Institutional Research
2017-2018 Fact Book: Explanation of Tuition and Financial Aid Terms

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.

Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, Miami implemented the Miami Tuition Promise. Miami's Tuition Promise provides all first-time undergraduate students the certainty that tuition, room and board, special purpose fees and course fees will not increase over the four academic years of their Miami experience. For additional details on Miami's Tuition Promise, visit

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.

Financial Aid:

The financial aid data presented in this section comes from the Common Data Set.

Note: From 2003-2004 through 2007-2008, Miami changed its tuition structure so that Ohio residents and non-residents paid essentially the same rate, with a slight difference in fees. Resident students received a scholarship which was roughly equivalent to the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. The exact amount of the scholarship varied by family income. Because of this change, comparisons with these years, for both tuition and some areas of financial aid, are not particularly meaningful. For details on these years, please contact the Office of Institutional Research at

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