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Miami is committed to help make education affordable and attainable. Toward that goal, we make every effort to provide accurate, timely, and current information. However, the university also reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state, or university changes in policies, procedures, or regulations..

The following policies assist the Regional Office of Student Financial Assistance in administering Miami University scholarships in a fair and equitable manner to all university students.


  • Applicants must be admitted to the Miami Regional campuses to be considered for regional student scholarships. 
  • Students that are currently enrolled at Miami University's regional locations will be considered for the various donor scholarships available for the upcoming academic year. Graduate students and those who have already attained a bachelor's degree are not eligible for these scholarships
  • Students can receive renewable scholarships for a maximum of eight semesters.
  • A student can not receive any combination of aid, including loans, grants, federal work-study, and scholarships that exceed the cost of attendance. If the total amount of financial aid exceeds the cost of attendance, the amount of aid will be reduced. 
    • Exceptions apply if a student is receiving a University tuition waiver (for example, Staff Family Waiver). In this case, the combination of tuition waiver and University scholarship may not exceed tuition, general fee, and if living independently of their parents, standard double room, and standard meal charges.
  • Students may have their institutional scholarships replaced with a donor scholarship which would require the completion of a thank you letter to the donor of their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the temporary or permanent loss of these funds. Donor information will be provided each fall.


  • Annual scholarship awards are made assuming students will attend both fall and spring semesters. Students who do not enroll at Miami for both semesters will have their scholarship amounts reduced to reflect their one-semester scholarship eligibility.
    • Students can not receive the full annual amount of their scholarship during one semester.
  • Students can use their Miami scholarships during fall and spring semesters only. 
  • Students must enroll full-time to receive their scholarship. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. 
    • An example of an approved case would be if the student is in their final semester and full-time enrollment is not required to graduate. Scholarships are prorated based on enrollment.
  • Scholarship eligibility ends once a student graduates unless they are enrolled in a combined Bachelor & Master Program (BAMA).
    • Students enrolled in a BAMA program are unable to receive undergraduate and graduate aid simultaneously. Any undergraduate scholarships will be canceled upon receipt of a graduate tuition waiver or other types of graduate tuition assistance.
    • Graduate students in a BAMA program with an assistantship are ineligible for undergraduate scholarships.
  • Students who withdraw from campus mid-semester will be refunded based on the university’s published schedule. If any portion of the scholarship is used, then that scholarship will count as a semester of eligibility. If you choose to not use your scholarship, you will be responsible for any funds owed to the school. Please reach out to Regional One Stop if you have any questions about the use of your scholarship during a withdrawal process.

Renewable Scholarships

  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) to renew scholarships. The scholarship offer from the Office of Student Financial Assistance informs students of the CGPA required to renew their specific scholarships.
  • Each year at the end of spring semester, the CGPAs are reviewed for students receiving scholarships. Any scholarship recipient who does not have the required CGPA will lose their scholarship for the following year.
  • Some scholarships require students to remain enrolled in certain major fields. Students who lose eligibility for a scholarship due to changing majors can not appeal the loss of the scholarship.

Change in Campus, Transferring, Re-enrolling

  • Students with Miami regional scholarships who re-enroll to Miami regional campuses may complete a Scholarship Exemption requesting to have their scholarships reinstated.
    • Students may re-enroll for various reasons such as academic suspension, deferring, relocating from Oxford, transferring from another university, withdrawing, etc.
  • Students who transfer to the Oxford campus will forfeit their Regional scholarship for each semester of attendance at the Oxford campus. In addition, the fall/spring semester(s) at the Oxford campus count as a semester used for Miami scholarships, even when the scholarship was not paid out.
  • If a student decides to attend the Miami Oxford campus as a first-time incoming student, their original Regional scholarship offer is forfeited.
  • New transfer students will be considered for Regional Transfer Merit scholarships. For more information, visit Regional Transfer Scholarships.
  • Students who transfer to another university and then return to Miami University Regional campuses, will forfeit their Miami Regional scholarships.
  • Renewable scholarships are awarded for a maximum of eight semesters. Scholarships that are approved for reinstatement will typically be reinstated for the remaining number of semesters of eligibility.

Study Abroad Programs and Scholarships

  • Visit Financial Aid for Study Abroad for additional information on study abroad.
  • Study abroad programs that fall under the category of Co-Sponsored, Exchange, Faculty-led, MUDEC (Luxembourg), and FSB Semester programs, permit students receiving Miami scholarships and grants to apply those funds toward the cost of their program. 
    • Students participating in Approved study abroad programs are not eligible to apply their Miami scholarships or grants toward the program.
  • Summer and Winter study abroad programs do not allow the use of Miami scholarships unless a scholarship is offered by your academic department or study abroad program. Visit Education Abroad for a list of study abroad programs and resources.