The Financial Aid Process

How to Accept/Decline Financial Aid

  1. Go to my.SMU, Click “Login” and enter your Login ID (8 digit Student ID Number) and Password (same password as email) and click “Login”

  2. Click the Financial Aid tile on the Student Homepage

  3. Select the Financial Aid Year for which you wish to view awards. The most current Aid Year is selected by default.

 

Mobile Desktop
  1. Choose the “Outstanding Offers” page

  2. Click the award you wish to Accept/Decline, this will open the award decision window

  3. Choose to Accept or Decline the award in the award decision dropdown

  4. Some awards may have the option to be reduced. If so, the box next to Reduce will enable once the award has been accepted.

  5. To save the Accept/Decline action, click the “Submit” button in the top right corner

  6. Repeat for each outstanding award
  1. Choose the “Accept/Decline” page

  2. In order to Accept, Decline, or Reduce awards, the edit pencil in the top left corner must be selected before changes can be made.

  3. To Accept or Decline All Awards, click the “Actions” button and select Accept All or Decline All

  4. To Accept or Decline individual awards: dropdown boxes appear in the Award Decision column

  5. Choose whether to accept or decline the award

  6. Some awards may have the option to be reduced. If so, the box in the Reduce column will enable once the award has been accepted.

  7. To save the Accept/Decline actions, click the “Submit” button at the top of the page


For instructions including screenshots - click here

If your award package includes a Federal Plus estimate or Private/Alternative Loan eligibility, please refer to the
Loan Options page of the SMU website for more details.

For questions or concerns regarding accepting your financial aid, we are here for you.
enrol_serv@smu.edu or call 214-768-3417