When do I get my summer scholarship?
If you qualify, you will receive a $900 payment on June 30th, and a $900 payment on July 31st. Contact your department to determine if you are eligible to receive the summer scholarship.
What do I have to do to receive the summer scholarship?
Contact your academic advisor or your department's graduate program director or chair to determine what you must do to qualify. For full information concerning the summer scholarship, please click on the following: Graduate Student Handbook.
I am supposed to graduate this semester. What do I do?
First, check with your academic advisor to make sure you are going to meet all requirements for graduation. If you will be able to graduate at the end of the semester, contact the Commencement Office: http://www.units.muohio.edu/reg/commencement/index.php for deadlines to apply for commencement, your responsibilities, fees, etc. If you have additional questions, please feel free to call the Graduate School at 513-529-3734 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I get current information on graduate activities?
Check with the Graduate Student Association (GSA). You can find them on MyMiami in your Blackboard sites.
I have a question about my assistantship. Whom do I speak with?
It depends on your question. If you have a question about payments or benefits, contact Academic Personnel - http://www.units.muohio.edu/aao/. Most other questions can be directed to the Graduate School.
What is a "format check"?
Before you can upload your thesis or dissertation to OhioLINK, you must have the format of your manuscript checked to be sure it conforms to the Graduate School's requirements. Please refer to the Guide for Writing Theses and Dissertations for more information regarding the formatting of your document.
When you are ready for the format check, you should email your document (a Word document is preferred) to the Graduate School at email@example.com
I need to file a petition. What do I do?
First, contact your graduate program director to determine if a petition is the correct way to solve your problem. If it is, you will then need to complete the petition, which you can find online at the Graduate School's webpage under Forms and Publications. You will also find the directions for completing the petition there. Please be certain to submit your petition electronically. After you complete the petition, forward it to your instructor or graduate program director who will process it through the department and send it to the Graduate School. The Graduate Council cannot consider the petition if it comes directly from you - it must come from your department chair, divisional dean, or your graduate program director and it must be completed in full including your Banner ID and email address.
I am presenting at a conference. Is there any monetary help from the Graduate School for my travel expenses?
Yes, you may apply to the Graduate School/GSA Travel Fund. There are three rounds of funding each year with submission deadlines of October 1, March 1, and June 1. You can obtain the application online at the Graduate School's webpage or at the GSA's Niihka site on MyMiami. The travel application is not submitted electronically. You must be certain that the application is completed in full, signed by your department chair, and must contain proof of your paper/panel/poster presentation. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
I have some expenses related to my research for my thesis/dissertation. Is there any funding from the Graduate School?
Yes, you can apply to the Thesis and Dissertation Research Support Fund. Please check the following link for more information: Graduate Student Handbook.
Is there a listing of all awards and scholarships that are available to graduate students?
Consult the Graduate Student Handbook for comprehensive information on Graduate School, GSA awards and awards and scholarships through individual departments.
Am I eligible to receive a rebate of a portion of my medical insurance costs?
Yes, if you are a graduate assistant and buy health insurance through the university-sponsored program. The amount of the rebate is determined based on how many students purchase the insurance from the Maksin Group (http://www.units.muohio.edu/saf/shs/Insurance.htm). The rebate is calculated and paid in October of each academic year. If you are eligible to receive the rebate, you do not need to do anything - it will be paid to you automatically by October 31st.