will support students attending any Universities of Wisconsin location. 
  • Current Washington County campus students will be eligible for scholarships even if they are not residents of Washington County. 

For additional information on scholarships, tuition and courses, please contact your academic advisor.  

UWM will continue to provide updates on this College of General Studies webpage where you can find answers to common questions, meeting dates and other information.