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Orientation Guide

Welcome to Miami University! We’re so happy you chose to become a RedHawk. Below, you’ll find a recap of the important information the One Stop covers during its orientation sessions.

How Can We Help?

The One Stop can answer your questions about billing and payment, financial aid, registration, and student records.

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Billing and Payment

You can pay your Miami bill in different ways, including online, by mail, or in-person.
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Academic Records

Monitor your academic records to ensure you are staying on track to graduate and have the documentation you will need in the future.

Share Access to Your Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s written consent.

To learn how to grant access to a family member, visit our Share Access page. Authorized family members can access their student’s personal data at

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Billing Dates

You will be sent a notice to your email address when your bill is available. You can also view all due dates on our website.

Enroll in a Payment Plan

Our Payment Plans give families the option to budget each semester’s bill over a three- or four-month period with zero interest and no credit check.

There is a $40 fee for the four-pay plan, and a $45 fee for the three-pay plan.

If you make a change to your course schedule or receive additional funding, be sure to update your plan to reflect your new balance.

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Finalize Your Financial Aid

Once you have received your financial aid offer, you may have to take steps to finalize it. While at Miami, you will be expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completing your degree.

Examples of financing options include: 

Be sure to bookmark Here, you will complete the FAFSA each year and can also apply for federal loans.

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Student Health Insurance

Student health insurance is provided by United Healthcare Student Health unless a waiver is completed. Information on the plan and how to submit a waiver can be found on Student Health Services’ Student Health Insurance page.

Understand Costs

The One Stop provides comprehensive information about tuition and fees to help you make informed decisions about your financial obligations. Be sure to review this area of our website. 
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Explore Campus Resources

If you have a question we can’t answer, visit the Student Success Center’s Guide to Campus Resources to find someone who can help.

Many offices support students in a specific way, ranging from tutoring to offering on-campus housing support. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these offices and their services.

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Contact the One Stop

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