Additional Charges 2016-2017

AARO Orientation Fee (Non-refundable)
First-year Student $335
All Transfer Students $170
Academic Prelude Program Fee $1,500
Administrative Add/Drop Fee (including nonattendance) $30
Administrative Work Authorization Fee
Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization fee $100
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) extension OPT work authorization fee $100
Admission Deposit (Non-refundable)
Simmons School of Education and Human Development, MSSM
Cox School of Business (except Cox Executive M.B.A.) $1,000
Cox Executive M.B.A. $2,800
Dedman School of Law (J.D. and LL.M.) $400
Deferred Enrollment Fee (Gap Fee)
SMU Abroad

One- and two-term programs $1,000

Summer programs $1,000
Advance Housing Payment (Non-refundable) $100
Advanced Placement credit records fee (per course) $25
Application Fee (Non-refundable)
Undergraduate $60
SMU Abroad (non-SMU students) $50
Cox School of Business

Visiting Students, Readmission, Courses for Credit After Graduation $75

International Course Registration $200
Dedman College Graduate $75
Dedman College IEP (English as a Second Language) $50
Dedman School of Law (J.D. and LL.M.) $75
Lyle School of Engineering - Graduate $75
Meadows School of the Arts $75
Perkins School of Theology (C.M.M., M.Div., M.T.S., D.Min.) $50
Simmons School of Education and Human Development $35
Audit (per credit hour)
Undergraduate and Graduate (per term credit hour) $310
Dedman School of Law (per term credit hour) $1,521
Lyle School of Engineering (Fall 16 & Spring 17)
Lyle School of Engineering (Summer 2016)
May & August Term 2016
June Summer Term 2016

Direct Charge Policy

SMU permits students to have purchases from the SMU Bookstore charged directly to their miscellaneous student accounts. Charges are billed monthly and are due on the date specified on the bill. Students with outstanding balances on their miscellaneous account will be charged 1.5 percent monthly on the past due balance. Students who have an outstanding balance during their tenure at SMU may lose the privilege to use direct charges from the SMU Bookstore. Students with repeated delinquencies on the account and/or returned checks will lose the privilege for the remainder of their matriculation at SMU.

Education Doctorate Orientation Fee (Non-refundable)
Education Doctorate Orientation Fee $250
Fraternity and Sorority Facility Use Fees* Cost varies per chapter
*A facility use fee is a building usage fee charged to ALL members of a fraternity or sorority if their chapter house is owned by SMU
Graduation and Diploma Fees
Late Application to Graduate $30
Replacement Diploma - Bachelor's $45
Replacement Diploma - Master's/Doctoral/Professional $47.50
Certified Diploma (apostille) - 3 copies $15
Reorder Expedited order $25
Express Delivery (different from transcript costs) Cost of Service
Health Center Fee

Required fee Fall and Spring Terms only (per term)

Full-time UG Students (not residing in a residence hall) $100

Part-time UG Students (not residing in a residence hall) $50
All Graduate Students (not residing in a residence hall)

Study Abroad No charge

Taos No charge

The Guildhall (Fall 2013 forward incoming class only) $50

Summer (All Students) $50

Health Center No-Show Fee

No-show fee - Medical $20

No-show fee - Counseling $20
The mission of the SMU Health Service is to provide quality, caring, cost effective and convenient ambulatory healthcare and health education services in association with other university departments that promote lifestyles and enhance academic productivity leading to satisfying and rewarding college experiences.

Beginning in fall 2013, a new fee for health services was charged to the student tuition account. The fee is mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the Dallas and Plano campuses, and is separate from any mandatory insurance costs.

For each term (fall and spring), the fee is:
  • $100 per term for full-time undergraduates
  • $50 per term for part-time undergraduates
  • $50 per term for all graduate students

This fee is only assessed to students who do not reside in a residence hall. Otherwise, this fee is incorporated in the student's rent.

The fee allows the University to enhance health care facilities and services for students, including increased access to specialists and mental health counselors.

It is important to note that students also are required to maintain health insurance to cover the costs of specialty care, prescriptions, emergency care, inpatient care, and other off-campus health services. This requirement can be met either by purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits.

All SMU students paying tuition and fees, including the Health Services Fee, are eligible for the following services at no additional cost, and are distinct from those covered by SHIP or a student's private health insurance. Students who are in programs that do not charge fees, including the general student fee and the new Health Services Fee, can pay at the time of service.

Primary care medical services at the Health Center at no additional cost, including:
  • Medical appointments during weekday hours
  • Access to convenient pharmacy on the premises
  • Influenza vaccinations
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), including:
  • Psychological evaluation and short-term therapy
  • Initial psychiatric medication evaluation
  • 24-hour crisis on-call services
Health Education programs, including:
  • Alcohol and other drug evaluation and education
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Sexual health and relationships consultation and education
Late Housing Cancellation Charge 5% of
housing contract
Loft Modification $50
Dorm Cleaning $50
Lost Key Charges

One Cylinder $50

Two Cylinder $75

Three Cylinder $100

Four Cylinder $125

Five Cylinder or more $150
Repair of Electronic Locks $250
Replacement of Electronic Locks
Lost Key Charge: SMU-in-Taos $50
Room Check-Out Violation (TAOS) $50
Insurance for SMU Abroad(included in total fee for program)
Enrollment for Full Academic Year $200
Enrollment for less than Full Academic Year $200
International Student Fee (per term) $50
Library Late Charge (per book) .50 per day max. $15

(There are lost/replacement charges, processing fees and overdue/late fines that have varying amounts depending on count and type of items involved.)

