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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 $1000 and a Remainder of Commitment that varies based on the type of program a student is doing. SMU Internship: London Business and Communication programs have a remaining commitment fee of $2500 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
|3 credit hours||$4,560 tuition + fee of $1,700 = $6,260|
|6 credit hours||$9,120 tuition + fee of $1,700 = $10,820|
|7 credit hours||$10,640 tuition + fee of $1,700 = $12,340|
|8 credit hours||$12,160 tuition + fee of $1,700 =$13,860|
|Programs in London|
|6 credit hours||$9,120 tuition + fee of $3,500 = $12,620|
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.
For many study abroad programs, you will typically pay within $6000 more or less than you would pay to stay on campus. 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 a what it costs to participate in a particular program, please schedule an appointment with your SMU Abroad Advisor.
Fall - Spring
|12-18 Term Credit Hours||$25,979 flat rate + general student fee*|
|Over 18 Term Credit Hours||$25,979 + $1,668/TCH + general student fee*|
|*Charges are based on the student's academic career/primary academic program.|
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.