Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Administrative Fees and Deposits

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Information contained herein the pages of this website, including charges for tuition, fees and living expenses, is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been and will continue to be made to include information that most accurately represents SMU, but it is subject to change based on actions of SMU and/or the federal and state governments.

Mustang StartUp Orientation Fee (non-refundable)   
First-year Student $400
All Transfer Students $400
Academic Prelude Program Fee $1,500
Administrative Add/Drop Fee (including non-attendance) $30
Administrative Work Authorization Fee  
Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization fee $100
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) extension OPT work authorization fee $200
Admission Deposit (nonrefundable)  
Cox School of Business (except Cox Executive M.B.A.) $2,000
Dedman School of Law (J.D. and LL.M.) $750
Deferred Enrollment Fee (Gap Fee) $1,000
SMU Abroad (January Programs, May Programs & Summer Programs) per program & term $1,000
SMU-in-Taos (all terms) $1,100
MSSM Masters of Science in Sports Management (offered jointly with Cox School of Business) $700
MSHPM program - Masters of Science in Health Promotion Management $500
EdD - Higher Education Admission Deposit $400
Lyle School of Engineering Online Network Engineering $250
Lyle School of Engineering Online Computer Science with AI Specialization $250
Audit (per Term Credit Hour)  
Undergraduate and Graduate $310
Dedman School of Law - Tuition for LLM, per credit hour $1,883
Dedman School of Law - Tuition for JD, per credit hour $2,164
Lyle School of Engineering  $1,350
SMU-in-Taos (all terms) $1,674
Application Fee (nonrefundable)  
Undergraduate $60
Cox School of Business  
  Visiting Students, Readmission, Courses for Credit After Graduation $75
  International Course Registration $200
Dedman College Graduate $75
Dedman College IEP (English as a Second Language) $75
Dedman School of Law (LL.M. only) $75
Lyle School of Engineering – Graduate $75
Meadows School of the Arts – Graduate $75
Simmons School of Education and Human Development $40
Non-degree student $75
Matriculation Fee (nonrefundable)  
Undergraduate $300
Transcript Fee  
Initial request $12.50
Each additional transcript in the same
request mailed to the same address


