Scholarship Review (Undergraduate only)
- At the end of each Spring semester, the Office of Financial Assistance Services reviews the academic progress of all University of Miami financial aid recipients.
- Freshmen (0-29 credits) new to the University will be allowed a one academic year adjustment period.
- Students granted a one semester conditional appeal for University of Miami Grants by the Standards of Academic Progress Committee will be reviewed at the end of that semester.
- First-time freshmen are eligible for University of Miami academic scholarships for up to eight semesters; transfer students are eligible for up to four semesters. These scholarships are good for the fall and spring semesters only. Any requests to have an academic scholarship applied to summer or mini-semester terms need to be made in writing and submitted to our office.
Credit and GPA Requirements for UM Scholarships
- Scholarship recipients must maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0 for all credits earned at the University of Miami to retain their scholarship.
- All full-time undergraduate students are required to register for and complete at least 24 (a minimum of 12 each semester) new credit hours at the University of Miami each academic year, defined as the fall and spring semesters.
- Reinstatement of academic scholarship eligibility can be obtained by earning additional University approved credits. The University reviews progress once a year at the end of the spring semester. A student who completes courses that meet the requirements prior to the spring semester review may request, in writing, a review of their progress in advance of the end of year review. Aid eligibility will be restored upon determination that the progress requirements have been met.
- Full-time undergraduate students who enroll for only one semester are required to register for and complete at least 12 new credit hours during that semester.
- Withdrawals, incompletes, audits, and Fs are attempted but not considered earned hours
- Golden Drum/Ronald Hammond scholarship recipients should refer to their contract for renewal criteria provided by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
First-time freshmen awarded a University of Miami academic scholarship; automatically retain their scholarship after their first year of school. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 CGPA and complete at least 24 University of Miami credit hours during their second academic year to guarantee their scholarship for the remaining two years of undergraduate studies.
First-year transfer students awarded a University of Miami academic scholarship is guaranteed their scholarship if they:
- have completed 24 credit hours during their first academic year,
- have maintained a minimum 3.0 CGPA, and
- have registered as a full-time student for their second year of eligibility.
Transfer students meeting these requirements will be guaranteed their scholarship for four semesters or until they graduate, whichever comes first.
Any University of Miami academic scholarship will be guaranteed for the remainder of an undergraduate student’s eligibility if they are not on probation at the end of their 4th semester (2nd semester for transfer students).
Automatic Probation and Probationary Scholarship Assistance
Freshmen that fail to meet the scholarship academic progress standards at the end of the first academic year will receive a warning and are granted an additional year of eligibility under “Freshman Forgiveness.” Sophomores that fail to meet the scholarship academic progress standards at the end of the academic year are placed on probation, and may receive the scholarship for an additional semester as a probationary award. The student’s progress is reviewed at the completion of the semester. A student that fails to meet the scholarship academic progress standards at the end of the semester loses eligibility for the award the second semester, receives notification of the loss of eligibility, and is provided information on the appeal process.
A new transfer student receiving a University of Miami academic scholarship that does not meet the scholarship academic progress requirements at the end of the 2nd semester may receive a one-year probationary award. A student that fails to meet the scholarship academic progress standards at the end of the 4th semester loses eligibility for the award, receives notification of the loss of eligibility, and is provided information on the appeal process.
A student may receive probationary scholarship assistance only once. Any student who has received a scholarship under probation must meet the standard of academic progress requirements for that scholarship assistance by the end of the probationary period in order to maintain his/her eligibility for that scholarship in the future.
Back to top