Administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance, scholarship programs are designed to recognize outstanding undergraduates demonstrating high scholastic aptitude and attainment. While all scholarships are based on academic merit, some scholarships also have financial need as a requirement.

Students cannot receive a combination of aid, including loans, grants, federal work-study, and scholarships, which exceeds their cost of attendance. If the total amount of financial aid exceeds the cost of attendance, the amount of aid will be reduced.

All accepted first-year students are automatically considered for all available university scholarships. No separate scholarship application is required. Those students filing the FAFSA by the February 15 deadline will also be considered for need-based scholarships. Scholarship award determinations will be based on official testing and high school transcript information received by Miami University as of March 1.

Current Miami students will be considered for the various donor and departmental scholarships available for the following year. To also be considered for need-based scholarships, returning students must complete the FAFSA by the March 15 deadline. We will automatically make award determinations by reviewing a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) and the specific eligibility criteria required for each scholarship. Scholarships are awarded within the limits of available funds. No separate scholarship application is required. Returning students will receive scholarship award notifications prior to July 1.

Renewable scholarships are available for new domestic transfer students who have demonstrated academic merit and significant need. A student must have submitted a FAFSA and also have the scholarship GPA based on 12 or more credit hours from an accredited school. For Miami transfer scholarship requirements, please see Students enrolled less than full-time, attending the regional campuses, or that have a previous Bachelor's degree are not eligible.

For additional scholarship information, see

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