Additional Charges 2023-2024

Academic Prelude Program Fee $1,500

Administrative Add/Drop Fee (including non-attendance) $30

Administrative Work Authorization Fee
Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization fee $100
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) extension OPT work authorization fee $200

Admission Deposit (Non-refundable)
Cox School of Business (except Cox Executive M.B.A.) $2,000
Dedman School of Law (J.D. and LL.M.) $750
Deferred Enrollment Fee (Gap Fee)
Lyle School of Engineering   
   Online Network Engineering  $250 
   Online Computer Science with AI Specialization $250 
SMU Abroad

Summer Programs

January Programs

May Programs $1,000

SMU-in-TAOS (All terms)
MSSM Masters of Science Sports Management (offered jointly with Cox School of Business) $700
MSHPM program - Masters of Science in Health Promotion Management - Deposit
EdD - Higher Education Admission Deposit

Advance Housing Payment (Non-refundable) $100

Advanced Placement credit records fee (per course) $25

Application Fee (Non-refundable)
Undergraduate $60
Cox School of Business

Visiting Students, Readmission, Courses for Credit After Graduation $75

International Course Registration $200
Dedman College Graduate $75
Dedman College IEP (English as a Second Language) $75
Dedman School of Law (LL.M. only)
Lyle School of Engineering - Graduate $75
Meadows School of the Arts - Graduate
Simmons School of Education and Human Development $40
Non-degree student application fee $75

Audit (per credit hour)
Undergraduate and Graduate (per term credit hour) $310
Dedman School of Law - Tuition for LLM audited classes (per term credit hour) $1,883
Dedman School of Law - Tuition for JD audited classes (per term credit hour)
Lyle School of Engineering
SMU-in-Taos (all terms)

Direct Charge Policy

SMU permits students to have purchases from the SMU Bookstore charged directly to their miscellaneous student accounts. Charges are billed monthly and are due on the date specified on the bill. Students with outstanding balances on their miscellaneous account will be charged 1.5 percent monthly on the past due balance. Students who have an outstanding balance during their tenure at SMU may lose the privilege to use direct charges from the SMU Bookstore. Students with repeated delinquencies on the account and/or returned checks will lose the privilege for the remainder of their matriculation at SMU.

Fraternity and Sorority Facility Use Fees* Cost varies per chapter
*A facility use fee is a building usage fee charged to ALL members of a fraternity or sorority if their chapter house is owned by SMU

Graduation and Diploma Fees
Late Application to Graduate $30
Replacement Diploma - Bachelor's $45
Replacement Diploma - Master's/Doctoral/Professional $47.50
Certified Diploma (apostille) - 3 copies $15
Reorder Expedited order $25
Express Delivery (different from transcript costs) Cost of Service

Health Center Fee

Required fee Fall and Spring Terms only (per term)

Full-time UG Students (not residing in a residence hall) $115

Part-time UG Students (not residing in a residence hall) $60
All Graduate Students (not residing in a residence hall)

Study Abroad No charge

Taos No charge

Summer (All Students) $60

Health Center No-Show Fee

No-show fee - Medical $20

No-show fee - Counseling $20

The mission of the SMU Health Service is to provide quality, caring, cost effective and convenient ambulatory healthcare and health education services in association with other university departments that promote lifestyles and enhance academic productivity leading to satisfying and rewarding college experiences.

Beginning in fall 2013, a new fee for health services was charged to the student tuition account. The fee is mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the Dallas and Plano campuses, and is separate from any mandatory insurance costs.

For each term (fall and spring), the fee is:
 -  $115 per term for full-time undergraduates
 -  $60 per term for part-time undergraduates
 -  $75 per term for all graduate students

This fee is only assessed to students who do not reside in a residence hall. Otherwise, this fee is incorporated in the student's rent.

The fee allows the University to enhance health care facilities and services for students, including increased access to specialists and mental health counselors.

It is important to note that students also are required to maintain health insurance to cover the costs of specialty care, prescriptions, emergency care, inpatient care, and other off-campus health services. This requirement can be met either by purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits.

All SMU students paying tuition and fees, including the Health Services Fee, are eligible for the following services at no additional cost, and are distinct from those covered by SHIP or a student's private health insurance. Students who are in programs that do not charge fees, including the general student fee and the new Health Services Fee, can pay at the time of service.

