UWM is cost-competitive even for out-of-state applicants and particularly if you are applying as a student from a state participating in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Check UWM’s tuition rate schedules for the most up-to-date information. Also, to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition rates, check here for how residency is determined.
You can apply for financial aid (including filing your FAFSA) through the UWM financial aid site. A number of scholarships are available for students as well; apply for these via the UWM Scholarship Portal. Additional sources of funding are available to graduate students in the form of fellowships, travel awards, and teaching assistantships.