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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.
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 3.70 g.p.a. (4.0 scale). In 2011–2012, 76 percent of admitted first-year students were offered an academic or need-based scholarship or university grant.
Scholarships range from $1000 to full tuition and fees. Most are multiple-year scholarships that may be renewed with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. 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 online or contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance by email or phone at 513-529-8734.