Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Financial Information Bulletin 2017-2018


You are making a smart start for your future because SMU is an investment that will last a lifetime.  Southern Methodist University offers a unique opportunity for high-achieving students who want to prepare for life beyond the University.  SMU is an investment in life-changing experiences, in learning to think in new ways and in applying that learning beyond the classroom. Use this financial information brochure to learn more about SMU financial regulations, tuition, fees and living expenses, as well as other important details that will help you make the most of life on the Hilltop.


General Information   
  Undergraduate Payment Due Dates  
  Graduate and Professional Payment Due Dates   
  Methods of Payment  
  Tuition and Fees  
  Living on Campus  
  Optional Fees   
  Dr. Bob Smith Health Center  
  Mandatory Health Insurance  
  Financial Policies  
  Administrative Fees and Deposits   
  Payment Options   
  Estimated Expenses  
  Guidelines for Need-Based Assistance  
  Academic Scholarships for International Students   
  SMU Satisfactory Progress Policy  
  Additional SMU Programs  

The Financial Information Bulletin 2017 – 2018 is issued by the Office of Business and Finance. It provides the general authority and reference for SMU financial regulations and obligations, as well as detailed information concerning tuition, fees and living expenses incurred while attending SMU.

This catalog supplement is available on the Bursar’s website at

Information contained herein, including charges for tuition, fees and living expenses, is subject to change without notice.

The information contained in this bulletin most accurately represents Southern Methodist University, but is subject to change based on any actions taken by either SMU, state or federal governments. 







Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

[1] Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688. 151335.615

Produced by the Office of Business and Finance, SMU, PO Box 750151, Dallas TX 75275