Prospective Students Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

Prospective Students Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering help with admissions and in-state tuition to Puerto Rican students affected by Hurricane Maria and other out-of-state students affected by recent natural disasters.

UWM  is providing assistance to these prospective students, recognizing that power outages have made routine transactions, such as obtaining high school or college transcripts, difficult or even impossible.

Puerto Rican and other out-of-state students, who have been affected by recent natural disasters and applying for admission to UWM for the spring 2018 semester, can apply for a tuition reduction through an established process for students facing extenuating circumstances. If granted, the reduction would cover the non-resident portion of their tuition, giving them in-state tuition for the spring 2018 semester. Students would need to obtain bona fide Wisconsin residency or submit an appeal to determine eligibility for in-state tuition for future semesters.

Admissions officers will review students’ online applications and any academic records they can provide. They also will look at previous years’ financial aid records help determine year in school and additional aid eligibility.  Application fee waivers will also be provided.

If students can’t provide official academic records, admissions officers may consider unofficial transcripts, test scores or other documents. They also may use placement testing and individual interviews to help in admission and registration decisions.

Students affected by these disasters can receive more information regarding disaster relief assistance by filling out the form below and an advisor will be in contact with you.  If you’d prefer to call or connect through social media or email, go to uwm.edu/contact and refer to UWM’s Natural Disaster Admissions Relief program in your inquiry.

We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to those affected, and stand in strong support as the rebuilding of lives and communities continues.

UWM Emergency Grant

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s emergency aid program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

Students can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, childcare, food, etc.).

Students also can stop by the Dean of Students Office in Union 345 to learn more and apply.


Give to the UWM Forward Scholars Student Emergency Fund (6020).

Please consider making a contribution to the Emergency Fund. Any size contribution is welcome as this is truly a community effort.

To make a contribution go to givetouwm.uwmfdn.org In the Designation box, click “other” and enter “UWM Fund 6020.” All of your contributions will go directly to the student emergency grant.

Fall 2017 Withdraw Deadline

Dear Students:

Please read carefully…

This is a reminder that the deadline to withdraw from any regular 15-week class is next Tuesday, October 31st. Due to the PAWS upgrade happening at the end of this week, the deadline was extended. After October 31st, you will not be able to drop any classes. If you are struggling in a class right now and do not think you will earn a passing grade, it is best to withdraw and get a ‘W’ on your transcript than to fail and get an ‘F.’ Dropping a course will not result in any extra fees or costs if you remain enrolled in at least one class.

If you decide to drop all your courses, you should consult with Financial Aid (414-229-4541) and the Bursar Office (414-229-4914) prior as there will be a cost associated with dropping all your courses.

* After this date, drops and withdrawals require the signature of the instructor and the school/college advising office or student services.

** Term withdrawal fee only applies if all classes are dropped and a term withdrawal is processed.

*** You may be required to repay all or a portion of financial aid if you withdraw, are academically canceled, or stop attending all of your classes prior to completing over 60% of the semester. Contact the Department of Financial Aid (finaid@uwm.edu) for more information

Panther Foundations For Success: Internship Development Program

Panther Foundations For Success: Internship Development Program for BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, MATH/STATISTICS, ECONOMICS & IST MAJORS AND INTENDED-

DEADLINE APPLICATION – OCTOBER 13TH

Here is a  wonderful opportunity to apply for an Internship Opportunity with one of the following Corporate Partners of the Panther Foundations for Success:  Internship Development Program:  Rockwell Automation, Harley-Davidson, Direct Supply, ManpowerGroup, UMB Funds Services, and Associated Bank. YOU MUST BE ENROLLED IN CLASSES FALL 2018 AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TO QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM.  

  • Rockwell and Harley-Davidson are looking for Business and Engineering Students, as well as intended
  • Direct Supply, ManpowerGroup and UMB Fund Services are recruiting for Business Majors and intended
  • Associated Bank, are newest corporate partner is recruiting for Business, Engineer, Economics, Math/Statistics and Information Science Technology (SOIS) majors and intended.

The Panther Foundations for Success program is designed to better prepare you for the transition into the workplace by developing soft skills and provide you with a relevant potential internship opportunity that will compliment your academic learning. The networking exposure with well-known global companies that is provided will set you apart from your peers as you progress towards your graduation date.

The PFS program is designed to provide you with further development and education in the areas of:-

  • Diversity in the workplace and why it is important
  • Strategies to strengthen your communication skills in professional settings
  • How to handle yourself with confidence in a professional setting
  • The power of emotional intelligence and the capacity to reason and analyze emotional information
  • How to construct a strong resume to stand out among the crowd
  • Insight into opportunities available in the corporate environment within your desired major with corporate site visits
  • And …. An Internship!!!

There will be an Information Table at the following Career Fairs:

ALL MAJORS CAREER FAIR, OCTOBER 5, 2017 FROM 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Please see attachment for additional information and the application. (PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION VIA E-MAIL) The website for the Panther Foundations for Success: Internship Development is www.uwm.edu/panther-success.

Study Abroad Info Session – October 4th

Have you ever dreamed of studying abroad? But don’t know where to start? Come to a study abroad info session and learn how to get started! You will also get to hear from past students and their experiences!

When: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Where: Roberto Hernández Center, Bolton 183
Presenter: Yomarie Castellano (Student Service Coordinator at the UWM Study Abroad Office)