The University of Wisconsin-Madison is required by law to make available to enrolled and prospective students and their parents certain information about its operations. Such information pertains to: (1) general institutional operation, (2) financial aid, (3) general completion and graduation rates, (4) annual security report, (5) completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and (6) athletic program participation rates and financial support.
To meet the requirement, information for the University of Wisconsin-Madison is provided below. Website addresses are specified for all information items, as well as telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the university officials who can respond to questions or information requests in their specific areas.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison can provide hard copies of any of the information displayed on the listed websites below upon request.
- Academic Programs
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been continuously accredited since 1913. Every ten years the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conducts a comprehensive review of the university. UW–Madison’s next comprehensive review site visit will be March 25–26, 2019.
Alcohol Use Policies & Resources
Chancellor’s Advisory Group on Alcohol & Other Drugs – https://students.wisc.edu/alcoholinfo/philosophy.html#policygroup
- Application Forms for Financial Aid Eligibility
- Applying for Financial Aid
Athletics - Student Participation Rates & Financial Support Data
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics does several reports on this data. For a copy of the report sent to the NCAA please contact the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Office.
For a copy of the report sent to The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) please visit https://ope.ed.gov/athletics/#/
Bi-annual/Annual Review of Campus Alcohol Policy
Division of Student Life
Code of Conduct - Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders
UW System institutions and employees are committed to providing assistance in an objective, fair, clear, and understandable manner. UW institutions and employees have responsibilities to students and their families who use their professional services, as well as a continuing obligation to maintain the public’s confidence.
In order to assure students, their families, and the public that UW institutions and employees continue serving the students’ best interests, the UW System Policy on Institutional and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders has been developed. This Policy should be viewed as supplemental to, rather than superseding, other applicable state or federal laws and regulations.
UW-Madison wants you to have the best educational experience in your time as a student here. In most cases, situations can be resolved by using the UW-Madison appeal process.
Office of the Dean of Students
If you experience a problem, or have a concern or complaint, you may inform any staff member and expect prompt assistance. The University of Wisconsin-Madison desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an efficient, fair and amicable manner. Complaints regarding any aspect of University of Wisconsin-Madison operations will receive prompt attention when filed directly with University of Wisconsin-Madison authorities.
If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the University of Wisconsin System Administration. The website is: UW System Complaint Form
If you live outside of Wisconsin, you can file a complaint in the state where you reside by using this state’s contact information located at http://www.sheeo.org .
FERPA & Student Records
University Health Services – Health Info Management
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Each educational institution which receives Federal funds is required by law to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
- Cost of Attendance
- Credit Policy - Study Abroad
- Credit Policy - Transfer & Dual
The primary purpose of the Data Digest is to provide comprehensive quantitative information on the major dimensions of the university including office numbers regarding students, faculty staff, and budgets.
- Determination of Financial Need
- Disability Resources
- Disbursement of Financial Aid
- Distance Learning
Drug & Alcohol Programs
University Health Services
UW-Madison: Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (2012)
UW-Madison: Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1989
- Eligibility for Financial Aid
- Employment: Information on Federal Work Study
- Employment Placement
Enrollment Statistics (Student Body Diversity)
Office of the Registrar
- Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Financial Aid Programs
- Gainful Employment & Graduate Certificate Programs
- Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletic-specific Aid
Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically-Related Aid
Retention and Graduation Rates for Student Athletes
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Report on Graduation Success Rates of Athletes. Search for Division I Graduation Success Rates on the top of the ride side of the web page.
Higher Education Opportunity Act Disclosures
The following document provides information that complies with the requirements of the Higher Education Act, as amended, and the implementing regulations.
- Ineligibility due to Drug-related Conviction
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect
Notification language for students under the age of 18:
Please be aware that UW-Madison employees are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. If you reveal that you (if you are under 18 years old) are, or another minor is, currently being abused or neglected or has been threatened with abuse or neglect, we may have to report that information to law enforcement or to County Child Protective Services.
- National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Peer to Peer File Sharing Policy
Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
Policies Governing the Handling of Student Records
Department of Athletic Compliance
Associate Director for Compliance
University of Wisconsin-Madison Homepage
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
Office of Student Financial Aid
- Relationship & Sexual Violence
- Retention/Degree/Graduation Reports
- Return of Federal Financial Aid
- Rights & Responsibilities
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
- Security Policies, Crime & Fire Statistics
- Study Abroad & Federal Financial Aid
Office of the Registrar
Transfer and Dual Credit
Office of Admissions
The University of Wisconsin-Madison does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s compliance with implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact one of the following:
Office of Equity & Diversity
Teacher Education Program
School of Education
University Health Services
Voter Registration Requirements
Office of the Registrar