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 (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.
Undergraduate Prospective Student Disclosure
Graduate Prospective Student Disclosure

If you need assistance or paper copies, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@uwm.edu 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 (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.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Articulation Agreements

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. 2018 Constitution Day Celebration.
Resources:

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.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 
UW Wisconsin Colleges
University of Wisconsin Colleges FLEX 

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.
 2018 FERPA Disclosure
2017 FERPA Disclosure

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 AidInformation regarding institutional refund policy, procedures for officially withdrawing from institution, and the requirements for Return of Title IV, HEA grant, or loan aid.

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.

UW System Student Complaint Process
UWM Complaints and Grievances Process

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.

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.

UW-Milwaukee/UW-Parkside Consortial Nursing Program

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Private Education Self-Certification Form – Instructions regarding completing the Self-Certification Form can be found here.

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.

Clery Act Information
Clery Act Policy

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County and Waukesha

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

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

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.

Graduate Placement Information – Information about placement and types of employment obtained by graduates.

Graduate and Professional Education – Information on types of graduate and professional education in which graduates enroll.

UWM Survey on Where UWM Bachelor’s Graduates Enroll in Graduate and Professional Programs
National Clearinghouse Information on Where UWM Bachelor’s Graduates Enroll in Graduate and Professional Programs

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.

2017 EADA Report
2018 EADA Report

Materials Used in Recruitment – Information provided to prospective students that may include job placement rates, licensure rates, salary information, etc.

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.

Teacher Preparation Program Report 2015-2016 
Teacher Preparation Program Report 2016-2017

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.

Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know- Act) per College Navigator
Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know-Act) per IPEDS Data Feedback Report – See Figure 13