Applying for Aid: Prospective Students

The FAFSA, CSS Profile for both custodial and noncustodial parents, and tax documents need to be submitted by the following due dates. You must be a degree-seeking student to apply for financial aid. 
Application Option Due Date Tax Year Documents
Early Decision I / Early Action (Fall 2021) November 15, 2020 2019
Early Decision II / Regular Decision (Fall 2021) January 1, 2021 2019
Fall 2021 Transfers April 15, 2021 2019
Fall 2020 Transfer April 15, 2020 2018
Spring 2021 Transfers November 1, 2020 2018

 

Financial Aid Checklist

1. Complete your CSS Profile (Custodial and Noncustodial Parents).

css.collegeboard.org
School Code: 5815

2. Complete your FAFSA.

fafsa.gov
School Code: 001536

3. Submit a signed copy of your employer W2s and all federal tax returns, schedules, and forms (student, parent and noncustodial parent) to College Board's IDOC service. Please note that taxes must be signed with a pen; electronic signatures cannot be accepted. 

If you parents are divorced or separated, both parents need to submit financial information. We will calculate a separate contribution for each parent and add them together with the calculated Student contribution to determine an Expected Family Contribution. 

4. Submit a copy of your Corporate tax returns to College Board's IDOC service.

This is needed if you or your parents filed an IRS 1065, 1120, or 1120S. Please also submit all schedule K-1 documents and any statements.

After you complete the CSS Profile, you will receive an email from the College Board IDOC service with instructions on submitting the documents. All documents must be submitted directly to the College Board IDOC service. 

If you do not intend to apply for financial aid and wish to withdraw your financial aid application, please complete the Financial Aid Status Update form at miami.edu/faupdate.

International Students

For 2021-2022, The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year and transfer international undergraduate degree-seeking applicants.  This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. UM is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted first-year degree-seeking undergraduate international students. 

All prospective first-year and transfer international students who apply for admission to UM and are interested in being considered for financial aid must complete the following by our stated deadlines. 

1. Complete your CSS Profile.

2. Submit an International Financial Certification Form (accessed via the Applicant Portal after submitting the application for admission).

Accelerated BSN Program:  

Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible permanent residents enrolled in the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Accelerated BSN program who wish to receive federal financial aid need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) only. (The CSS Profile is not required.) Your parent may also be required to submit their information on the FAFSA if you are considered dependent according to the criteria on the FAFSA.  If the FAFSA is selected for a review process called verification, additional income and wage documentation may be requested.  Please continue to monitor your email and CaneLink Student Center under View Financial Aid if additional documentation is required.

Bachelor of General Studies:  

Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible permanent residents enrolled in the Bachelor of General Studies program who wish to receive federal financial aid need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) only. (The CSS Profile is not required.) Your parent may also be required to submit their information on the FAFSA if you are considered dependent according to the criteria on the FAFSA.  If the FAFSA is selected for a review process called verification, additional income and wage documentation may be requested.  Please continue to monitor your email and CaneLink Student Center under View Financial Aid if additional documentation is required.