Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, requires institutions participating in the Title IV financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all current and prospective students and employees. This page serves as a centralized location for access to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee consumer information and is intended to assist students, their families, and interested third parties in obtaining information about the University’s educational programs, costs, and outcomes.  For the most recent consumer information disclosure distributed to students please click here.

If you need assistance or paper copies, please contact the Financial Aid Office at or by writing to us at:

Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment, and Military Education Benefits
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 469
Milwaukee, WI. 53201-0469

Please indicate the subject to be Consumer Information Request. Financial Aid staff will contact the appropriate campus department/office to gather the requested information and will respond in a timely manner.

General Information

General Information

Academic Programs – List of current degree and other education programs.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs – Agencies and governmental bodies which accredit, approve or license the University and its programs.  UW-Milwaukee is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago IL, 60602-2504
Toll free: 1-800-621-7440

Articulation Agreements – Information on specific program-to-program transfer agreement contracts with established conditions.

Constitution Day – Information regarding commemorating the signing of the Constitution. 2018 Constitution Day Celebration.

Consumer Information on College Navigator Website – The U.S. Department of Education is required to post 26 items on the College Navigator website for each school.

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions – Policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – Disclosure information regarding programs that are classified as Gainful Employment Programs per the U.S. Department of Education.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Instructional Facilities – Campus maps of facilities.

Faculty & Instructional Personnel – Listings of current faculty and other instructional personnel.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha County

Privacy of Student Records—Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Governs and protects your rights to your individual educational records.  Includes right to review and inspect educational records,amend or correct education records, and control the disclosure of certain portions of your educational records.

Net Price Calculator – Provides estimated information about the net price of attendance.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing – Provides information to enrolled and prospective students regarding institutional policies related to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution’s information technology system.

Refund Policy, Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV Financial Aid – Information regarding institutional refund policy, procedures for officially withdrawing from institution, and the requirements for Return  of Title IV, HEA grant, or loan aid.

Student Consumer Complaint Process

Student Diversity- Information regarding student body diversity.

Textbook Information – Information on textbooks to assist with calculating a reasonable estimate of textbook prices for courses.

Transfer of Credit Policies – Information regarding UWM’s transfer of credit policies.

Voter Registration – The State of Wisconsin allows all eligible voters to register on-site the day elections are held.  For additional information on voting and upcoming elections, please utilize the following resources:

Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Assistance

Applying for Aid – Eligibility and procedures for applying for aid.

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs – Information on need-based and non-need-based federal, state, private and institutional financial assistance programs.

Award Information – Criteria for selecting recipients and for determining award amounts.

Code of Conduct for Education Loans – Institutional code of conduct that prohibits a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent of the school with respect to private education loans.

Contact Information – Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment & Military Education Benefits – Contact Information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information.

Cost of Attendance – Information regarding the estimated cost of attending the institution including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and miscellaneous expenses.

Disbursement of Aid – Methods and frequency of disbursements of aid.

Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers – First-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Student Loan must complete entrance counseling.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers – Borrowers of Federal Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, and Federal Nursing Loan must complete exit counseling anytime the borrower is enrolled less than half-time, withdraws, or graduates.  In addition, TEACH grant recipients must also complete exit counseling.

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman – The Ombudsman Group is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to the federal student aid programs, including Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Perkins Loans, and grant programs.

Federal Work Study – Information regarding general conditions and terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package.

Financial Literacy – Information regarding loan and debt repayment, how to pay for college, and money management resources to assist students at various stages of enrollment.

Loan Information – Information regarding terms of loans, sample loan repayment schedule and the necessity for repaying loans.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) – Students and/or parents who borrow a Federal Direct Loan and/or a Federal Perkins Loan will have their loan information be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).  This information will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Penalties for Drug Law Violations – Information regarding drug convictions and how federal aid eligibility may be affected.

Private Education Loan Disclosures – Disclosures for lenders listed on UWM’s preferred lender list are located in FASTChoice, which is a tool that will allow you to compare and research several lenders terms and conditions prior to applying for a private loan.  You will find individual lender disclosures by selecting one or more lenders within FASTChoice and selecting compare.  Under the loan rates and fees section of each lender, select the View 10K Disclosure link, which will direct you to the appropriate disclosure form.

Preferred Lender List – UWM provides a listing of loan options for students to research.  Students may borrow from any lender and are not restricted to this list.  UWM encourages all students to complete the FAFSA in order to seek out Title IV aid programs that may be more favorable than provisions of private education loans.

Private Education Loan Self-Certification Form (pdf)

Rights and Responsibilities – Information regarding the rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student Financial Aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) – Information regarding the requirements students need to maintain to be considered making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree to remain eligible to receive federal student financial aid.

Study Abroad – Enrollment in a study abroad program approved for credit by UWM may be considered for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log
Provides information about the institution’s policies and statistics relating to security and fire safety.  In addition, provides policy regarding missing student notification.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report(pdf)

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County and Waukesha
UW Colleges 2018 Annual Security Report
UW Colleges 2018 Annual Fire Safety Report

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program – Information and resources on the standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the school’s property or as part of any of the school’s activities.

Vaccination Policies (pdf) – Information about UWM’s policies regarding vaccinations.

Student Outcomes