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    Southern Methodist University

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    $81,074,
    Sticker Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $40,452
    Net Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $19,500
    Median Debt
    Cost of Attendance

    Costs

    Tuition
    $60,236
    Books & Supplies
    $800
    Room & Board
    $17,438
    Other
    $2,600
    Total
    $81,074

    The sticker price at SMU is $81,074. This sticker price includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.


    It’s also important to note that the cost of attendance can vary from year to year and typically it will rise over your four years in college. With that said, your financial aid will also be recalculated every year to take any price increases, as well as any changes in your financial situation, into account.

    Southern Methodist University Financial Aid

    Students who are applying for financial aid at SMU need to submit both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA), as well as the CSS Profile.


    The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, and students should apply as soon as they can! The FAFSA uses financial information from the prior, prior year which means that you don’t need to wait for the year to end and can use last year’s financial information.


    The FAFSA code for SMU is 003613 and the CSS Profile Code is 6660.


    It should be noted that while the FAFSA is free, the CSS Profile does require an application fee. However, students can qualify for a CSS Profile application fee waiver if the cost will present a financial hardship for the students’ family.


    If you are looking for more information on how to complete the FAFSA or the CSS Profile, check out these resources:


    National Merit Scholarships

    If you scored exceptionally high on the PSAT/NMSQT, you may have been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Did you know that this distinction could earn you a scholarship at Southern Methodist University? SMU offers scholarship money to National Merit Scholarship Finalists, although terms may vary. Some schools require you to list them as your first choice in order to receive the benefit, and others may impose additional need-based or academic requirements. Be sure to check SMU's website for more information!

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    Pell Grants at Southern Methodist University

    9% of students at Southern Methodist University receive Pell Grants, which are awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (students who have a bachelor’s or professional degree are not eligible). Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a Pell Grant, students will need to submit their FAFSA. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, you’ll see it listed in your financial aid award letter if you are accepted to Southern Methodist University.


    You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

    Outside Scholarships

    SMU students can also apply for outside scholarships to fund their education. Outside scholarships are awards that are offered by private and non-profit organizations. If you want to see what outside scholarships you are eligible for, check out these resources:


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