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Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate Financial Aid

Working toward, and ultimately earning your graduate degree can be one of the best decisions you will ever make.   Deciding what and where to study can be exhilarating and exciting.  It can also be confusing and stressful, especially when you consider the costs associated with earning an advanced degree.  We believe that your time and energy should be spent focusing on your studies instead of your finances.

The SMU Graduate Financial Aid Office was created to provide graduate students with a reliable resource for information on issues unique to graduate programs.  

Graduate FA Office Location and contact information:

Graduate Financial Aid Office
Expressway Tower Building
6116 North Central Expressway, Suite 1096
Southeast Corner of SMU Blvd and N. Central Expressway,
214-768-2644 Office Main
214-768-4119 Office Fax


Graduate Programs Advisors: (Caseloads are assigned by the School and Program of Study).

Meredith Turner, Associate Director
  Business, Theology, Engineering, Arts
Charmissa Edmun-Haynes, Sr. Financial Aid Advisor
  Law, Humanities/Sciences, Education and Human Dev.,
Research & Graduate Studies, Game Design (Guildhall)

Reminders and Deadlines

Summer 2016 Financial Aid

  • 2015-2016 FAFSA on file (
  • Graduate Summer Financial Aid Request form found online in the FORMS LIBRARY under Summer 2016
  • If utilizing a Federal PLUS loan, complete a new PLUS credit application and MNP at
    • Use 2015-2016 academic year and the 5/16 -8/16 loan period

2016 – 2017 Financial Aid (All Terms beginning in August 2016 – July 2017)