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).
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