Financial Aid and Scholarship Support

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The University of Miami attracts highly-qualified students with recognized academic achievement by offering a substantial financial assistance program. These scholarships and grants are administered by the University of Miami and by federal and state agencies.

Each year approximately 50% of incoming first-year students receive merit scholarships. Academic merit scholarship eligibility is determined when a student is admitted to the University. To apply for admission to University of Miami, go to the Office of Admissions website. All other need-based financial aid is awarded by the Office of Financial Assistance Services upon receipt of a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about how to apply, visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance Services online or in-person at their offices, on the second floor of the Whitten University Center.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Endowed Departmental Scholarships are part of the financial aid awarding process. Upon receipt of a processed FAFSA by the published deadline, students will be considered at that time for all available resources. For more information about how to submit a FAFSA and the published deadlines, visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance Services online or in-person at their offices, on the second floor of the Whitten University Center.

Graduate Tuition Waiver Support

The School of Architecture provides merit-based tuition waivers to graduate students. These tuition waivers are included in the admission letter to a particular student.

While receiving a tuition waiver, a graduate student is expected to:

  • Maintain adequate and continuous progress in her or his program of study;
  • Maintain a record that is largely free of grades of incomplete and/or that fall below the Graduate
  • School’s and program’s minimum-grade requirements;
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average that is at or above 3.0;
  • Be continuously enrolled.

All forms of U-SoA-provided tuition waivers are limited to:

  • The normal duration of the program and track, regardless a student’s time to completion;
  • Only those courses that appear on a student’s approved program of study; specifically, tuition-based waivers may not be used to:
    • Retake courses (or take substitutes) regardless the reason, including but not limited to courses that are dropped after the final day for 100% refund, courses for which a grade on incomplete (I) was not removed within the one-year limit for its removal, courses for which a student earned a final grade that is below the UM Graduate School minimum acceptable grade (currently, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade a student may earn);
    • Take courses that students are required to enroll in after they have completed their programs of study but have not yet graduated; specifically.

Financial Aid and Scholarships may be available through Graduate Professional Financial Assistance or Graduate School Funding Opportunities. Additional support is provided by Canes Central.