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Finances

The following offices assist students and families before and during matriculation at MIAD.

Registrar’s Office

The Office of the Registrar provides students with:

  • Course enrollment assistance
  • Enrollment deadlines
  • Tuition adjustment/refund deadlines
  • Official transcripts
  • Enrollment verifications
  • Diploma
  • Grade reports
  • Information regarding the release and withholding of private information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), information on residency for tuition purposes, veterans services and more.

Contact:
Jean Weimer, Registrar; Room RL-45D, 414‑847‑3272, jeanweimer@miad.edu.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office:

  • Counsels and advises student and parents on financing options
  • Processes FAFSA applications for financial aid
  • Determines students’ eligibility for financial aid
  • Disburses financial aid into student accounts in Business Office
  • Adjusts financial aid awards due to a change in family circumstances

Contact:
Carol Masse, Executive Director of Financial Aid; Room RL-10B, 414‑847‑3270, carolmasse@miad.edu.

Business Office

The Business Office:

  • Sends student tuition and fee bills
  • Advises students and parents on payment plan options
  • Responds to students’ questions regarding accounts
  • Receives and processes tuition and fee payments to student accounts
  • Authorizes and distributes tuition and fee refund checks
  • Monitors students’ payment process to ensure deadlines are met and assesses late payment fees on past due accounts

Contact:
The Business Office, 414‑847‑3232, kellyberes@miad.edu.

News

MIAD student work highlights Unfinished Legacy

Unfinished Legacy, a brand started by Milwaukee artist Brema Brema, enjoyed a promotional video created by current Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design senior Hannah Davis for her Digital Media: Video Production elective course in fall 2022. The semester-long project culminated in a three-minute video and three shorter clips advertising the brand.

Two MIAD alumni featured in Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), located in West Bend, has announced its “Ten at Ten” exhibition celebrating the work of ten emerging artists for the tenth anniversary in its new Mothership building. Two MIAD alumni, Lindsey Yeager ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts & Illustration) and Eduardo Zavala ’22 (NSP: Fine Arts), were selected to show work at the exhibition.

“Girl Hero” creator, MIAD alum, on art and subversion

During her final year at MIAD, Zachary Ochoa’s senior thesis was majorly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ochoa ’20 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) bounced back by creating a fantastical universe of paintings featuring Girl Hero, a trans Mickey Mouse-esque warrior.

Milwaukee sculpture business tapped for NBA trophy

Milwaukee is fast becoming a national hotspot for basketball. Not only is the city home to NBA champions the Milwaukee Bucks, it recently played a pivotal role in creating the newly designed Michael Jordan Trophy, awarded to the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player of the year. Milwaukee’s Vanguard Sculpture Services, the “best fine art foundry on planet Earth,” according to their website, poured and cast the final trophy.

Design Internship approved for NEA grant

Milwaukee high schoolers are getting a head start on their creative careers through the Design Internship at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. The free, year-long program was recently approved for a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to expand the program for 2023-2024.