Merit Tuition Waiver

Application Deadline: March 1

The Merit Tuition Waiver recognizes high achieving high school sophomores and juniors with awards up to $500. Limited merit tuition waivers are available to eligible students applying for the Summer Scholars Three-Week, Credit Program

Merit Tuition Waiver

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  • Merit Award

    Merit Tuition Wavier awards are applied to the Summer Scholars Credit Three-Week Tuition and Program Fee >

    Note: if awarded the Merit Tuition Waiver, the award amount will not show up as a seperate line item on the student's bill (available on CaneLink upon course registration); it will automatically be deducted from the tution and program fees on the student's bill.

  • Merit Award Recipient Requirements

    The Merit Tuition Waiver is open to high school sophmores and juniors applying to the Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit Program only. Students applying to the UM Acadmies Two-Week Non-Credit Program are not eligible.

     

Merit Tuition Waiver Application Process

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  • 1. Determine Eligibility

    To participate in the Merit Tuition Waiver selection process, applicants must: 

    • Be a high school sophomore or junior at the time of application 
    • Have been admitted to the Summer Scholars Three-Week, Credit Program
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) 

     

    Note: Merit Tuition Waivers cannot be combined with any other discount or tuition grant. If a student is eligible for multiple forms of financial assistance, then the student will be considered for only one form of financial assistance based on eligibility.

  • 2. Submit the Pre-College Program Application 

    • Before you can apply for the Merit Tuition Waiver, you must submit the Pre-College Application online. 
      • Note: there is a $75 nonrefundable application fee.
    • When completing the Pre-College application, you must select:
      • Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit 
    • Once your application has been submitted and you have access to your Pre-College Status Portal, the Merit Tuition Waiver Application will become available for you to complete and submit. Access to the Pre-College Status Portal will available 48-72 hours after you submit the Pre-College Application.

     

    Submit Your Pre-College Application

  • 3. Complete the Merit Tuition Waiver Application 

    Include your essay with your online application, responding to the following writing prompt:

    Why should you be considered for the Merit Tuition Waiver? (300 words)

    Apply In Your Pre-College Status Portal

Scholarship Deadline: March 1

In addition to submitting the University of Miami Pre-College Application for the Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit Program, students must complete the Merit Tuition Waiver Application by Friday, March 1 to be considered for the award.

Once your Pre-College application has been submitted and you have access to your Pre-College Status Portal, the Merit Tuition Waiver Application will be available for you to complete and submit. Access to the Pre-College Status Portal will be available 48-72 hours after you submit the Pre-College Application.

Please plan accordingly to ensure your Merit Tuition Waiver Application is submitted by the deadline. Note: once the deadline is passed, we move into the review process and late applications will not be considered.

Merit Tuition Waiver information and application processes are subject to change.