Financial Aid

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Financial Aid refers to any number of ways to help finance your education. It can include scholarships, grants, and loans.

Miami was listed in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for a reason. As an original Public Ivy, Miami provides an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price with an exceptional return on education investment. Additionally, we are committed to helping our students make their valuable education as affordable as possible.

Miami awards merit and need-based scholarships, and even more scholarships are available from outside sources. Some of our scholarships are competitive, others are awarded to students who meet minimum income or academic eligibility requirements.

67% of Fall 2016 First-Year Students are receiving a Scholarship or Grant


Need-based financial aid and scholarships are available through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the Priority I Deadline and no later than the Priority II Deadline. Miami's Federal School Code is 003077.

Miami's Tuition Promis Badge

Our four year guaranteed tuition plan will hold cost constant over the four years of your Miami experience.

Tuition and Fees »

We are committed to making your Miami experience affordable.

Miami Access Initiative »

Provides access to Ohio students from families with incomes of $35,000 or less by meeting the cost of tuition and fees. Enrolling students will become Miami Access Fellows, and will receive financial and programmatic support throughout their Miami experience.

Payment Plans »

Miami offers payment plans that allow families to budget each semester’s bill over a period of three or four months. Families incur a nominal enrollment fee, but no interest charges. Enrollment in payment plans does not require a credit check.

Kiplinger's listed Miami as one of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2017.

Kiplinger's ranking

Per surveys and national data, 95.5% of 2014-2015 graduates were employed or continuing their education by Fall 2015.

95.5% ranking

Miami's four-year graduation rate ranks 20th among public universities in the United States

20th ranking

The Princeton Review recognized Miami in its 2016 book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Most Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

Pay back ranking