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Miami Hamilton Promise

The Miami Hamilton Promise Scholarship offers free tuition for an associate or bachelor’s degree from Miami University Regionals for students who live in Hamilton, Ohio.


How It Works

The Miami Hamilton Promise Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and fees after financial aid for eligible students. The scholarship will be available for up to eight consecutive semesters during fall and spring semester classes for a total of 124 credit hours. 

Miami University Regionals will award the Miami Hamilton Promise Scholarship beginning in fall semester 2024.


Minimum Requirements to Qualify

  • First-time new undergraduate student enrolling at Miami University Regionals full-time (12 credit hours or more) following high school graduation
  • Lived (has a primary, permanent address) in the city of Hamilton during all four years of high school
  • Attended all four years at Hamilton High School, Stephen T. Badin High School, or Butler Tech from Hamilton City School District and graduated
    • GED recipients and Homeschoolers do not qualify
    • Early high school graduates will qualify in the fall semester following graduation
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.5+ (unweighted)
  • Complete and submit the Miami University Regionals Admission Application by April 1, 2024
    • A complete Admission application includes Miami Regionals Admission application and an official high school transcript
    • A separate scholarship application and ACT/SAT scores are not required. However, please note that submitting ACT/SAT scores could qualify you for additional scholarship opportunities
    • If you have already applied for the fall 2024 term at Miami Regionals, there is no need to submit another application
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (Miami’s School Code is 003077) to Miami University Regionals by April 1, 2024
  • Eligible for the Pell Grant (determined by the FAFSA) 

What Does This Mean For You: 

No tuition costs for a high-quality Miami University degree!

Scholarship Renewal Requirements

  • The scholarship may be renewed for up to eight consecutive semesters
  • Full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more) as a Miami University Regionals student each semester. Students may take courses towards their degree in Oxford, however 51% of courses each semester must be taken at Regionals campuses to maintain eligibility.
  • Maintain an annual cumulative Miami University GPA of 2.0+
  • Maintain Pell Grant eligibility each year
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We Are Dedicated to Your Success

Miami University Regionals is dedicated to the success of the students participating in the Miami Hamilton Promise and will assist students in finding services like TRIO Student Support ServicesAcademic Advising and Course Planning, Career Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring, and much more! In addition to celebrating each of our new cohorts with an awards ceremony, Miami University Regionals will support students, check in on their progress, and help them reach their goals and their graduation day.


Miami Hamilton Promise is a partnership between the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and Miami University Regionals, and made possible by generous donors. As part of the Miami Hamilton Promise, Miami University Regionals commits to support the retention and graduation of students. Collectively, our aim is to increase access to higher education, eliminate student loan debt, improve college-going rates, boost degree attainment, improve workforce development, and positively impact economic development in the city of Hamilton.

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Your Support Matters

Support student success by giving to the Miami Hamilton Promise.
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Office of Admission Contact Information

Hamilton Campus

Harry T. Wilks Conference Center
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Middletown Campus

Johnston Hall 114
4200 North University Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45042