PhD Tuition, Fees & Aid

Funding & Support

Full-time doctoral students are eligible for research assistantships and teaching assistantships. Typical appointments are 12-month appointments, 33% (13 hours per week) in the first year, 50% (20 hours per week) thereafter, and can include a combination of research and teaching assistantships. Assistants receive monthly pay, tuition remission, and health insurance coverage based on the Graduate School Schedule. Please contact the PhD Program Director for more details.


UWM Onsite Tuition and Fee Information

(Including dissertator fees)

Tuition is determined by the UW-System Board of Regents, in the summer preceding each academic year. More information is available at the UW-System web site.


SOIS Online Fees

The 2012-2013 academic year tuition fee for one on-line 3-credit graduate course in the School of Information Studies will cost $2,280.00 ($760.00/per credit). This fee is assessed for all on-line courses regardless of your geographic location. This fee is assessed in lieu of standard UW-System tuition and campus segregated fees.

How is this fee determined?

The University of Wisconsin System online course regulations determine how this fee is structured. This amount is calculated by adding the off-campus tuition for one credit to SOIS' online fee. Over the past five years, SOIS has held the increase of this fee to under the percent applied to general tuition by the Board of Regents.

B2A: Barriers to Information Access 2011-2012 Fellowship Program

SOIS is committed to creating a diverse and active PhD program. Diversity is considerd in all its forms: race/ethnicity, physical challenge, gender/orientation minorities, etc. For the 2011-12 academic year, SOIS accepted 6 students into the IMLS-funded Barriers to Access (B2A) program, designed to better understand and eliminate barriers to information access.

For more information visit: Barriers to Information Access Program

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Assistantships & Awards

SOIS offers a variety of scholarships and awards in support of graduate student studies. For a complete list of all SOIS Graduate Scholorships and Awards and deadlines for applying, please see scholarships, assistantships, and aid.

UWM Graduate School Financial Support Resources

UWM Campus Financial Aid Resources

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