Welcome Parents!

We look forward to having you as part of the Mustang Family!

Parents, please find the New Student Checklist here. This is a checklist of items that students who have paid their deposit need to complete before they start classes this fall.


We strive to reward your student’s academic achievement and consider your family’s financial circumstances as we work with you to support your student’s educational goals. If you have not already done so, please follow these instructions:

Simply submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile™ by your chosen application deadline: November 1 for Early Decision I and Early Action or January 15 for Early Decision II or Regular Decision. These are priority deadlines.

1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
U.S. and dual citizens and permanent residents seeking eligibility for federal and state sources of aid must submit the FAFSA each year. Visit fafsa.gov to file the FAFSA. Use SMU school code 003613.

2. The CSS Profile™
For SMU opportunity grants, you must submit a CSS Profile™ financial application each year. This will give our financial aid advisors more information to further assess your financial need. There is a $25 cost for completing the CSS Profile™. Visit cssprofile.org to file the CSS Profile™. Use SMU school code 6660.

Learn more about the financial aid process at SMU. 


As you start to make plans for your student's first semester at SMU, you are probably curious about the orientation process for first-year students. Learn more about Mustang StartUp and Stampede.


Learn more about parent resources by visiting the parent resources tab on the admission website.