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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,089 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,050 tuition
$13,539 on campus room & board
$800 books
$4,700 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$56,089 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,050 tuition
$13,539 on campus room & board
$800 books
$4,700 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,687 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($5,737 avg)
17% get state aid ($4,363 avg)
77% get institn'l aid ($21,687 avg)
35% get loans ($7,693 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.89% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.89% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $23,655 77%
Federal Grant Aid $5,737 15%
Pell Grants $4,100 15%
Other Federal Grants $1,789 14%
Institution Grant Aid $21,687 77%
State Grant Aid $4,363 17%
Student Loans $7,693 35%
Federal Loans $5,279 34%
Other Loans $11,229 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southern Methodist University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
6425 Boaz St
Dallas, TX 75275-0221
(214) 768-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,548
Out of State $1,548


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Christopher from Dallas, TX
  • Nov-15-2013 I am a current student here

    SMU has quite a hefty price tag, unfortunately, but it goes to pretty good use. All students get the Office Suite, plus accessible professors, meaning they're paid to be there when you need them. The food options aren't bad, and there are nice amenities like Giddy-Up, a golf cart service which provides late night rides across campus for all students, 7 days a week. There's a lot of safety on campus, and a lot of really awesome free events, including all the sports games and campus traditions, plus big-name concerts (most recently, B.o.B.).

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  • 3
  • Dawn from Houston, TX
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not entirely sure, to be honest. The school's pretty expensive, and I don't think I've been here long enough to actually decide whether all that money was worth it. I'm glad to be here, don't get me wrong, but I'm still not sure just yet.

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  • Engineer from Dallas, TX
  • Aug-19-2013 I am a current student here

    SMU is extremely expensive and with the lavish lifestyle of many of its students there is a lot of money to be spent. However, yoou do get what you pay for the school offers amazing programs that really drive students to succeed.

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