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    Student Resources

    UW-Whitewater Online is committed to providing an inclusive and collaborative online learning environment. From application through graduation and all the incredible experiences in between, we are here to help you succeed. Information on frequently used support resources is provided below.

    Each student is assigned an academic adviser who will help them understand their program plan and academic requirements, register for classes, and connect with other support resources as needed.

    Year after year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ranks highly on Best for Vets and Military-Friendly lists. Our outstanding support services are dedicated to accommodating veterans and assisting with military education benefits. Whether you take courses online or on campus, tuition is usually covered 100 percent.  

    The Veterans Benefits Coordinator provides benefit and education counseling, program information, referral to various agencies, and certifies eligible students to receive education benefits under various state and federal programs while maintaining a congenial working relationship with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies serving veterans.

    See UW-Whitewater Veteran Resources for more information.

    Students at UW-Whitewater, whether online or on campus, receive expert guidance from career counselors. The Career and Leadership Development office works with students at all levels to help them navigate the job search process. Career advising services include resume review, interview preparation, mock interview practice, job fair information, and job search strategies.

    Students also have access to Handshake, an easy-to-use job and internship search tool where alumni and employers post positions available to UW-Whitewater students and alumni. Handshake lists opportunities available on- and off-campus and in locations across the United States.

    UW-Whitewater provides a number of sources of financial assistance.

    The Financial Aid office has information on loans, scholarships and grants. Additionally, because life presents unexpected challenges, the university's Warhawk Emergency Fund has been established to help students at risk of dropping out due to financial emergencies. The Financial Literacy Center provides resources, tools and confidential financial coaching at no cost to students.

    UW-Whitewater also provides a number of sources of Graduate Financial Assistance for graduate students. All application forms for financial assistance must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies. 

    The Andersen Library offers research and library services for all UW-Whitewater students. The idea of completing a research paper with proper citations might be an intimidating prospect, but academic librarians are available to provide library and research assistance via 24/7 chat and email. The library also has online tutorials and videos to help you plan your research strategy, assess the credibility of different information sources, and synthesize your research. You will have free access to Research@UWW, research databases, and research and citation guides. Library staff can also provide a critical evaluation of potential information sources, and help you evaluate the ethical use of information.

    Tutoring is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Tutors can also review papers prior to submission.

    The Information Technology Services (ITS) department is committed to providing the best technological experience for the entire UW-Whitewater community. You can review some of the Student Technology Resources available through ITS.

    The Technology Support Center Helpdesk (TSC) is available if you experience technical issues. TSC staff can provide support for many computer hardware and software issues.

    In addition, UW-Whitewater students may download MS Office and Symantec Antivirus for free through the 4U savings program. Students can also take advantage of hardware discounts and other savings opportunities.

    As a student, you also have access to Canvas 24/7 support available via phone, online chat, or e-mail for any questions related to our online learning management platform.