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Our Mission Statement

The University of Miami's stated mission is to disseminate knowledge and encourage growth and development in its students through the dedicated guidance of its faculty, staff and administration in a diverse environment of freedom, creativity, scholarship, tolerance, respect and exploration. The goal is to produce graduates who are prepared to enrich and elevate society.

To this end, the mission of the Office of Financial Assistance Services is to support, to the fullest possible extent, the overall university mission by accomplishing the following:

 
  • Provide all clientele with service that emphasizes sensitivity, compassion, professionalism and timeliness;
     
  • Maintain an environment that respects the confidentiality of the information shared with the office in the course of conducting its business;
     
  • Formulate and disseminate materials and information designed to facilitate completion of the financial assistance application process;
     
  • Provide a highly trained, professional staff;
     
  • Develop and employ state of the art technology as a supplement to personal attention in the efficient delivery of financial assistance;
     
  • Demonstrate, through action, a commitment to continuous improvement of service;
     
  • Provide leadership at the University, at state and national levels, in areas of student advocacy, financial aid legislation, regulation, and efficient use of technology and resources.


    Mailing Address and Telephone Number

    Office of Financial Assistance Services
    P.O. Box 248187
    Coral Gables, FL 33124
    (305) 284-5212

    Office Locations, Hours of Operation and Email

    Advising services are available in the Advising Center located in our office located on first floor of Rhodes House (BLDG 37).

    The office is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Telephone advising hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Students may also e-mail the OFAS advising staff at ofas@miami.edu.

    Federal School Code

    The Federal School Code for the University of Miami is 001536.

    Student Consumer Information

    A new provision in the Higher Education Act requires institutions to provide current students a list of the information to which they are entitled with instructions on how they may obtain it. This includes information regarding the University, financial assistance, athletics and security. The website which features these listings can be found at www.miami.edu/hea.

     

     

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