International Students are required to submit proof of financial funds sufficient to cover one year of estimated expenses. These estimated expenses are broken down into three categories: Tuition & fees, living expenses and other required expenses by the University (Health insurance and/or miscellaneous expenses based on your field of study). For information on what documents are acceptable as proof of funds please review our video “Request an I-20 from SMU”
Please note: The information below are estimated expenses and should only serve as a point of reference. Amounts may vary depending on the individual student’s degree plan, choice of housing and specific program of study.
2023-2024 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Programs
2023-2024 Cost of Attendance for Graduate Programs
Tuition rates and fees for Graduate programs vary depending on your academic program. To determine exact direct costs, please see the University Bursar’s Direct Cost of Attendance page.
Calculating your Estimated Cost of Living Expenses:
This chart DOES NOT include the cost of tuition and fees. Please visit the Bursar's website to determine the tuition and fees for your program.
2023-2024 Estimated Living Expenses for Dependents