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Paying for College

A Miami University education is an investment that pays dividends for a lifetime. There are a number of financing options, and the One Stop is here to help you choose the right one for you and your family. Educating yourself about funding opportunities and managing your financial aid are key to securing financial wellness. Keep reading for helpful information about costs, billing and payment, financial aid, and funding opportunities.

Cost of Attendance

More About Costs

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total cost of attending Miami for one academic year. The COA is calculated based on direct (billed to you by Miami) and indirect (not billed by Miami) costs. These costs vary depending on your residency, your student status, and the campus you attend. Visit our Explanation of Fees page for more information.

Miami’s Tuition Promise guarantees that tuition (instructional fee and general fee), housing and food, special purpose fees, and course fees will be frozen for all first-time undergraduate students and their families. This will make them completely predictable for four years. Learn more about our Tuition Promise in our brochure.

The cost of attendance for the incoming class is finalized by the Miami University Board of Trustees in June. Therefore, your financial aid offer will be an estimate.

You can review our Tuition Promise brochure, as well as the costs associated with your education based on your education level, below:

Apply for Financial Aid

Outside Scholarships

Visit our Outside Scholarships page for information about 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.

View Your Financial Aid Offer

After applying for Financial Aid, you will receive an email with a link to your Financial Aid Offer. Learn more about the dates the email will be sent, the awarding process, and how to access your offer.

Funding Opportunities

Your financial aid offer may be a combination of gift and self-help aid, such as scholarships, loans, grants, and federal work-study funds. Visit our Financial Aid Offer page to learn about our awarding process and the financial aid offer notification. To learn more about specific scholarship opportunities, click on the below tiles:

Manage Your Financial Aid

Manage Your Aid

After receiving your financial aid offer, you will need to finalize your financial aid. You must adhere to Miami’s deadlines when finalizing your financial aid because missing requirements will delay payment of your financial aid and could disrupt your enrollment. 

Visit the below pages for more details on managing your financial aid:

Pay Your Bill

About Billing and Payment

It is important to review and understand your bill and to ensure it is satisfied by the due date. Visit the below pages for more details on finalizing your aid and billing information:


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Student Success Center

From year one to graduation, make the Student Success Center your go-to for everything from complex issues to simple solutions. You can get help with academic success plans, transitioning to or from college, navigating campus resources, problem solving, and more.

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Veterans Benefits

Miami is committed to supporting students and families connected to our nation’s military. Our Veterans Benefits Checklist is designed to help you keep track of the steps you must take to secure the benefits you have earned through your service.

Contact the One Stop

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