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Cost and Aid
January, May & Summer
SMU tuition is charged according to the number of credit hours for all January, May, and Summer programs. There is a nonrefundable Initial Commitment fee of $1,000 and a Remainder of Commitment that varies based on the type of program a student is doing. SMU Internship: London Business and Communication and SMU-in-London: LSE programs have a remaining commitment fee of $2,500 while other January, May and summer programs have a remaining commitment fee of $700. Please note all pre-departure expenses must be paid by the student. No financial aid should be expected for program deposits, early purchase of airline tickets, passport application fees, etc.
In some cases, for hybrid programs the cost of housing and meals is charged by a partner provider.
January, May & Summer 2023
|3 credit hours||$4,827 tuition + fee of $1,700 = $6,527|
|6 credit hours||$9,654 tuition + fee of $1,700 = $11,354|
|7 credit hours||$11,263 tuition + fee of $1,700 = $12,963|
|8 credit hours||$12,872 tuition + fee of $1,700 =$14,572|
|SMU-in-London: LSE and SMU Internships: London Business and Communication|
|6 credit hours||$9,654 tuition + fee of $3,500 = $13,154|
To see updated tuition amounts, please visit the Bursar website.
Students attending SMU Abroad programs during the summer are eligible for a pro-rated amount of their merit scholarship and SMU Opportunity Grant. Federal loans not utilized during the fall/spring of that academic year may also be used. For information on how your need and merit based financial aid will apply to the January programs, please speak with your financial aid advisor.
Semester & Academic Year
All SMU semester study abroad students will be charged SMU tuition and fees for the semester abroad.
You are charged the standard SMU tuition and fees at the 12-18 credit hour rate (the same as if on campus). Rather than paying for housing and living expenses here in Dallas, you instead pay for them in your host country. Please note all pre-departure expenses must be paid by the student. No financial aid should be expected for program deposits, early purchase of airline tickets, passport application fees, etc.
All semester students will have access to an Estimated Student Budget Sheet. If you would like a breakdown of what it costs to participate in a particular program, please schedule an appointment with your SMU Abroad Advisor.
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024
|12-18 Term Credit Hours||$28,606 flat rate + general student fee*|
|Over 18 Term Credit Hours||$28,606 + $1,836/TCH + general student fee*|
*Charges are based on the student's academic career/primary academic program. To see updated tuition amounts, please visit the Bursar website.
Students attending SMU Abroad semester programs may receive the same financial aid and scholarships that they are eligible for during a fall/spring here at SMU. Additional aid may be available if you will incur expenses beyond what you typically pay on-campus. Please discuss this with your financial aid advisor. Students are also eligible for scholarships through their program provider. If you are studying abroad directly with a foreign university, inquire with the contact there as many have small awards for US students.