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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.

Alert An organization calling themselves the Student Financial Resource Center is requesting information from continuing and first year students. This is NOT a request from the Department of Education or from SMU. Learn more.

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
C, L, W, (VETERANS) Gordon Brannon
A, F, S Position Vacant
D, I, J, P, R Ashley Griffin
G, H, Q, T, U, X, Y, Z
Penny Griffin
E, M Cindy Luetzow
B, K, N, O, V Deffie Williams

Graduate Advisors

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