Undergraduate costs

Undergraduate costs for 2022-2023

Three out of four SMU students receive scholarships and/or financial aid (including academic- and need-based).

Tuition and fees $61,980
Average housing and dining   $17,750
Total $79,730

Housing cost depends on choice of residence halls.

Tuition and fees cover about two-thirds of the cost of an SMU education. The remainder is covered by endowments, gifts and other annual revenues.


Competitive academic scholarship programs include the President’s Scholars, Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars, and scholarships offered by SMU’s individual schools.