New Students and those applying for Readmission must apply for admission and be accepted into the University as degree-seeking students.

FAFSA
Parents and students who wish to be considered for need-based federal financial assistance should complete all sections of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For campus based programs (Perkins Loan, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study) the FAFSA should be filed on or before the preferred date of February 1 for entering freshmen and continuing students and March 1 for transfer students. Students applying after the preferred date will be awarded on a funds available basis.

Parents and students can complete the FAFSA online beginning January 1 of each year. Students must provide a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to serve as their electronic signature before completing 'FAFSA on the Web.' Students and parents can request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.

**For students enrolled prior to Fall of 2014 the FAFSA application will be used to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based funding and your FAFSA must be submitted prior to the preferred filing deadline**

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

New Freshmen and transfer students applying for admission to the 2014-2015 academic year that would like to apply for institutional need-based financial assistance will also have to complete the CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE.

Some of our students may be required to complete the Noncustodial Parent PROFILE. You will be notified during your PROFILE application if this is required and PROFILE will contact your Noncustodial Parent on your behalf. If this requirement is not satisfied then we will not award institutional need based financial aid. It is important that this be completed early as institutional funding is limited and it is awarded on a “first-come first-serve” basis.

Completing the CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE consists of Three Easy Steps. The student guide provides an overview of the basic information needed to complete your PROFILE application. The CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE will be available beginning October 1st and should be completed by the appropriate deadline.

Preferred Filing Deadlines for the CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE:

  • Early Decision Applicants: November 1 **Application Deadline Extended to November 8, 2013**
  • Early Action and Regular Decision Applicants: February 1
  • Transfer Applicants: March 1

    Completing the CSS /Financial Aid Profile will only determine your eligibility for institutional need-based funding from the University of Miami, it will not affect your eligibility for Federal Aid as determined by the FAFSA.

    Florida residents
     
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  • Must answer all questions on the FAFSA to be considered for the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) which the University is unable to replace. The FAFSA and/or any corrections must be processed by June 1 in order to meet the deadline.
     
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  • Must complete the Certification of Florida Residency and submit to the Office of Financial Assistance Services. Preference will be given to applications received by June 1. All others will be awarded on a funds available basis. If you previously submitted a valid application, have been continuously enrolled at UM, and are still eligible, you will not be required to submit another application.
     
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  • Must have their high school guidance counselor submit their information and authorization form to the Florida Bright Futures Program at the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. As an incoming freshman, eligibility is determined based on performance throughout high school. For further requirements contact your high school guidance counselor, or visit the Bright Futures Program website.

     

    More information on State of Florida programs

    Out-of-state residents
     
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  • Must obtain scholarship or grant applications and submit to the appropriate agency in their home states. These documents are available through the state grant agency or high school guidance counselor. Please note: Not all states allow students to receive their state aid if they attend a post-secondary school out-of-state.
     
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  • Students who receive confirmation regarding eligibility for scholarship or grant funds through a local or state program should make a photocopy for their records and send all original documents to the OFAS.
     
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  • An Institutional Information Form for the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Loan Program is required from students whose parents want to apply for the PLUS loan, but who did not file a FAFSA. In this case, this information form must be submitted with the application and promissory note for the Federal PLUS Loan.
     
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  • Once students have received notification regarding financial aid, they may decline any portion or the entire award. A letter of explanation should be submitted to our office if any of the offered aid will be rejected. Remember, prospective students will not receive an award letter until the University of Miami has officially accepted them.

    The University recommends that you keep copies of all applications or documents you submit during your application process.

    All estimated aid programs will remain estimated until necessary requirements have been met and confirmed (i.e. submission of requested documents, applications, etc.).

    Important tips for completing the FAFSA