Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships for Transfer Students


New transfer students admitted for Spring or Fall 2022 semesters will be considered for transfer scholarship opportunities. To be considered for a transfer scholarship, students must complete their admission application (including all transcripts) by the priority deadline and meet the minimum academic criteria. Students enrolled less than full time, those attending a regional campus, and students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are based on academic credentials provided at the time of application. 

Priority Deadlines:

Fall semester: Apply by June 1

Spring semester: Apply by December 1

Students not meeting the transfer application deadline for a given semester will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No separate scholarship application is necessary to be considered for the transfer scholarship opportunities listed below.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Merit Awards

College Eligibility*
College Hours *College GPA Ohio Resident Annual Value Non-Resident Annual Value
12+ hours 3.80+ $8,000 $14,000
12+ hours 3.50-3.79 $6,000 $12,000
12+ hours 3.25-3.49 $4,000 $10,000

*For the transfer scholarships described above, Miami will calculate a cumulative college GPA on a 4.0 scale that is based upon all institutions and course credit hours attempted post high school graduation (excluding the summer following high school graduation).

Transfer students who are in their first semester of college and enrolled full time at their current institution, but do not have final grades at the time of application, may be eligible for a transfer merit scholarship based on their final high school GPA as listed in the table below:

High School Eligibility
Residency High School GPA Annual Value Scholarship Amount
Ohio 3.5+ $4,000
Non-Resident 3.5+ $8,000


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Eligible new transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, a two-year community college honorary society, may be considered for a PTK Scholarship.

Partner Community College Scholarship

Eligible new transfer students who attended one of Miami University's Community College Partner Institutions full time prior to their enrollment may be considered for the Partner Community College Scholarship.

For a list of Miami’s partner community colleges, please visit our Community College Partnerships page.

For questions regarding transfer scholarships, please email

Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To maximize consideration for need-based scholarships and financial aid, students should apply for admission and file a FAFSA by February 1.

Miami's Tuition Promise

Miami's Tuition Promise ensures that most costs (including tuition, housing, and meals) will be frozen over each student’s four-year Miami education. This means scholarships retain their original value for all four years.

Scholarships are based upon availability and are subject to change. For detailed information, see our scholarship policies.

We are committed to help make a Miami University education affordable and attainable. Toward that goal, we also make every effort to provide accurate, timely, and current information in all of our printed and online information. However, the university also reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state, or university changes in policies, procedures, or regulations.

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