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A great education should also be an affordable one, and 75% 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 Department uses the FAFSA results to determine what kind of aid you’re eligible to receive.

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Scholarships and Other Sources of Financial Assistance

New for Fall 2021!

Incoming freshmen are now eligible for the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.

This scholarship is offered in varying amounts to students with at least a 3.4 GPA (unweighted). As long as students remain in good academic standing, Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships are 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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Scholarships

UWM awarded students more than $20 million in scholarships in 2019-20. UWM’s schools and colleges offer a range of scholarships to students as well. Go to UWM’s Panther Scholarship Portal to learn more.

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 cost. To qualify, students should fill out 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. As federal work-study funds are limited, students seeking employment are encouraged to look for jobs posted on Handshake.

UWM Tuition and Fees for 2020-21

AssociateBachelor’s
Tuition$5,163$9,610
Housingn/a$6,542
Meal Plann/a$4,190
Books$800$800
Estimated Total:$5,963$21,142
UWM Online cost information

UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County (associate degree programs) cost information

Undergraduate
Tuition $13,655
Housing$6,542
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Milwaukee Advantage Program – $1,000
Estimated Total:$24,187
UWM Online cost information
Undergraduate
Tuition
Minnesota–Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity special rate
$13,939
Housing$6,542
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Milwaukee Advantage Program – $1,000
Estimated Total:$24,471
UWM Online cost information
Undergraduate
Tuition
Midwest Student Exchange Program reduced rate
$13,655
Housing$6,542
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Estimated Total:$25,187
UWM Online cost information

Undergraduate
Tuition$21,475
Housing$6,542
Meal Plan$4,190
Books$800
Estimated Total:$33,007
UWM Online cost information