Financial Aid

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Financial Aid refers to any number of ways to help finance your education. It can include scholarships, grants, and loans.

Miami was listed in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for a reason. As an original Public Ivy, Miami provides an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price with an exceptional return on education investment. Additionally, we are committed to helping our students make their valuable education as affordable as possible.

Miami awards merit and need-based scholarships, and even more scholarships are available from outside sources. Some of our scholarships are competitive, others are awarded to students who meet minimum income or academic eligibility requirements.

77% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance from the state of Ohio or the federal government


Need-based financial aid and scholarships are available through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the Priority I Deadline and no later than the Priority II Deadline. Miami's Federal School Code is 003077.

Miami's Tuition Promise

Our four year guaranteed tuition plan will hold cost constant over the four years of your Miami experience.

Tuition and Fees

We are committed to making your Miami experience affordable.

Miami Access Initiative

Provides access to Ohio students from families with incomes of $35,000 or less by meeting the cost of tuition and fees. Enrolling students will become Miami Access Fellows, and will receive financial and programmatic support throughout their Miami experience.

Payment Plans

Miami offers payment plans that allow families to budget each semester’s bill over a period of three or four months. Families incur a nominal enrollment fee, but no interest charges. Enrollment in payment plans does not require a credit check.

Ranked among Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges every year since 1998.

Kiplinger's ranking

96% of 2017-2018 graduates were employed or furthering their education by Fall 2018 - Based on research, surveys, and national data of 74.3% of 2017-2018 graduates

96% ranking

The Princeton Review recognized Miami in its 2018 book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Most Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

Pay back ranking