SMU is committed to the health and well-being of all students. The Student Health Center is here to serve and provide students with medical care while attending the University. In order to ensure that students have appropriate health care coverage, a mandatory health insurance requirement was passed by the President's Executive Council in February 2008. This mandatory health insurance policy requires domestic students, both undergraduate and graduate, enrolled in nine or more credit hours to maintain insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. All international students enrolled in one or more credit hours must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), unless they receive a special waiver personally granted by the SMU Insurance Department.

SMU has partnered with Academic HealthPlans and BlueCross BlueShield of Texas to offer those students in need of health insurance coverage a student-focused comprehensive medical plan designed to provide convenient and affordable access to medical care whether students are at school, at home or traveling or studying abroad. To view the SHIP benefits brochure, please visit

SMU's mandatory policy requires those students with enrolled status mentioned above to provide documentation of comparable current insurance coverage or to enroll in the SHIP on a term basis. Students will do so by selecting the "Health Insurance" button in the Student Center component of my.SMU after they have enrolled for classes each term. Domestic students already maintaining their own private coverage must waive SHIP coverage prior to the deadlines, which are September 7 for fall 2016 and February 7 for spring 2017, in order to avoid automatic enrollment into SHIP and thereby having the semi-annual premium of $1,304 applied to their University accounts.

Spring/Summer Summer (only)
Dates Covered
8/13/16 - 1/9/17
1/10/17 - 8/12/17
5/17/17 - 8/12/17
9/7/16 2/7/17
Rate $1,304 $1,304 $629
Matriculation Fee (Non-refundable)
Undergraduate $250
Student Media

Fall Term

Option A: Fall and spring subscription to Campus Weekly and a copy of the Rotunda Yearbook $170

Option B: Copy of the Rotunda Yearbook $75

Spring Term

Option A: Single spring subscription toCampus Weekly and a copy of the Rotunda Yearbook $130

Option B: Copy of the Rotunda Yearbook $75

Sports Pack (students paying less than the maximum general student fee) $90

Meadows Art Series $30

Other Program Costs for SMU Abroad **
Internships: Dublin
Internships: London Business $3,500
Internships: London Communication $3,500
Internships: Sydney $3,500
SMU-in-China $1,700
SMU-in-Costa Rica
SMU-in-France $1,700
SMU-in-Germany: Culture, Language, and Engineering
SMU-in-Italy: Archaeology II $1,700
SMU-in-Italy: Archaeology I $1,700
SMU-in-Italy: Arts $1,700
SMU-in-London: Communications $1,700
SMU-in-Paris $1,700
SMU-in-Seville $1,700

**Includes on-site housing, course excursions and other logistics. Some may include meals.$200 medical fee is included in the total fee.

Payment Plan Enrollment Fees
4 Month Payment Plan per term $75
5 Month Payment Plan per term $65
6 Month Payment Plan per term $50
8 Month Payment Plan per year $150
10 Month Payment Plan per year $130
12 Month Payment Plan per year $100
Summer Payment Plan $75
Internal Payment Plan Fee $75
Internal Collection Fee
Penalty Fees
Late Payment Fee (student account outstanding balances
$250 to $999.99)
Late Payment Fee (student account outstanding balances $1,000 to $5,000) $150
Late Payment Fee (student account outstanding balances
over $5,000)
3% (up to max $750)
Lyle Weekend Late Penalty (deferred payment accounts) $250
Past Due Fee (student and miscellaneous accounts) 1.5% per month
on unpaid balance

Full-time Students (begins 1st day after add/drop) $200 (+ $50/week)

Part-time Students (begins 1st day after add/drop) $100 (+ $25/week)
Returned Check/Credit Card Chargeback fee $30
Replacement ID (Lost, Stolen, or Damaged) $30
Replacement Parking Permit $30
PONY EXPRESS Cash Processing Fee (nongraduating students) $30
Transit Pass $5
Transit Pass Replacement $30
Post Office Box Rental (included in room rate)
Fall and Spring Term (nonresident students and other box holders) per term $45
Summer Session (nonresident students and other box holders) per term $35
Full Year - Fall, Spring, and Summer (nonrefundable - all resident students) $85
New students entering in Spring Term (nonrefundable - all resident students) $45
Resident Assistant $45
SMU Police Department Fees
Incident Report Copy $10
Fingerprints $25
Moving Violation $60

Reckless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, driving wrong way, no seat belt
Disabled Space $300
No Parking Zone $50
Violation of Suspension $80
Double Parking $50
Blocking Drive/Crosswalk $50
Parking on Grass $50
No Valid Decal $50
Improperly Displayed Decal $30
Car Towed/Booted $80
Parking in Fire Lane $150
Violation of Timed Parking $30
Vehicle Impoundment $30/day
Parking and ID Card Services
Parking Permits
Annual (students taking more than 9 term credit hours) $300
Spring term only (students taking more than 9 term credit hours) $160
Annual (students taking 9 term credit hours or fewer) $160
Spring term only (students taking 9 term credit hours or fewer) $80
Summer only $50
Replacement Permit
Microfilm copy $17
Degree Verification Fee
Transcript Fee
Initial request $12.25
Each additional transcript in the same request mailed to the same address $3.50
Each additional transcript in the same request mailed to a different address $12.25
Delivery options additional fees
Electronic pdf
Express delivery U.S.
Express delivery Mexico
Express delivery International