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General Bulletin 2004-2006

Fees & Expenses

Fees and Expenses

Note: All fees and charges are subject to change without notice.

Full-time Study, One Semester, Oxford Campus 2004-2005

See the Hamilton and Middletown chapter for those fees

  Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
Instructional fee $9,118.08 $3,932.16
General fee 703.08 703.08
Miami Metro fee 38.00 38.00
Total required fees* $9,859.16* $4,673.24**
2004-2005 basic room and board $3,505.00  
Data network fee (off-campus) $57.00 $57.00

* Non-Ohio residents (undergraduate) add $10.00 for out-of-state
tuition.
** Non-Ohio residents (graduate) add $5,289.60 for out-of-state
tuition.
* Ohio residents should deduct the Ohio Resident Scholarship and the Ohio Leader Scholarship.

Important: You must be covered by health and accident insurance. If you do not have insurance, please contact The Maksin Group at www.maksin.com or call 800-547-9646.

Part-time Study, One Semester, Oxford Campus 2004-2005

Part-time study is less than 12 credit hours per semester. See the Hamilton and Middletown chapter for those fees.

  Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
Instructional fee, per credit hour $759.84 $327.68
General fee, per credit hour 58.59 58.59
Miami Metro fee, per credit hour 3.50 3.50
Total per credit hour $821.93* $389.77**
Data network fee (off-campus) $57.00 $57.00

* Non-Ohio residents (undergraduate) add $10.00 for out-of-state
tuition.
** Non-Ohio residents (graduate) add $440.80 for out-of-state
tuition.
* Ohio residents should deduct the Ohio Resident Scholarship and the Ohio Leader Scholarship.

Summer Session

See the summer session catalog for fees and expenses.

Freshmen

When you are accepted, you must submit $350.00 with your housing application. This includes an admission fee ($70.00) and a university confirmation deposit ($280.00). If you attend Miami and fulfill your housing contract requirements, the confirmation deposit ($280.00) is retroactively applied toward your final term fees; you will be refunded any remaining credit.

Paying Your Fees

Fees are due before the semester begins. You must pay by the deadline printed on your bill; otherwise your schedule may be cancelled and a late payment fee will be assessed.

Late Payment, Late Registration

Late payment fee: $100.00
Late registration fee, per calendar week: $27.00

Interest Charges on Past Due Accounts

The Miami University Board of Trustees authorizes charging interest equal to the then current prime rate plus 3 percent on charges that are not paid within 90 days of the due date. Full collection costs may also be charged if it becomes necessary to send a past due account to a third party collection agent.

Financial Obligations

The Board of Trustees authorizes the Bursar to restrict any services, including release of all academic records of a student or former student (e.g., diploma and transcripts), and registration for future semesters, until any past due amount owed to the university, including, but not limited to, fees, tuition, charges, fines, and loans due to the university, is paid in full. Past due means unpaid for 60 or more days after the due date, except that an account paid with a bad check is past due on the day the check is returned from the bank. All registration-related fees are considered due on the first day of the term for which they are assessed.

Other Charges

Audit Courses

These courses are charged at the same rate as credit courses.

Automobile Registration/Parking Permits

Automobile registration requirements and parking permit fee information is available online at the Parking and Transportation Services Web site (www.muohio.edu/parking/) or at the Student Handbook Web site (www.muohio.edu/handbook/). A Student Motor Vehicle and Bicycle Regulations pamphlet, which includes a parking map, is available at the Parking Office, Campus Avenue Building, Room 15 (529-8535).

Books and Supplies

You should estimate at least $400 per semester for books and supplies. Some programs (e.g., art, music, architecture) may require you to purchase additional supplies.

Chemistry

Students taking chemistry lab courses are assessed a $15.00 nonrefundable breakage fee.

Examinations (optional)

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) $58.00 per test
Proficiency examination $28.00 per test
which includes the first credit hour; add $22.00 for each additional credit hour if you pass.

Graduation

  • Associate's, bachelor's, specialist in education, master's degrees application: $30.00
  • Thesis binding, per copy: $10.00
  • Diploma replacement charges:
    Without case $29.00
    With case $34.00
  • Doctoral students:
    Doctoral degree application (includes diploma, hood, microfilming and binding two copies of dissertation $200.00
    Additional dissertation binding $10.00

Music Lessons

  • One per week (per semester): $85.00
  • Two per week (per semester): $135.00

Miscellaneous

  • Bad check charge: $30.00
  • ID card replacement: $22.00

Special fees may be assessed for courses with unusual instructional expenses.

Refund of Charges

Questions about refunds should be directed to the Office of the Bursar.

The date when you withdraw or drop below full-time hours is the date that you officially withdraw or drop at the Office of the Registrar. If you are a freshman, see earlier in this chapter.

