Financial Aid

IMPORTANT

Many of your answers can be found in the “Finances” section of our website! If you’re not sure where to look, you can ask Pounce the Chatbot below. If you have questions specific to your account, check your PAWS Student Center first. There you can see anything you may still need to submit and any aid offered to you. You can review our PAWS Tutorial if you need help accessing your account.

The best way to submit documents is via mail or fax. Many students will also email documents, but if you choose this option, please mask any social security numbers for additional security.

E-mail Us!

Have a general question for the financial aid office?
Use our contact form to reach out to us by e-mail!

Have a private scholarship to report? Awesome!
If you’re a student, click here to let us know. 
If you’re a donor, click here to let us know.

Would you like us to post your Private Scholarship?

Click here to let us know.

Would you like our staff to present to your group or organization?
Use this form to request a presentation or our presence at an event you are hosting!

Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor

Advisors are available to assist with more complex questions and can be helpful if you’re looking to spend a little extra time talking through everything. Click here to schedule an appointment! 

If you’d like to meet with an advisor in person at one of our branch campuses choose the appropriate link below:

  • In person at Washington County Campus: (Link coming soon!)
  • In person at the Waukesha County Campus: (Link coming soon!)

You can meet with an advisor:

By Video Chat: Appointments are available via custom Microsoft Teams meeting links. This is helpful for sharing screens and seeing your advisor face to face. You can join this meeting through your web browser, so you do not need any additional software for this option. Review your confirmation e-mail for steps to joining a video appointment.

By Phone: This is a great virtual meeting option if you don’t have a webcam, or don’t need to share screens. An advisor will call you at the number you indicate, so be sure to provide the best number to reach you. Be prepared to answer a call from an unknown 414 number.

In Person: In the interest of the health and safety of our students and staff, we are not currently hosting in person advising appointments

How to Reach Us

Office & Phone Availability Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9am – 3pm

Phone: (414) 229-4541

Email: Use the contact form above or e-mail us at:
finaid@uwm.edu (General Questions)
schlrshp@uwm.edu (Scholarship Specific Questions)

Fax: (414) 229-5699 – most requests for documentation can be accepted via fax

Address:
Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment, and Military Education Benefits
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2442 E. Kenwood Blvd., Mellencamp Hall. Room 162
P.O. Box 469
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0469