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 (UWM) 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 current students please click here. The undergraduate prospective consumer information disclosure and the graduate prospective consumer information disclosure are provided via the admission process.
If you need assistance or paper copies, please contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Academic Programs – List of current degree and other education programs.
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha
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 (HLC)
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.
College Scorecard – The U.S. Department of Education’s planning tool to help students and their families make more educated decisions about college. Students and their families can look up the cost and assess the value of colleges. Each scorecard highlights five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.
Constitution Day – Information regarding commemorating the signing of the Constitution.
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.
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities – UWM’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) provides a variety of services and accommodations for the campus community.
Instructional Facilities – Campus maps of facilities.
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha
Faculty & Instructional Personnel – Listings of current faculty and other instructional personnel.
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- School of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Peck School of the Arts
- Lubar School of Business
- School of Continuing Education
- School of Education
- College of Engineering & Applied Science
- School of Freshwater Sciences
- College of Health Sciences
- School of Information Studies
- College of Letters & Science
- College of Nursing
- Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
- Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Privacy of Student Records – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects your rights to your individual educational records. It includes the right to review and inspect educational records, amend or correct education records, and control the disclosure of certain portions of your educational records. Students first registering for classes for any given term are sent a FERPA disclosure to their UWM email address.
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 the institution, and the requirements for Return of Title IV, HEA grant, or loan aid.
- Return of Title IV Financial Aid Policy
- Registrar’s Add/Drop Calendar
- Tuition and Fees Assessed For Drops or Withdrawal
- UW System Institutional Refund Policy
Student Activities – Information about student activities in which students can participate.
Student Complaint Process – Provides information to students regarding their rights to file complaints and grievances.
Student Diversity – Information regarding student body diversity including the percentage of enrolled full-time students by gender, ethnicity and recipients of the Federal Pell Grant.
Textbook Information – Information on textbooks which provides greater transparency of textbook pricing information and assists with calculating a reasonable estimate of textbook prices for courses. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials can be accessed via PAWS.
- Instructions for Viewing ISBN in PAWS
- Schedule of Classes – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Virtual Bookstore
- Schedule of Classes – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County Bookstore
- Schedule of Classes – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha Bookstore
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 of elections. For additional information on voting and upcoming elections, please utilize the following resources:
Written Arrangements – Information regarding programs that are designed to be offered by another entity.
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 for the 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 including information regarding disbursements to obtain books/supplies.
Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers – First-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Student Loan must complete entrance counseling. In addition, TEACH grant recipients must also complete Initial and Subsequent TEACH Grant Counseling and an Agreement to Serve.
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 TEACH Grant 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.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Tools and resources to assist students in making informed financial decisions.
- GradReady – A financial literacy tool where individuals can learn more about managing tuition, budget and bills.
- Department of Education Financial Awareness Counseling Tool (FACT) – An interactive tool that can help individuals manage finances.
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.
- 2019 Notice of Penalties Associated with Drug Related Offenses
- Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for 2019-20
- Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for 2020-21
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.
Principles of Excellence – UWM has agreed to adopt the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.
- Federal and State Veteran Education Benefits
- Shopping Sheet – The shopping sheet is provided to all students. Example of a shopping sheet can be found here.
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.
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
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.
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.
- Drug-Free Campus Document
- Norris Health Center AODA Evaluation and Treatment Services
- Make Good Decisions Campaign
- 2019 Annual Faculty and Staff Notification of Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace
- 2019 Annual Student Notification of Maintaining a Drug-Free Campus
Vaccination Policies – Information about UWM’s policies regarding vaccinations.
Completion and Graduation Rates – Information about completion and graduation rates of certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, undergraduate students. In addition, completion and graduation rates for students receiving athletically related student aid.
- First-time Undergraduate Students Completion and Graduation Rates – See Figure 11
- Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid
- 2019 IPEDS Data Feedback Report
- Completion and Graduation Rates by Ethnicity and Gender as Reported on College Navigator
- Completion and Graduation Rates by Financial Aid Recipients – See Figure 13
Graduate Outcome Information – Information about outcomes and types of employment obtained by graduates.
Graduate and Professional Education – Information on types of graduate and professional education in which graduates enroll.
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act – EADA) – Provides information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs.
Materials Used in Recruitment – Information provided to prospective students that may include job placement rates, licensure rates, salary information, etc. Departments making claims are responsible for providing the most recent data available and information necessary to substantiate the truthfulness of the claims. Please check with the specific department regarding questions.
Retention Rate – Provides retention rate information for certificate or degree seeking, first-time, undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.
Teacher Preparation Program Report – Annual report containing school and state-level information that states must make available to the public.
Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know-Act) – Information about the transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution. UWM is not required to report as only institutions with a mission to prepare students to transfer are required to report such information.