If you withdraw, the board cost for that semester is pro-rated to charge for all weeks that you lived in a residence hall, including the week that you withdrew. No adjustment is made for withdrawing in the last two weeks of a semester.

Dropped Courses

Drop unwanted courses. Do not assume that you will be automatically dropped for nonattendance.

If a full-time student drops below 12 semester hours within the first five days of a semester, a full refund for those hours dropped will be credited. A drop in hours after the fifth day of a semester does not create a refund.

Withdrawal from the University

If you withdraw during first or second semester, your fees will be refunded according to the following schedule.*

Withdrawal Refund
Before 5 p.m. of the 5th day of the term 100 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 8th day of the term 90 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 20th day of the term 50 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 30th day of the term 35 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 40th day of the term 25 percent
After the 40th day of the term, you will not receive a refund.  

If you withdraw during a summer session, your fees will be refunded as follows.*

Withdraw Refund
Before 5 p.m. of the 3rd day of the term 100 percent
4th through 8th day of the term 50 percent
9th through 15th day of the term 25 percent
After the 15th day of the term, you will not receive a refund.  

* When a student withraws completely from the University during a semester, the Office of Student Financial Assistance is required to calculate, using a statutory pro rata schedule, the amount of Federal Title IV financial aid the recipient has earned for the semester. This schedule is provided by the Department of Education. The amount of Title IV financial aid earned is based on the amount of time the student spent in academic attendance. The Office of the Registrar will inform The Office of Student Financial Assistance the date the student notified Miami of the intent to withdraw. This date is used to calculate aid eligibility. If you are thinking about withdrawing, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assitance for information on how it will affect your financial aid.

Qualifications for Ohio Residency Determined by The Ohio Board of Regents

Intent

It is the intent of the Ohio Board of Regents in promulgating this rule to exclude from treatment as residents, as that term is applied here, those persons who are present in the state of Ohio primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit of a state-supported education.

Definitions

For purposes of this rule:

  1. A "resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes" shall mean any person who maintains a 12-month place or places of residence in Ohio, who is qualified as a resident to vote in Ohio and receive state public assistance, and who may be subjected to tax liability under section 5747.02 of the Revised Code, provided such person has not, within the time prescribed by this rule, declared himself or herself to be or allowed himself or herself to remain a resident of any other state or nation for any of these or other purposes.
  2. "Financial support" as used in this rule, shall not include grants, scholarships, and awards from persons or entities which are not related to the recipient.
  3. An "institution of higher education" as used in this rule shall mean any university, community college, technical institute or college, general and technical college, medical college, or private medical or dental college which receives a direct subsidy from the state of Ohio.
  4. For the purpose of determining residency for tuition purposes at Ohio's state-assisted colleges and universities, "domicile" is a person's permanent place of abode; there must exist a demonstrated intent to live permanently in Ohio, and legal ability under federal and state law to reside permanently in the state. For the purpose of this policy, only one domicile may be maintained at a given time.
  5. For the purpose of determining residency for tuition purposes at Ohio's state-assisted colleges and universities, an individual's immigration status will not preclude an individual from obtaining resident status if that individual has the current legal status to remain permanently in the United States.

Residency for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes

The following persons shall be classified as residents of the state of Ohio for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

  1. A student whose spouse, or a dependent student, at least one of whose parents or legal guardian has been a resident of the state of Ohio for all other legal purposes for 12 consecutive months or more immediately preceding the enrollment of such student in an institution of higher education.
  2. A person who has been a resident of Ohio for the purpose of this rule for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding his or her enrollment in an institution of higher education and who is not receiving, and has not directly or indirectly received in the preceding 12 consecutive months, financial support from persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes.
  3. A dependent student of a parent or legal guardian, or the spouse of a person who, as of the first day of a term of enrollment, has accepted full-time, self-sustaining employment and established domicile in the state of Ohio for reasons other than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition rates. Documentation of full-time employment and domicile shall include both of the following documents:

    a. A sworn statement from the employer or the employer's representative on the letterhead of the employer or the employer's representative certifying that the parent, legal guardian, or spouse of the student is employed full-time in Ohio;

    b. A copy of the lease under which the parent, legal guardian, or spouse is the lessee and occupant of rented residential property in the state; a copy of the closing statement on residential real property located in Ohio of which the parent, legal guardian, or spouse is the owner and occupant; or if the parent, legal guardian, or spouse is not the lessee or owner of the residence in which he or she has established domicile, a letter from the owner of the residence certifying that the parent, legal guardian, or spouse resides at that residence.

