Fees and Expenses

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Fees and Expenses

Note:  All fees and charges are subject to change without notice. For current information on tuition and fees, visit the One Stop website at www.MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Estimated Fees and Expenses, 2017-2018

Note: 2017-2018 fees will be finalized in July 2017. All fees and charges are subject to change without notice.

For complete information, please visit MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.

Important: You must be covered by health and accident insurance. Your Bursar account will automatically be charged on your fall semester invoice for Basic Coverage Student health and accident insurance through the Health Services Center. You may reach the Health Services Center at 513-529-3000. If you do not need the insurance, you can complete a Waiver Form online and your Bursar account will be credited. 

Summer Term

Visit the Miami Summer Term website for more details at MiamiOH.edu/OneStop.


When you are accepted, you must submit the following fee and deposit with your housing application:

Admission Fee $95.00
University Contract eConfirmation Deposit $330.00
Total $425.00

If you attend Miami and fulfill your housing contract requirements, the University Contract eConfirmation deposit portion is retroactively applied toward your final term fees; you will be refunded any remaining credit.

Paying Your Fees

Fees are due before the semester begins. You must pay by the deadline; otherwise your schedule may be cancelled and a late payment fee will be assessed.

Late Payment, Late Registration

Late payment fee $150.00
Late registration fee, per calendar week $27.00

Late Fees on Past Due Accounts

The Miami University Board of Trustees authorizes charging late fees equal to the then-current prime rate plus 3 percent on charges that are not paid within 90 days of the due date. Full collection costs may also be charged if it becomes necessary to send a past-due account to a third-party collection agent.

Financial Obligations

The Board of Trustees authorizes the Bursar to restrict any services, including release of all academic records of a student or former student (e.g., diploma and transcripts), and registration for future semesters, until any past-due amount owed to the university, including, but not limited to, fees, tuition, charges, fines, and loans due to the university, is paid in full. 'Past-due' means unpaid for 60 or more days after the due date, except that an account paid with a bad check is past due on the day the check is returned from the bank.

Other Charges

Audit Courses

These courses are charged at the same rate as credit courses.

Automobile Registration/Parking Permits

Parking permit fee information and automobile registration requirements are available online at the Parking and Transportation Services Web site (www.MiamiOH.edu/parking/) or at the Student Handbook Web site (www.MiamiOH.edu/handbook/). A Student Motor Vehicle and Bicycle Regulations pamphlet, which includes a parking map, is available at the Parking Office, Campus Avenue Building, Room 128, 513-529-8535.

Books and Supplies

Undergraduate and graduate students should estimate at least $1216 ($608 per semester) for books and supplies. Some programs (e.g., Art, Music, Architecture) may require the purchase of additional supplies.

Examinations (optional)

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) $100.00 per test
Miami Administrative fee $20.00
CLEP voucher purchased on College Board website (take voucher and picture ID to testing center) $80.00
Proficiency examination $70.00 per test

Fee includes the first credit hour; add $35.00 for each additional credit hour if you pass.


Certificate $10.00
Associate, Bachelor, Specialist in education application $35.00
Master's degree application $35.00
Diploma replacement charge $29.00
Doctoral degree application ( includes diploma and hood) $200.00


Bad check charge $30.00
ID card replacement $35.00

Special fees may be assessed for courses with unusual instructional expenses.

Refund of Charges

Questions about refunds should be directed to the One Stop.

The date when you withdraw or drop below full-time hours is the date that you officially withdraw or drop at the University Registrar's Office.

Workshop Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of tuition for a workshop that is held during the fall, spring, and summer terms, you must drop the workshop no later than 12:00 p.m.on the last business day before the workshop begins. For the winter term, you must cancel by 12:00 p.m. on the Monday following finals week. You can cancel by contacting Global Initiatives at global@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-8600.

Dropped Courses

If a full-time student drops below 12 semester hours within the first five days of a semester, the student will be charged per credit hour for classes (instead of flat tuition and fees) and refunded the difference. A drop in hours after the fifth day of a semester does not create a refund.

Drop unwanted courses. Do not assume that you will be automatically dropped for nonattendance.

Withdrawal from the University

If you withdraw during fall or spring semester, your fees will be refunded according to the following schedule.1

Withdrawal Refund
Before 5 p.m. of the 5th day of the term 100 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 8th day of the term 90 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 20th day of the term 50 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 30th day of the term 35 percent
Before 5 p.m. of the 40th day of the term 25 percent
After the 40th day of the term, you will not receive a refund.

If you withdraw, the room charge will be refunded according to the guidelines and schedule of refunds listed on the housing contract. There is no room refund after the fortieth (40th) class day of a semester. Meal Plan holders who withdraw from the university on or before the fortieth day of the term will receive a refund of 80% of any remaining Meal Plan declining balance dollars.

If you withdraw during a summer or winter term, your fees will be refunded as follows.1

Withdrawal Refund
before 5 p.m. of the 3rd day of the term 100 percent
4th through 8th day of the term 50 percent
9th through 15th day of the term 25 percent

After the 15th day of the term, you will not receive a refund.


 When a student withdraws completely from the University during a semester, the Office of Student Financial Assistance is required to calculate, using a statutory pro rata schedule, the amount of Federal Title IV financial aid the recipient has earned for the semester. This schedule is provided by the Department of Education. The amount of Title IV financial aid earned is based on the amount of time the student spent in academic attendance. The University Registrar's Office will inform The Office of Student Financial Assistance the date the student notified Miami of the intent to withdraw. This date is used to calculate aid eligibility. If you are thinking about withdrawing, please contact the One Stop for information on how it will affect your financial aid.

Qualifications for Ohio Residency Determined by The Ohio Department of Higher Education


It is the intent of the Ohio Department of Higher Education in promulgating this rule to exclude from treatment as residents, as that term is applied here, those persons who are present in the state of Ohio primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit of a state-supported education.

A complete description of the qualifications for Ohio residency is available online at MiamiOH.edu/residency.