Scholarships and Grants for Graduate Students

Helpful information about financial aid guidelines for graduate students is below. For more detailed information about financial aid, visit Funding Opportunities.

Ohio TEAM Scholarship

In partnership with Ohio's K–12 educators and in recognition of the important contribution they provide to the citizens of our state, Miami University offers the Ohio Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) Scholarship. This scholarship significantly lowers the cost of professional development and/or earning a graduate degree by providing a 50% reduction in the instructional, general, technology, and Metro (bus) fees.

To be eligible, the student must be an educator who is a full-time teacher or administrator in an Ohio school, holds a professional license or certificate issued by the State of Ohio, is a resident of Ohio, and the degree or course being taken must be part of the educator's approved professional development plan.  The College of Education, Health & Society offers a number of graduate programscertificatesendorsements and other professional development opportunities.

Please note; students eligible for the Staff Waiver cannot also utilize the TEAM Scholarship.

If you would like to take graduate-level courses but do not intend to pursue a graduate degree, you can apply for admission using "continuing non-degree graduate" status. After you are admitted, you can earn an unlimited number of graduate hours within an indefinite period of time. 

Applying for the Ohio TEAM Scholarship

To receive the Ohio TEAM Scholarship, you must first apply and be accepted to the Graduate School, even if you are enrolling only for workshop credits.

When submitting your TEAM Scholarship application, you will need to include your Ohio teaching license or certificate and your teaching contract for the year you are applying. Do not submit any original documents as they cannot be returned.

Your TEAM Scholarship Application is good for one academic year - fall semester through summer sessions. TEAM Scholarship Applications must be received by the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to your first day of enrollment.

NOTE: Students enrolled in the following Market Driven Tuition programs are not eligible for the TEAM scholarship:

  • Aging Entrepreneurship
  • Analytics
  • Bermuda - Special Education Online Hybrid Program (SEOH)
  • Craftsummer
  • eCampus Degrees
  • Educational Psychology International Cooperative Program (EPIC)
  • Experience Design MFA
  • Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing
  • Ohio Writing Project
  • Professional MBA Program
  • Project Dragonfly (MAT in Biological Sciences; MA in Biology with AIP or GFP tracks and Web)
  • Wright State University and Miami University Collaborative


Grants are financial aid awards that do not need to be repaid. Because these awards vary with each area of study, check with the Graduate School or your program for specific information.

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant is a federal program that awards up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.