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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office at Southern Methodist University is committed to serving students by providing information to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals and financial obligations to the university. Our financial aid advisors offer personal attention to help explore a multitude of available scholarships, grants, loans, and payment plans.


All Students:
The Office of Financial Aid is currently accepting Inter-Term and Summer Term Requests for Financial Aid. The online applications can be found in the FA Forms Library, under the section entitled “2017 Summer Forms”.

Undergraduate Students:
May/Summer & August term(s) Financial Aid Enrollment Requirements have changed. Click here for detailed summer term financial aid information.

The goal of the financial aid program at SMU is to provide financial assistance to students who would not be able to attend college without aid. The university expects that students and parents will contribute to the fullest extent of their ability from income and assets. When considering ways to fund their college education, students should explore all possibilities and adhere to application deadlines. It is the responsibility of the student to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Profile in a timely manner.

Advising Hours without an appointment

  • Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Undergraduate Advisors

First Initial of Your Last Name Advisor
A, D, I, J, P, R Ashley Griffin-Ruiz
B, F, K, N, O, V Deffie Williams
C, E, L, W, Veterans Gordon Brannon
S Kara Lewis
G, H, M, Q, T, U, X, Y, Z
Penny Griffin

Graduate Advisors

Area Advisor
Business, Theology, Engineering, Meadows Meredith Turner
Law, Dedman, Simmons, Research Studies, Hart Charmissa Edmun-Ajakaiye