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University Merit Scholarships

Miami University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically accomplished first-year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2016. The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility — no additional form is required.

Ranges of Merit Scholarships
ACT/
SAT (CR+M) SCORE*
HIGH SCHOOL GPA** ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP RANGE*** NON RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP RANGE***
32+/
1400+
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework $24,000–$48,000
(Half to full tuition per year)
$56,000–$112,000
(Half to full tuition per year)
30-31/
1330–1390
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework $20,000-$40,000
($5,000–$10,000 per year)
$28,000–$60,000
($7,000–$15,000 per year)
28-29/
1250–1320
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework $8,000–$28,000
($2,000–$7,000 per year)
$16,000–$44,000
($4,000–$11,000 per year)
26-27/
1170–1240
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework Up to $8,000
(Up to $2,000 per year)
Up to $16,000
(Up to $4,000 per year)
Applicants not meeting the above criteria will be considered for a full range of merit and need-based scholarships ranging up to full tuition annually. Award amounts may be determined by additional factors including diversity, audition, portfolio, intended area of interest, and athletic ability.

Miami University merit scholarships are highly competitive and, thus, not guaranteed. The academic qualifications determining scholarship awards are dependent on the strength of the applicant pool. Priority consideration will be given to students completing all application requirements by December 1, 2015.

Scholarship offers and award amounts will be determined by a holistic review of the application for admission and thorough evaluation of academic indicators, including (but not limited to) rigor of coursework, high school GPA, and standardized test scores. Award determination will be based on the official testing and high school transcript information received by Miami University at the time of application.

Scholarships are automatically renewed for four years, provided the student maintains the academic requirements as stipulated in the financial aid award letter.

Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. Students wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit their FAFSA by the priority deadline of February 15, 2016.

*No preference is given for ACT or SAT; Miami superscores, using the highest test scores submitted for admission and scholarship consideration. For ACT, the highest scores for each subtest from different exams will determine a combined highest composite score; for SAT, the best Critical Reading and Math subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score.

**Based on a 4.00 scale

***Based on 2014-2015 cost of tuition.