What kinds of part-time jobs are available, and how do I apply for them?
Many students work on campus in such areas as office clerical work, food service, library services, and recreational sports. Others are employed by Oxford businesses. Regardless of the type of job you're interested in, the Department of Human Resources (located 15 Roudebush Hall) provides employment information that can help you start your search. Among other services, this department coordinates all student employment and maintains a listing of current job openings.
How hard is it to get a scholarship?
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. In addition to multicultural and need-based scholarships, Miami awards merit scholarships, which are most frequently awarded to recipients that have scored 26 or better on the ACT (1170 or better on the SAT CR&M), have a minimum 3.70 g.p.a. (4.0 scale), and demonstrated rigorous corsework throughout high school. To be considered for all need-based scholarships, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. If you have questions, visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance. You can contact them by email or phone at 513-529-8734.
Do I need to carry money for campus purchases? Does Miami use a debit-card/one-card system?
Your Miami student ID card does it all! Two separate debit account systems allow you to make a wide variety of purchases (both on campus and off) without carrying ATM cards, credit cards, or cash:
Balances automatically carry over from one semester to the next, and deposits can be made by phone, by mail, or online.
Can I do banking in Oxford?
Many banks have full-service offices in Oxford. During the first week of classes, representatives have information tables set up in the Shriver Center. Miami also has a student-run full-service credit union, First Miami. First Miami offers credit cards, CDs, debit cards, ATM cards, savings and checking accounts, and loans. One of only two credit unions of its kind in the country, First Miami offers fees and service charges that remain competitive with other financial institutions and prides itself in educating and supporting members in all aspects of financial management.