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SMU allows a matriculated undergraduate full-time (12-18 credit hours) student to prepay a minimum of two years and up to five years of tuition and general student fees at the current year rate. It covers Fall and Spring terms only.

  • Prepayment amount is due on the payment due date for Fall term; or, if the current Fall term has already been paid in full by the payment due date, the remaining terms must be fully paid by the last day of October of the current school year.

  • Scholarships and grants may not be used to reduce the prepayment amount.

  • If the student withdraws or is dismissed from SMU, the unused credit in the Parent's prepayment account will be refunded to the signatory on the Enrollment Form, after the student's account has been completely paid in full.

For information on the SMU Prepayment Plan, please inquire by emailing Eartha Walls at ewalls@smu.edu.

Gift Tax Exclusion

Under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 2503(e)(2)(A), a direct transfer of funds to an educational institution such as SMU to be applied to cover the present and/or future costs of tuition for a college or university student does not count as a "gift" for federal gift tax purposes, including the $14,000 per year exclusion. Please contact your personal tax advisor for more information.

The account listed below is "for wire transfer payments only." ACH transactions are not allowed on this account. If you are trying to make an ACH transaction, please click Make Payment above and process your payment through SMUpay. Please provide the information listed below to your bank when processing a wire payment.

    Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase

    Bank Address: One Manhattan Plaza, New York, NY 10004

    Bank of ABA Number: 021000021

    Account Number: 817251465

    Swift Code: CHASUS33

    Account Name: SMU - Transfer Account

Please include SMU student ID number and student name. This will enable SMU to post the payment to the correct account.

International Wires can be made through our new process under International Wire Instructions. This new process will save money on bank fees and exchange rates compared to processing your wire through your bank into our domestic wire account.

International Student Account Wires Only (SMU Peer Transfer)

SMU has partnered with Peer Transfer to process our international student wires. This process is supposed to save you money on bank fees and exchange rates compared to processing your wire through your bank into our domestic wire account.

Student needs to Login to Access.SMU.

In Student Self-Service, select Student Center.

Under Finances, select Account Summary.

Select Term Balances for the Term you would like to view under the student account.

Select SMUpay to go to the billing and payment system.

To make a payment through an International Wire on your student account, select SMU Peer Transfer at the bottom of the screen.

Proceed with entering the information requested by peerTransfer. Please provide the correct Student SMUID number for the payment to be applied correctly to your student account. The payment will post to your student account within 24 hours of the payment status being updated in peerTransfer to delivered. Payments need to be paid far enough in advance in order to be posted to your account by the payment due date.

You can also use the link below but you will not be able to view the current balance you owe unless you go through Access.SMU. Please provide the correct Student SMUID number for the payment to be applied correctly to your student account.

Peer Transfer Link (https://www.peertransfer.com/school/smu/)

To view information regarding payment plans, please click here.