Rates and Fees

Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH) offers a number of different housing options at different price points across all of our communities.

Please be aware that rates and fees are subject to change.

Review housing rates

Information about room rates for any of our housing options is available to view on the SMU Bursar's website.

Explore common housing fees

While not an exhaustive list of housing fees, below are the housing fees commonly assessed.


Fee Name



Nonrefundable advanced housing payment


New undergraduates pay this as part of the admission deposit

Cancellation penalty

Varies per cancellation date as outlined in the Housing License Agreement and here

Charged if a student cancels their housing contract after the posted cancellation date

Mailbox service


Annual fee for an on-campus PO Box provided via Mail and Copy Central

Lost key / lock change


Residents who lose their room key and/or need a lock change

Lock-out service


Should you be locked out of your room and need to be keyed in afterhours, our staff is available to assist with lockout services

Damage charges


Damages identified upon check-out that are beyond normal wear and tear and that were not identified on the Room Inventory Inspection at check-in


If you believe there has been an error, you can make an appeal related to damages or charges.