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Residential Program

Discover college life at UM. Residential students live on the main campus in one of the University of Miami’s residential colleges. Accommodations include internet hookup, desks, beds and bureaus for two students. Study lounges, laundry facilities, and vending areas are located inside the residential college. Students have easy access to the University’s outstanding sports and recreational facilities.

Residential Program includes:

  • Instruction - Tuition, lab fees, class trips, textbooks/printed materials 
  • Room - Double occupancy room 
  • Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (M-F); Brunch, Dinner (Sat & Sun)
  • Student Services 
    • Student Health Center (doctor’s visits)
    • Wellness Center (fitness and intramural facility) 
    • UM Identification Card (‘Cane ID)
    • Student Activities:  planned programs and excursions, including transportation for off-campus events

Getting to UM:  Students provide their own transportation to and from Miami. Housing opens on Saturday, June 27, and closes on Friday, July 17. Airport pick-up is available for students flying to Miami International Airport (MIA). Please note residential students are NOT permitted to bring a car to campus.

Commuter Program

The Commuter Program is for students who will live at home with parents or relatives in Miami-Dade or Broward County. 

Summer Scholars is designed for the enjoyment of all students. As part of the program, commuters attend classes, eat lunch on campus, and take part in program activities. Commuters who appreciate their experience most participate in the evening and weekend activities. SSP activities give students time to bond with a diverse group of people outside of class and form long-lasting friendships. The individual student experience will be shaped by activity choices and level of involvement on-campus.

Commuter Program includes:

  • Instruction - Tuition, lab fees, class trips, textbooks/printed materials 
  • Meal Plans - Lunch daily
  • Student Services 
    • Student Health Center (doctor’s visits)
    • Wellness Center (fitness and intramural facility) 
    • UM Identification Card (‘Cane ID)
    • Student Activities:  planned programs and excursions, including transportation for off-campus events

Getting to campus:  Commuters are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from campus. Parking permits are available to commuters for an additional fee.

2015 Tuition and Fees

Summer Scholars Program (credit)
Residential Program: $6,980
Commuter Program: $5,853
Marine Science Exploration Fee (marine science students only): $250

Optional Activities for non-marine science students (based on available space)
Shark Tagging with UM Marine Conservation Program: $199
Dolphin Encounter in Key Largo: $149

University Preparation Program for International High School Students (noncredit)
Residential Program: $5,500

Program Deposit
To secure a place in the Summer Scholars Program a $500 nonrefundable deposit is required within two weeks of receiving acceptance notification. The deposit is credited toward the tuition fee. The program fee balance is due Friday, May 8.

Commuter Parking Permit
Commuters may purchase a parking pass for $40. Residential students are not permitted to bring cars to campus, nor travel in commuters' cars.

Other Expenses
Students should bring additional funds for personal expenses.

University of Miami Alumni receive $500 off tuition.
Tuition Remission is available for eligible employees.

For more information please contact the Summer Scholars office: ssp@miami.edu or 305.284.5078