Disbursements

All scholarships and grants on your Financial Aid Award Notice will be accepted automatically and applied to your account unless you notify the One Stop in writing to the contrary.

Upon your acceptance, Federal loans will pay to your account in accordance with federal regulations and Miami's disbursement schedule.

If your aid has disbursed prior to the beginning of school and you have received a refund via check or a direct deposit for the excess financial aid, you can use those funds to buy your books. Charge privileges are only available at an on-campus bookstore during the first week of school. Contact the One Stop to determine if you are eligible.

Book Vouchers

Book vouchers allow you to use your financial aid to purchase your books. The funds are credited to your Student ID Card and the purchases you make using this voucher are added to your bursar account and will be paid by your pending financial aid.

Miami issues book vouchers each term to Regional students with less than 16 earned credit hours at Miami. Oxford students are eligible for the book voucher during winter term. To be eligible for the voucher, all financial aid requirements must be completed and the student’s financial aid must exceed their bill. 

Book vouchers can only be used through Miami’s Online Textbook Source. The book voucher amount is based on the number of credit hours you are enrolled. Contact the One Stop to determine if you are eligible.

Disbursement Dates

2022-2023
Term Campus Disbursement Date
Fall Oxford; Regional students with 16+ credit hours earned at Miami 8/12/2022
Fall Regional (students with less than 16 earned credit hours at Miami) 9/10/2022
Winter Oxford/Regional 1/6/2023
Spring Oxford; Regional students with 16+ credit hours earned at Miami 1/13/2023
Spring Regional (students with less than 16 earned credit hours at Miami) 2/10/2023
Summer Oxford/Regional 5/6/2023
2021-2022
Term Campus Disbursement Date
Fall Oxford; Regional students with 16+ credit hours earned at Miami 8/13/2021
Fall Regional (students with less than 16 earned credit hours at Miami) 9/11/2021
Winter Oxford/Regional 1/6/2022
Spring Oxford; Regional students with 16+ credit hours earned at Miami 1/17/2022
Spring Regional (students with less than 16 earned credit hours at Miami) 2/11/2022
Summer Oxford/Regional 5/7/2022

For other important dates, please see the One Stop dates and deadlines calendar.

Disbursement Holds

Aid disbursement may be placed on hold for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Missing verification documents
  • Missing documentation, such as your SSN card
  • Entrance counseling not completed
  • Enrolled less than full-time (full-time is 12 or more credit hours for undergraduate students)
  • Missing Master Promissory Note

Review and complete any Unsatisfied Requirements and Holds on the Home tab in Banner 9 Self Service - Financial Aid.