Miami University Merit Scholarships - Fall 2018

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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 2018. The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility — no additional form is required. Priority consideration for admission, merit scholarships, and selection for the University Academic Scholars Program, the University Honors Program, and other competitive admission programs will be given to students completing all application requirements by December 1, 2017.

Fall 2018 Merit Scholarships
Test Score*

High School GPA
(4.00 scale)

High School Curriculum† Resident Scholarship Range‡ Non-Resident Scholarship Range‡
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1480+
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework $32,000–$60,000
(half to full tuition per year)
$69,000–$137,000
(half to full tuition per year)
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1390–1470
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework $20,000–$48,000
($5,000–$12,000 per year)
$32,000–$72,000
($8,000–$18,000 per year)
ACT: 27-29
SAT: 1280–1380
3.50+ Rigorous Coursework Up to $32,000
(up to $8,000 per year)
Up to $44,000
(up to $11,000 per year)

High School Curriculum†: rigorous coursework

Ohio Residents
Test Scores* Scholarship Range‡
ACT 33+
SAT 1480+
$32,000–$60,000
(half to full tuition per year)
ACT 30-32
SAT 1390–1470
$20,000–$48,000
($5,000–$12,000 per year)
ACT 27-29
SAT 1280–1380
Up to $32,000
(up to $8,000 per year)
Non-Ohio Residents
Test Scores* Scholarship Range‡
ACT 33+
SAT 1480+
$69,000–$137,000
(half to full tuition per year)
ACT 30-32
SAT 1390–1470
$32,000–$72,000
($8,000–$18,000 per year)
ACT 27-29
SAT 1280–1380
Up to $44,000
(up to $11,000 per year)

Miami University merit scholarships are highly competitive and, thus, not guaranteed. 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. Scholarships and award amounts may be determined by additional factors including diversity, audition, portfolio, intended area of interest, and athletic ability.


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. Admission decisions will be based on the official testing and high school transcript information submitted to Miami University at the time of application. Additional scores for tests taken after December 1, 2017, will be considered for merit scholarship awards if received by February 1, 2018.

* Test Score: 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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and (Math) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. For students with scores from the previous SAT (administered through January 2016), the best Critical Reading (CR) and Math (M) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. Miami University does not superscore across the previous SAT and current SAT exams.

† High School Curriculum: Evaluated within the context of the applicant's high school.

‡ Scholarship Range: Based on estimated 2017-2018 tuition and fees. 

Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. Students wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the Priority I Deadline of December 1, 2017, and no later than the Priority II Deadline of February 1, 2018. Students applying Early Decision are strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA by December 1, 2017.

Scholarships are automatically renewed for four years, provided the student maintains the academic requirements as stipulated in the financial aid award letter. With Miami's Tuition Promise, families are provided the assurance that scholarships will retain their full value across a student's four-year experience. For more information, visit MiamiOH.edu/TuitionPromise.