Apply for financial aid (if applicable)

Apply for financial aid (if applicable) Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. Designate UWM as a recipient using the Title IV code 003896. The results of your FAFSA (called a Student Aid Report or SAR) will be emailed or mailed to you within three weeks of filing. More information can be found on the UWM Financial Aid website: Financial Aid Information (https://uwm.edu/financialaid/). Once you have been awarded financial aid, you will have to officially accept it in PAWS, see: Accepting Your Award (https://uwm.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/receiving-aid/accepting/) or PAWS Financial Aid Tutorial (https://uwm.edu/financialaid/wp-content/uploads/sites/348/2015/11/PAWS-Financial-Aid-Tutorial-2017-.pdf)


Military and Veteran Student Information | UW-Milwaukee Veterans

Visit the UWM Military and Veterans website which includes information on MEBO (Military Education Benefits Office) (https://uwm.edu/veterans/ ).


Sign up for classes

You must complete the Panther Enrollment Checklist in PAWS as soon as possible in order to be able to register. See: One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services (https://uwm.edu/onestop/enrolling/)

It is recommended that you complete all required courses starting with 501 and continuing with 511, 571; and 799 which should be taken during one of your two final semesters.  Please visit the UWM Graduate Catalog (https://catalog.uwm.edu/information-studies/) for information on the School and University master’s requirements.


Check Your Email

Check your campus email via Office 365 (https://uwm.edu/office365). All official UWM communication is done with you via your UWM email, so be sure to monitor this account, which will be available to you once you’ve registered for courses. Easy access via the UWM Homepage or click on the link above. To log in you need to know your ePanther ID and password. These are the same credentials you used to log in to PAWS. If you have problems with your ePanther ID or password, please visit the UWM Help Desk (https://uwm.edu/technology/) or call (414) 229-4040.


Log in to CANVAS

CANVAS is the UWM web-based learning environment. All UWM courses in which you are enrolled, including online and onsite courses, should appear in CANVAS by the first day of classes. You can easily access CANVAS via the UWM Homepage, or by going directly to UWM CANVAS Site (https://uwm.edu/canvas/home/). To log in to CANVAS, you need to know your ePanther ID and Password. These are the same credentials you used to log in to PAWS. If you have problems with your ePanther ID or Password, please contact the UWM Help Desk (https://uwm.edu/technology/) or call (414) 229-4040.


Get your textbooks

Instructors list the required texts for each class in their syllabus. The syllabus may also be found in CANVAS before the start of each semester.Books can be purchased online at the UWM Campus Virtual Bookstore at UWM Virtual Bookstore (https://uwm.ecampus.com/shop-by-course) . Students will be able to order books online any time of the day and delivered directly to their residence with free, two-day shipping. Outside sources may also be used.


Pay your tuition

Eligible students who wish to participate in the tuition installment payment plan, must pay at least $100.00 toward their tuition charges by the tuition due date. Important tuition information can be found at: Business & Financial Services (https://uwm.edu/business-financial-services/)

The 2018-19 academic year tuition for one on-line 3-credit undergraduate course in the School of Information Studies will cost $1,176.00 ($392.00/per credit). The 2018-19 academic year tuition for one on-line 3-credit graduate course in the School of Information Studies will cost $2,400.00 ($800.00/per credit). This amount is assessed for all on-line courses regardless of your geographic location. This tuition is assessed in lieu of standard UW-System resident/non-resident tuition and campus segregated fees.

Last Updated | May 2020