Financial Aid

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed Miami as one of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2017. Miami has appeared on the list since it was first published in 1998. 

The first step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for all need-based financial aid including grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study. Miami's Priority II Deadline to file the FAFSA for new first-year students is February 1. Please note that international students are typically not eligible for need-based financial aid at Miami University and do not need to complete the FAFSA unless specifically instructed to do so.

Priority consideration for admission, merit scholarships, and selection for the University Academic Scholars Program, University Honors Program, and other competitive admission programs will be given to students completing all admission application requirements by December 1, 2018.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to full tuition. Most are multiple-year scholarships that may be renewed annually with qualifying GPA; specific requirements for scholarship renewals will be outlined in students’ financial aid award letters. While most scholarships are based on academic merit, some scholarships also require financial need. For these scholarships, financial need may influence both ability to receive a scholarship and the amount of the award. Student financial need based is determined by the FAFSA.

You can find more financial aid information for first-year (high school) students via the One Stop by visiting One Stop, sending an email to, or calling 513-529-0001.