Finalize Your Financial Aid

After receiving your Financial Aid Offer, review and complete the steps below to finalize your aid before the bill due date. Visit the Funding Opportunities page for additional financing options. 

If you anticipate or experience a disability related barrier to using the Banner 9 Self Service - Financial Aid application, you may access financial aid information through Banner 8 Self Service - Financial Aid. You may also contact the One Stop at or 513-529-0001 to request assistance in reviewing and accepting your financial aid offer, including reviewing the cost of attendance. Users who experience disability related barriers to using the application may also report an accessibility barrier.

File the FAFSA

  • File the FAFSA annually (available October 1) by Miami’s priority deadlines.
  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available in December 2023. The exact date has not yet been released by the Department of Education. Please visit the FAFSA Simplification page for more information.

Complete Requirements, Holds, and Federal Verification

Missing requirements will delay payment of financial aid and could disrupt your enrollment.

Federal Direct Student Loans

Teach Grant

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan (PLUS)

Private Loans

  • Apply for private loans by June 1 to allow time for processing. 

Report Outside Resources

  • Report any outside resources you are expecting to receive such as non-Miami scholarships and tuition assistance on the Financial Aid Offer tab in Banner 9 Self Service - Financial Aid

Reminders and Notes

  • Pay your bill by the due date. Payment plan options are also available. 
  • Financial aid will be disbursed to your Miami (bursar) account, after all requirements are met, according to Miami’s disbursement schedule.
  • Sign up for RedHawk Refunds, a free, convenient service that provides faster access to financial aid refunds.
  • Your financial aid may change for a variety of reasons. Visit the Financial Aid Adjustments page for more information. 
  • If your family’s financial situation has changed since completing the FAFSA; if you are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness; or if you are unable to obtain parent(s) information to complete the FAFSA, visit the Appeals page for more information and your next steps.
  • Complete the FERPA Release Form to grant individuals access to view your information.
  • Enroll or waive participation in the student health insurance plan annually.