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Financial Aid

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed Miami as one of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2014. Ranking 54 nationally, 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 deadline to file the FAFSA for new first-year students is February 15. 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.

All students who apply for admission by February 1 and are admitted to Miami University are automatically considered for the many general scholarships we award to incoming freshmen; no separate application is required. Priority scholarship consideration is given to those students applying by December 1. Most scholarship recipients have scored 26 or better on the ACT or 1170 or better on the SAT CR&M and have a minimum 3.50 GPA (4.0 scale).

Scholarships range from $1,000 to full tuition. Most are multiple-year scholarships that may be renewed with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. While all scholarships are based on academic merit, some scholarships also require financial need. For these scholarships, your financial need may influence both your ability to receive a scholarship and the amount of the award. We determine whether or not a student has financial need based on the results of the FAFSA.

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