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Southern Methodist University 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

$23,294 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
78% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($5,054 avg)
16% get state aid ($3,999 avg)
74% get institn'l aid ($23,294 avg)
32% get loans ($7,747 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 $24,947 74%
Federal Grant Aid $5,054 15%
Pell Grants $4,258 15%
Other Federal Grants $1,929 6%
Institution Grant Aid $23,294 74%
State Grant Aid $3,999 16%
Student Loans $7,747 32%
Federal Loans $5,538 32%
Other Loans $16,623 5%

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
  • 3
  • Fairooz from Lewisville, TX
  • Jan-17-2015 I am a current student here

    SMU is a well financed small school so it has smaller class sizes. It is easier to get to know your professors. Despite the fact that the school is small, there are a lot of fantastic opportunities from studying abroad to internships. But the school is very expensive.

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  • Gillian from Milford, TX
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Okay, to be fair SMU is really expensive. And though I love it so much, it is really hard to justify charging that much for any university, no matter how amazing it is.

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  • 3
  • Dylan from Indiana
  • Oct-20-2014 I am a current student here

    SMU is definitely expensive. There is no doubt about it. However they provide numerous scholarships for academics and athletics, as well as financial aid. Don't be scared to apply due to the cost- the last they can do is not offer you any scholarships, which is highly unlikely.

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  • 4
  • Katherine from Renton, WA
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The scholarships really make this education worth it. The original price tag is a little alarming but very few people actually pay full price. The education and opportunities received from SMU make it extremely valuable.

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  • Elisabeth from Dallas, TX
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    My level of learning and opportunities would not have been available at a State College so the extra I pay is worth it.

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