|Submission Date||March 6, 2013|
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs
Associate Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Department of Geography
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
The Miami Access Initiative is a grants and scholarships program for Ohio residents designed to help make Miami University accessible to new first-year academically competitive students who have total family income that is equal to or less than $35,000.
To fund this program, we add together an Access Scholar's federal and state grant funds with University grant and/or scholarship funds to meet the cost of tuition and academic fees.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
The Miami Access Initiative covers tuition and academic fees totaling $13,156 per year. Academically competitive Ohio residents entering the Miami University Oxford campus as first-time, full-time freshmen in the fall semester are elibigle. The costs for room, board, books, travel, and personal expenses are not included in the guarantee, but as mentioned above, may be covered by other funding sources. Also, students who are eligible for the Miami Access Initiative program could still use federally guaranteed student loans, Federal-Work Study, and other private loans for these costs.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
Students are afforded the option to participate in Miami's MADE@Miami program, designed to help new students navigate the university while building a diverse network of friends and mentors. Special workshops related to such topics as career development and financial management are also offered.
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available: