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Dear Members of the SMU Community:

In order to assist families with tuition costs, SMU and Higher One have partnered on your behalf to provide a variety of payment options. In order to avoid a late payment fee of up to 3% of the unpaid balance, please consider one of the below payment options or make full payment directly to SMU by the SMU payment due date. Please be advised there are no payment plans available for Jan Term, May Term, and August Term.

Twelve Month Payment Plan - This annual plan permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 12 installments (6 installments per term) beginning July 1 through December 1 for fall and beginning January 1 through June 1 for spring. The enrollment fee is $100. The deadline to enroll in this plan is August 10.

Ten Month Payment Plan - This annual plan permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 10 installments (5 installments per term) beginning August 1 through December 1 for fall and beginning January 1 through May 1 for spring. The enrollment fee is $130. The deadline to enroll in this plan is August 10.

Eight Month Payment Plan - This annual plan permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 8 installments (4 installments per term) beginning August 15 through November 15 for fall and beginning January 15 through April 15 for spring. The enrollment fee is $150. The deadline to enroll in this plan is September 30 (please note that if you enroll after the SMU payment due date you will be assessed a late payment fee and a hold will be placed on your student account).

Six Month Payment Plan - This term plan permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 6 installments beginning July 1 through December 1 for fall and beginning January 1 through June 1 for spring. The enrollment fee is $50 per term. The deadline to enroll in this plan is August 10 for fall and January 10 for spring.

Five Month Payment Plan - This term plan permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 5 installments beginning August 1 through December 1 for fall and beginning January 1 through May 1 for spring. The enrollment fee is $65 per term. The deadline to enroll in this plan is August 10 for fall and January 10 for spring.

Four Month Payment Plan - This term plan permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 4 installments beginning August 15 through November 15 for fall and beginning January 15 through April 15 for spring. The enrollment fee is $75 per term. The deadline to enroll in this plan is September 30 for fall and January 31 for spring (please note that if you enroll after the SMU payment due date you will be assessed a late payment fee and a hold will be placed on your student account).

This summer plan (not available for Jan Term, May Term or August Term) permits payment of tuition, fees, housing and dining in 3 installments: May 15, June 15, and July 15. The enrollment fee is $75. The deadline to enroll in this plan is June 10 (please note that the summer payment plan may overlap with the fall and spring plans so please plan accordingly should you decide to enroll).

Payment Plan enrollment is online only. Please go to: www.tuitionpaymentplan.com/smu and select a payment plan that best fits your needs. Payment plans are for fall, spring and summer semesters (not available for Jan Term, May Term or August Term).

In order to avoid a late payment fee of up to 3% of the unpaid balance, please consider one of these payment options above or make full payment directly to SMU by the SMU payment due date. If you enroll after the first installment is due, you must be prepared to pay all past installment payments plus the non-refundable enrollment fee.

All monthly payment plan payments must be made directly to Higher One (www.tuitionpaymentplan.com/smu - Select "Manage your payment plan" or call Higher One at 1-877-279-6092).

Further financial information can be found on the Bursar's website (http://www.smu.edu/bursar). You can meet with a Student Account Advisor in the Laura Lee Blanton Student Services' Building or call 214-768-3417 for assistance.

Higher One Payment Plan Fees:

    Non-Refundable Enrollment Fee
    Credit Card By Phone or Online – All major credit cards accepted. A tiered credit card fee will apply.
    Monthly Late Fee: $25
    Other fees may apply