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Applying for Aid

To apply for state/federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by Miami University’s priority deadline using Miami’s Federal School Code of 003077. Visit our FAFSA Tips page for helpful information on filing the FAFSA.

Filing the FAFSA is necessary to apply for:

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Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Criteria

  • Have a U.S. high school diploma or GED.
  • Be accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau. In addition, you must:
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National OR
    • Have a Green Card OR
    • Have an Arrival-Departure record OR
    • Have Battered Immigrant Status OR
    • Have a T-Visa
  • Sign a certifying statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form stating that
    • You’re not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe a refund on a federal grant and
    • You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Students with criminal convictions have limited eligibility for federal student aid.
  • Demonstrate Federal financial need (except for the Federal TEACH grant, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan, Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans)
  • Students must not have exceeded federal aggregate limits for direct loans.
  • Be creditworthy, if applying for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan

Eligibility Requirements

Additional Funding Opportunities

Outside Scholarships

Visit our Outside Scholarships page to explore information on using free online scholarship searches and researching scholarships available in your local area. Some outside scholarships are awarded by high schools, clubs, or community groups.

Study Abroad

To receive financial aid for study abroad, students must be enrolled full-time for a fall or spring semester study abroad program. 


Winter and Summer Term

Winter and Summer Term financial aid is based on any remaining financial aid eligibility from the current academic year.

Graduate Students

The Graduate School offers assistantships, associateships, scholarships, and grants-in-aid. Explore additional funding opportunities on our Financial Aid for Graduate Students page.

International Students

Most foreign citizens are not eligible for federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about funding opportunities on our Information for International Students page.

Your Financial Aid Offer

After applying for financial aid, you will receive an email with a link to your financial aid offer. Your financial aid offer may be a combination of grants, scholarships, and other funding options such as loans and federal work-study funds.

Guides and Tutorials

Tuition Payment Guide

Want to avoid the lines and wait times? Review this helpful guide to paying your tuition, which includes information on a variety of different options.

Financial Aid Guide

A Miami education is an investment that pays dividends for a lifetime. Learn about funding opportunities and how to manage your financial aid.

Financial Wellness Center

Take control of your personal finances with help from these online playlists. Learn about financial basics, financing higher education, and much more.

Contact the One Stop

The One Stop assists Miami students and authorized family members with billing and payment, financial aid, registration, and student records.