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A great education should also be an affordable one, and 80% of our students receive financial aid — usually in a combination of scholarships, loans, grants and work-study.

To apply for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as Oct. 1 for maximum financial aid consideration. Our Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices use the FAFSA results to determine what kind of aid you’re eligible to receive.

As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023.

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Scholarship Opportunities

UWM awards nearly $22 million in student scholarships annually.
Visit the Panther Scholarship Portal to learn more.

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Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship
for incoming freshmen

This scholarship is offered in varying amounts to students with at least a 3.4 high school GPA (unweighted). The Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship is renewable for up to four years, resulting in $2,000–$6,000 total in award amount received. Qualifying students receive this scholarship automatically upon full-time enrollment and are notified of their award after they’re admitted. No scholarship application is required!

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Full-ride scholarships to increase
diversity in tech education

The Anu and Satya Nadella Scholarship is for freshmen from Milwaukee high schools who are pursuing degrees in computer science, data science and information technology. They are part of a $2 million gift from UWM computer science alumnus and Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella and Anu Nadella. They seek to create new opportunities for students from Milwaukee’s underserved communities.

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Scholarships to expand the health care workforce and strengthen diversity

The Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship is for freshmen pursuing health-related academic programs such as biomedical sciences, health care administration, nursing, nutrition, public health and social work. The scholarship fund is provided thanks to a $6 million gift from Froedtert Hospital to expand the health care workforce and strengthen diversity.

Milwaukee High School Student Scholarships

UWM is committed to students who attend a public or private high school in the City of Milwaukee.

Students from Milwaukee are eligible for numerous signature scholarship programs offered by UWM, and stacking applications and support from these programs and those offered by our partners can often help students assemble their own “full ride” that can pay all direct costs charged by the university.

Milwaukee Advantage Program

Illinois and Minnesota students are eligible to receive an additional $1,000 award each year through the Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP).

The award is renewable each year for students who maintain good academic standing and are continuously enrolled full-time at the Main Campus with no withdrawals or breaks between consecutive fall and spring semesters.

Other Sources for Financial Assistance


Grants

A grant is generally based on financial need and does not have to be repaid. UWM offers need-based grants that can be paired with other awards to further reduce costs. To qualify, students should complete and submit the FAFSA.

Student Loans

Student loans are federal and private funds that must be repaid at a later date. In order to qualify for federal loan funding, submit the FAFSA.

Work-Study

Federal work-study provides part-time employment to degree-seeking students with financial need. Federal work-study funds are limited, so students seeking employment are encouraged to look for jobs posted on Handshake.

Amazon Career Choice

The Career Choice collaboration offers hourly Amazon employees in Wisconsin support to pursue a UWM undergraduate degree or certificate. Learn more about the Amazon Career Choice Program.

UWM Tuition and Fees for 2022-23

AssociateBachelor’s
Tuition$5,164$9,610
Housingn/a$6,706
Meal Plann/a$4,190
Books$800$800
Estimated Total:$5,964$21,306
UWM Online cost information

UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County (associate degree programs) cost information
Undergraduate
Tuition $13,656
Housing$6,706
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Milwaukee Advantage Program – $1,000
Estimated Total:$24,352
UWM Online cost information
Undergraduate
Tuition
Minnesota–Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity special rate
$13,938
Housing$6,706
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Milwaukee Advantage Program – $1,000
Estimated Total:$24,634
UWM Online cost information
Undergraduate
Tuition
Midwest Student Exchange Program reduced rate
$13,656
Housing$6,706
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Estimated Total:$25,352
UWM Online cost information

Undergraduate
Tuition$21,474
Housing$6,706
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Estimated Total:$33,170
UWM Online cost information