Additional criteria which may be considered in determining residency may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Criteria evidencing residency:
    1. If a person is subject to tax liability under section 5747.02 of the Revised Code;
    2. If a person qualifies to vote in Ohio;
    3. If a person is eligible to receive Ohio public asistance;
    4. If a person has an Ohio driver's license and/or motor vehicle registration.
  2. Criteria evidencing lack of residency:
    1. If a person is a resident of or intends to be a resident of another state or nation for the purpose of tax liability, voting, receipt of welfare benefits, or student loan benefits (if the student qualified for that loan program by being a resident of that state or nation);
    2. If a person is a resident or intends to be a resident of another state or nation for any purpose other than tax liability, voting, or receipt of public assistance.
  3. For the purpose of determining residency for tuition surcharge purposes at Ohio's state-assisted colleges and universities, an indvidual's immigration status will not preclude an individual from obtaining resident status if that individual has the current legal status to remain permanently in the United States.

Exceptions to the General Rule of Residency

  1. A person who is living and is gainfully employed on a full-time or part-time and self-sustaining basis in Ohio and who is pursuing a part-time program of instruction at an institution of higher education shall be considered a resident of Ohio for these purposes.
  2. A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty status in the United States military service while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person's domicile.
  3. A person on active duty status in the United States military service who is stationed and resides in Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes.
  4. A person who is transferred by his employer beyond the territorial limits of the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia while a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as Ohio remains the state of such person's domicile as long as such person has fulfilled his or her tax liability to the state of Ohio for at least the tax year preceding enrollment.
  5. A person who has been employed as a migrant worker in the state of Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered a resident for these purposes provided such person has worked in Ohio at least four months during each of the three years preceding the proposed enrollment.
  6. A person who was considered a resident under this rule at the time the person started a community service position as defined under this rule, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall be considered as residents of Ohio while in service and upon completion of service in the community service position.
  7. A person who returns to the state of Ohio due to marital hardship, takes or has taken legal steps to end a marriage, and reestablishes financial dependence upon a parent or legal guardian (receives greater than 50% of his or her support from the parent or legal guardian), and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio.
  8. A person who is a member of the Ohio National Guard and who is domiciled in Ohio, and his or her spouse or dependents, shall be considered residents of Ohio while the person is in Ohio National Guard service.

Procedures

  1. A dependent person classified as a resident of Ohio for these purposes under the provisions of Section C.1. of this rule ( see Residency for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes above) and who is enrolled in an institution of higher education when his or her parents or legal guardian removes their residency from the state of Ohio shall continue to be considered a resident during continuous full-time enrollment and until his or her completion of any one academic degree program.
  2. In considering residency, removal of the student or the student's parents or legal guardian from Ohio shall not, during a period of 12 months following such removal, constitute relinquishment of Ohio residency status otherwise established under the general rule of residency stated above.
  3. For students who qualify for residency status under Section C.3. of this rule (see Residency for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes above), residency status is lost immediately if the employed person upon whom resident status was based accepts employment and establishes domicile outside Ohio less the 12 months after accepting employment and establishing domicile in Ohio.
  4. Any person once classified as a nonresident, upon the completion of 12 consecutive months of residency, must apply to the institution he or she attends for reclassification as a resident of Ohio for these purposes if such person in fact wants to be reclassified as a resident. Should such person present clear and convincing proof that no part of his or her financial support is, or in the preceding 12 consecutive months has been, provided directly or indirectly by persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes, such person shall be reclassified as a resident. Evidentiary determinations under this rule shall be made by the institution which may require, among other things, the submission of documentation regarding the sources of a student's actual financial support.
  5. Any reclassification of a person who was once classified as a nonresident for these purposes shall have prospective application only from the date of such reclassification.
  6. Any institution of higher education charged with reporting student enrollment to the Ohio Board of Regents for state subsidy purposes and assessing the tuition surcharge shall provide individual students with a fair and adequate opportunity to present proof of his or her Ohio residency for purposes of this rule. Such an institution may require the submission of affidavits and other documentary evidence which it may deem necessary to a full and complete determination under this rule.

Students who wish to appeal or change their classification as a nonresident must complete and file a Resident Classification for Tuition Purposes. Because requests for Ohio residency must be approved prior to the first day of classes of the academic term reclassification is desired, this form and all required documentation must be submitted by the following deadline dates. Retroactive residency determinations cannot be made for tuition surcharge purposes.

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: December 15
  • Summer Semester: May 1

Students classified as nonresidents at the time of their admission to Miami University and qualify as residents may appeal the classification to the Director of Admissions or appropriate admitting officer.

Matriculated students classified as non-resident students and who qualify as residents may appeal the classification to the Office of the University Registrar. Regional Campus students should contact their Regional Campus.

Any student denied classification or reclassification may appeal the denial to the Residency Appeals Committee by submitting a written request to the office that reviewed their Request for Resident Classification for Tuition Purposes within 14 calendar days of their denial notification.


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