Cost of Attendance

Withdrawal/Cancellation Info

Students desiring to withdraw from the University should visit the University Registrar’s website for specific information about the withdrawal process: https://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/Enrollment/.  Please refer to the Tuition and General Student Fees Schedule for Regular Withdrawals/Cancellation tabs for the refund schedule.

Students desiring to withdraw from the University due to medical reasons should visit University Registrar’s website for specific information about the medical withdrawal process: https://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/Enrollment/

Medical withdrawals and mandatory administrative withdrawals allow a prorated refund of tuition and fees that is calculated using a daily percentage rate. The rate is used in conjunction with the number of remaining instruction days as outlined on the academic calendar for each respective career and/or program.

A student who officially cancels his or her enrollment or withdraws from the University is charged only a portion of tuition and fees based on the effective date of the cancellation or withdrawal. Please refer to the following tables for the schedule:

Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), EHD, HART, IEP, LAW Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 5th day of term 90%
6th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term -0-
Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 5th day of term 90%
6th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term -0-
MS in Data Science Portion Returned
1st through 6th day of term 100%
After 6th day of term -0-

MS in Data Science Portion Returned
1st through 6th day of term 100%
After 6th day of term -0-

Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), EHD, HART, IEP, LAW GR and UG Online GR Dallas, UG Dallas/New York and EHD Theology
Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100% 100% 100%
1st day of term 50% 50% -0-
2nd day of term 50% -0- -0-
After 2nd day of term -0- -0- -0-

Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), COX, EHD, LAW except IEP and SMU-in-Taos Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st day of term 50%
After 1st day of term -0-
IEP Intensive English Program Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 2nd day of term 50%
After 2nd day of term -0-
SMU-in-Taos Portion Returned
Prior to arrival date 100%
Arrival date -0-
After arrival date -0-

Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), EHD, HART, IEP, LAW Full Summer Session June and July Sessions June A, June B, July A and July B Sessions
Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of session 100% 100% 100%
1st day of session 50% 50% 50%
2nd day of session 50% 50% -0-
3rd through 4th day of session 50% -0- -0-
After 4th day of session -0- -0- -0-
Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 6th day of term 90%
7th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term -0-
EHD, HART, IEP, LAW, THEO Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 2nd day of term 50%
After 2nd day of term -0-
MS in Data Science Portion Returned
1st through 6th day of term 100%
After 6th day of term -0-
SMU-in-Taos Portion Returned
Prior to arrival date 100%
Arrival date -0-
After arrival date -0-

Dedman School of Law Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st day of term 50%
1st day of term -0-
SMU-in-Taos Portion Returned
Prior to arrival date 100%
Arrival date -0-
After arrival date -0-

SMU Abroad programs have a "NO REFUND" policy after the start of the program and follow refund schedule on application

SMU-in-Taos programs follow the refund schedule on applications

IEP career shares the same schedule for May Term and Summer

MS in Data Science program follows the same schedule for Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer terms

Graduate Cox programs follow Fall/Spring schedule for Fall/Spring/Summer terms

This schedule falls within the recommended withdrawal policy of the American Council of Education