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FAQs

When will I find out where I'm living?

When we receive your $425 deposit and your Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract by the date listed in your acceptance letter, space will be reserved for you in a university residence hall. Your housing assignment will be emailed to your Miami University email account in late December. The email will include:

  • Your resident hall assignment
  • Arrival information
  • Information about accessing your MyCard Account, where you will learn about your roommate, meal plan information, and much more.

Assignments are made by the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services. If you have questions about housing or meal plans or want a printed copy of the contract, please email housingandmeals@MiamiOH.edu or call 513-529-5000.

When will I receive information about scholarships and financial aid?

First-year students admitted for spring semester will receive award notifications following your admittance. To be considered for need-based aid, you must submit a FAFSA. If you have not submitted a FAFSA, complete one online using Miami’s federal school code (003077). If you have questions about need-based financial aid or merit-based scholarships, please call the One Stop for Student Success Services at 513-529-0001 or go to their website

How will I register for my classes?

January Orientation, for first-year students and their families, is a one-and-a-half day program that helps new students learn about academic and co-curricular life at Miami, meet other new students, learn about campus resources, receive academic advising, and register for spring semester classes. Register online. If you are unable to attend January Orientation, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 513-529-9771 or orientation@MiamiOH.edu.

What are the fees and charges and how will I be billed?

You can find updated tuition and fee information online. If you register for classes on time, the Office of the Bursar will send an eBill notification to your Miami email address. Students who register after our billing dates will view their fees on myMiami, My Bill and Aid tab, after registration.

Will I need a computer?

Yes, Miami strongly recommends that you bring a computer for both academic and social life. If you’re buying a new computer, consider purchasing a laptop through the Miami Notebook program. These laptops are designed and configured to make the most your Miami experience and include unbeatable service and support.

When should I plan to arrive on campus?

Classes begin Monday, January 26.  All students should arrive on the morning of January 22 to attend January Orientation.  Residence hall check-in will be available that morning, and the Orientation program begins in the afternoon.

I have more questions! Who should I call?

The Office of Admission will be happy to answer your questions or refer you to the appropriate office. Please give us a call at 513-529-2531 or find your admission representative.