Institutional Research
Explanation of Terms and Other Resources

The tables and charts in this section pertain to student tuition rates and financial aid at Miami University.

Tuition, Fees, Room & Board:

Tuition and fee rates used in this section are intended to represent the most common yearly charge for full-time students. Miami's tuition for full-time students is charged as a flat rate. Part-time students (those taking less than 12 hours) are charged per credit hour. We have not included charges that apply only to specific subsets of students, such as admissions fees and course fees (e.g. materials fees for studio art classes). Detailed information on tuition & fees is kept by the Office of the Bursar.

Miami is a public university and tuition and fee rates are subject to regulation by the state of Ohio. The Ohio state legislature meets biennially with sessions adjourning at the end of June. Thus Miami's tuition rate for the upcoming academic year may not be finalized until the end of June.

In the 2004-05 year, Miami changed its tuition structure so that Ohio residents and non-residents pay essentially the same rate (there is a slight difference in fees). Resident students receive a scholarship which is roughly equivalent to the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates (the exact amount of the scholarship varies by family income). Because of this change, comparisons with previous years are not particularly meaningful unless the resident scholarship is taken into account. Currently, our reporting of in-state tuition and fees is reverting to showing a difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. To do this we use the mid-point of tuition for in-state students after subtracting the Ohio Resident Scholarship and the Ohio Leadership Scholarship (but no other merit- or need-based scholarships).

Financial Aid:

The financial aid data presented in this section comes from the Common Data Set. Note that the 2004 change in Miami's tuition structure greatly affects some areas of financial aid.

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