In order to be considered for need based aid, applicants must have been admitted to a degree program prior to June 1 and completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Enter the SMU school code (003613) when completing this online form. Please be reminded that the Office of Admissions must receive FAFSA results as soon as possible after January 1st but no later than July 1st. Awards are given on a first come, first served basis.
There are also many outside scholarships that are need based. Students are encouraged to apply and to give careful attention to deadlines and requirements for these scholarships.
Need Based Outside Scholarships