Each additional transcript in the same
request mailed to a different address
Transcript Fee Additional Fee for Delivery Options  
Electronic pdf $3.75
Express delivery United States $27
Express delivery Mexico $37
Express delivery International $47
Degree Verification $18
Thesis Fee  
Microfilm copy $17
Penalty Fees  
Lyle Weekend Late Penalty (deferred payment accounts) $250
Past Due Fee (student and miscellaneous accounts) 1.5% per month on unpaid balance
Internal Collection Fee $50
  Full-time Students (begins 1st day after add/drop) $200 (+ $50/week)
  Part-time Students (begins 1st day after add/drop) $100 (+ $25/week)
Returned Check/Credit Card Chargeback Fee $30
Replacement ID (lost, stolen or damaged) $40
SMU Police Department Fees  
Incident Report Copy $40
Fingerprints $25
Notary $6
Assistance On/Off Campus $55/hr
Open Records Request No charge for 50 pages or less
51 pages or more:  
  Standard paper copy $.10/page
  Diskette $1
  Magnetic tape Actual Cost
  Data cartridge Actual Cost
  Tape cartridge Actual Cost
  Rewritable CD $1
  Non-rewritable CD $1
  Digital video disc $3
  Programmer $28.50 per hour
  Public information charge* $15 per hour
*charge for locating, compiling, manipulating data, and reproducing public information
Moving Violations: Reckless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, driving wrong way, no seat belt $60
Disabled Space $300
No Parking Zone  $50
Violation of Suspension $80
Double Parking $50
Blocking Drive/Crosswalk $50
Parking on Grass $50
No Valid Decal $50
Improperly Displayed Decal $30
Car Towed/Booted $80
Parking in Fire Lane $150
Violation of Timed Parking $30
Vehicle Impoundment $30/day
Parking in Reserve Space $60
Fraudulent/Illegal Use of Disabled Permit $350
Unauthorized Area $50
Unregistered License Plate $30
Fraternity and Sorority Facility Use Fees* Cost varies per chapter
*A facility use fee is a building usage fee charged to ALL members of a fraternity or sorority if their chapter house is owned by SMU.
Graduation and Diploma Fees  
Late Application to Graduate $30
Replacement Diploma – Bachelors $45
Replacement Diploma – Masters/Doctoral/Professional $47.50
Certified Diploma (apostille) – 3 copies $15
Reorder Expedited Order $25
Express Delivery (different from transcript costs) Cost of Service
Post Office Box Rental (included in room rate)  
Fall and Spring Term (nonresident students and other box holders) per term $52.50
Summer Session (nonresident students and other box holders) per term $42
Full Year – Fall, Spring and Summer (nonrefundable – all resident students) $97.50
New students entering Spring Term (nonrefundable – all resident students) $50
Resident Assistant $50
Advanced Placement Credit Records Fee (per course) $25
Insurance for SMU Abroad (included in program costs) $200
Health Center Fee (required fee for Fall and Spring Term)  
Full-time (12 or more credit hours) Undergraduate student (not residing in a residence hall) $115
Part-time (1-11 credit hours) Undergraduate student (not residing in a residence hall) $60
All Graduate students (not residing in a residence hall) $75
SMU-in-Taos no charge
Study Abroad (included in program costs) no charge
Summer Session $60
Health Center No-show Fee  
No-show Fee – counseling (per visit) $20
No-show Fee – medical (per visit) $20
Library Late Charge (per book) $0.50 per day to $5 per day and cap at $15-$30 depending on item type
Other Program Costs for SMU Abroad**  
**Includes on-site housing, course excursions and other logistics. Some may include meals. $200 medical fee is included in the total fee.
January and May Term:  
SMU-in-Madrid: Arts & Culture $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-Normandy - May Term $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-London: Arts & Culture $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-The Mediterranean $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-North Africa $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-India - January Term $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
Internship: Barcelona $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internship: Dublin $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internship: London Business $3,500 not to exceed $5,000
Internship: London Communication $3,500 not to exceed $5,000
Internship: Prague $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internship: Seville $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internship: Sydney $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Bali $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Barcelona $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-China  $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Costa Rica $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-France $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Germany: Culture, Language and Engineering $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Havana-Miami $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU STEM Research (includes Dublin and Glasgow) $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-India - Summer Term $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Italy: Arts $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Japan $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-London: Communication $1,700 not to exceed $5,000
SMU-in-London: LSE $3,500 not to exceed $5,000
SMU-in-Madrid $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Morocco $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Oxford $1,700 not to exceed $5,000
SMU-in-Prague $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Rwanda $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Rome & Paris $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Siena $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-South Africa $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Tokyo $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Tuscany $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-The Mediterranean (3 credit hour program) $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-North Africa (3 credit hour program) $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-India (3 credit hour program) $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
International Student Fee  
International Student Service Fee - per term (Non-refundable) $100
International Undergraduate New Student Orientation Fee $100
SEVIS Maintenance Fee for New Exchange Visitors  $200
Late Housing Cancellation Charge 5% of housing contract charged to returning students who do not cancel contracts before June 1st for the fall and December 15th for the spring
Loft Modification $50
Residence Hall Cleaning $50
Lost Key Charges  
  One Cylinder $50
  Two Cylinder $75
  Three Cylinder $100
  Four Cylinder $125
  Five Cylinder or more $150
Repair Electronic Locks $250
Replace Electronic Locks $500
Lost Key Charge: SMU-in-Taos $50
Room Check-out Violation: SMU-in-Taos $250
Advance Housing Payment
(nonrefundable and paid w/ ATD)
Athletics Missed Tutor Appointment Fee  $20

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