Cost to Attend Miami University Hamilton

Miami University Hamilton
Hamilton, Ohio

Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Miami University Hamilton tuition is $6,119 per year for in-state residents. This is 19% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,601. The cost is 71% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $21,171 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 10th in Ohio amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 95th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $17,025 which represents a 178% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $650 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,769.

Housing Costs

Miami University Hamilton doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Hamilton area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $15,080.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,240.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,920 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to Miami University-Hamilton is $27,009 for the 2021/2022 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $37,915. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $11,929.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022 IPEDS survey response for Miami University Hamilton and represent reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Costs and Tuition for Miami University Hamilton
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$27,009
   In-State Tuition$6,119
   Other Fees$650
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$15,080
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,920
   Books and Supplies$1,240
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$11,929
   In-State Tuition$6,119
   Other Fees$650
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,920
   Books and Supplies$1,240
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$37,915
   Out-of-State Tuition$17,025
   Other Fees$650
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$15,080
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,920
   Books and Supplies$1,240
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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $27,009 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Miami University-Hamilton net price for in-state students is $11,894* for the 2019/2020 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

81% of Miami University Hamilton students received grant aid in 2019/2020. The average total aid amount was $4,490. 41 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $4,531. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Miami University Hamilton, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Miami University Hamilton
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,894*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid81%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,490
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants41%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,531

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,607
$30,001 to $48,000$10,304
$48,001 to $75,000$14,283
$75,001 to $110,000$15,481

Average Financial Aid Mix - $27,009 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $27,009. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

Grants and Scholarships
19% - $4,490

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Miami University Hamilton or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans
21% - $4,747

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket
60% -  $13,852

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Miami University Hamilton
North Georgia College & State University36.6% less expensive
Gainesville State College62.8% less expensive
Kennesaw State University33.4% less expensive
Southern Polytechnic State University27.8% less expensive
Augusta State University26.3% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Miami University Hamilton.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Miami University-Hamilton is $108,036 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $12,069 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $48,276**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $135,045 or $60,345 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Miami University Hamilton.

Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,060
Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,504
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,512
Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$18,958

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Miami University Hamilton are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Miami University Hamilton
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$253
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$759
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$713
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,139
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,852

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 50% of Miami University Hamilton students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,747.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Miami University Hamilton? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $48,276, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $61,416.71. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Miami University Hamilton. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 81% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,069. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Miami University Hamilton student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Miami University Hamilton Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$511.81
Amount Borrowed$48,276.00
Interest Rate4.99%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$13,140.71
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$61,416.71

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Miami University-Hamilton? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Miami University Hamilton, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $61,416.71 would be needed to afford a $511.81 monthly payment in the example $48,276.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Miami University Hamilton in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,770 to $6,119. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $108,036.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Miami University Hamilton.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2028$37,144$148,575
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2033$47,406$189,623
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2038 $60,503$242,013
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2041 $70,040$280,160


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About Miami University Hamilton

Miami University Hamilton is a four year public college located in Hamilton, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 1,619 and part time is 670.  Miami University Hamilton has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Miami University Hamilton at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Miami University Hamilton
1601 University Blvd
Hamilton, Ohio

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Miami University Hamilton is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Miami University Hamilton cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data. Data last updated February 2023 and reflects academic year 2021/2022 costs reported by the school.