Primary care medical services at the Health Center at no additional cost, including:
 -  Medical appointments during weekday hours
 -  Access to convenient pharmacy on the premises
 -  Influenza vaccinations

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), including:
 -  Psychological evaluation and short-term therapy
 -  Initial psychiatric medication evaluation
 -  24-hour crisis on-call services

Health Education programs, including:

 - Alcohol and other drug evaluation and education

 - Nutrition counseling and education

Sexual health and relationships consultation and education


Late Housing Cancellation Charge

Charged to returning students who do not cancel housing contracts before June 1 for the fall and December 15 for spring

5% of
housing contract
Loft Modification $50
Residence Hall Cleaning $50
Lost Key Charges

One Cylinder $50

Two Cylinder $75

Three Cylinder $100

Four Cylinder $125

Five Cylinder or more $150
Repair of Electronic Locks $250
Replacement of Electronic Locks
Lost Key Charge: SMU-in-Taos $50
Room Check-Out Violation (TAOS) $250

International Student Service Fee - per term (Non-refundable)
SEVIS Maintenance Fee for New Exchange Visitors  $200 
International Undergraduate New Student Orientation Fee $100

Library Late Charge (per book) $0.50 per day to $5 per day and cap at $15-$30 depending on item type
(There are lost/replacement charges, processing fees and overdue/late fines that have varying amounts depending on count and type of items involved.)

SMU is committed to the health and well-being of all students. The Student Health Center is here to serve and provide students with medical care while attending the University. In order to ensure that students have appropriate health care coverage, a mandatory health insurance requirement was passed by the President's Executive Council in February 2008. This mandatory health insurance policy requires domestic students, both undergraduate and graduate, enrolled in nine or more credit hours to maintain insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. All international students enrolled in one or more credit hours must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), unless they receive a special waiver personally granted by the SMU Insurance Department. Optional Dental Enrollment will be available via online enrollment through Academic HealthPlans website at



Summer (only)

Dates Covered

08/01/2023 - 12/31/2023

01/01/2024 - 07/31/2024

05/01/2024 - 07/31/2024

Open Enrollment
04/03/2023 - 09/07/2023
11/01/2024 - 02/07/2024
03/29/2024 - 07/02/2024

Waiver Deadline





- Student




Matriculation Fee (Non-refundable)
Undergraduate $300

Mustang StartUp Orientation Fee (Non-refundable)
First-year Student $400
All Transfer Students $400

Student Media

Fall Term

Copy of the Rotunda Yearbook $75

Spring Term

Copy of the Rotunda Yearbook $75

Sports Pack (students paying less than the maximum general student fee) $90

Meadows Art Series $50

Summer Programs:
Internships: Barcelona
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internships: Dublin
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internships: London Business $3,500 not to exceed $5,000
Internships: London Communication $3,500 not to exceed $5,000
Internships: Prague
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internships: Seville $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
Internships: Sydney $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-China $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Costa Rica
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-France $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Germany: Culture, Language, and Engineering
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU STEM Research (includes Dublin and Glasgow) $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-India (summer)
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Italy: Arts $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-London: Communications $1,700 not to exceed $5,000
SMU-in-London: LSE
$3,500 not to exceed $5,000
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $5,000
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Rome & Paris $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-South Africa
$1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Tokyo $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-Tuscany $1,700 not to exceed $3,500
SMU-in-The Mediterranean (3 credit hour program)
$1,700 not to exceed $2,500 
SMU-in-North Africa (3 credit hour program) $1,700 not to exceed $2,500 
SMU-in-India (3 credit hour program) $1,700 not to exceed $2,500 
January and May Program:
SMU-in-India (January Term)
$1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-London: Arts & Culture
$1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-Madrid: Arts & Culture   $1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-The Mediterranean
$1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-Normandy (May Term)
$1,700 not to exceed $2,500
SMU-in-North Africa
$1,700 not to exceed $2,500
**Includes on-site housing, course excursions and other logistics. Some may include meals.$200 medical fee is included in the total fee.

Payment Plan Enrollment Fees
5 Month Payment Plan per term $65
6 Month Payment Plan per term $50
Summer 3 Month Payment Plan $75

Penalty Fees
Athletics Missed Tutor Appointment Fee
Internal Collection Fee
Lyle Weekend Late Penalty (deferred payment accounts) $250
Past Due Fee (student and miscellaneous accounts) 1.5% per month
on unpaid balance

Full-time Students (begins 1st day after add/drop) $200 (+ $50/week)

Part-time Students (begins 1st day after add/drop) $100 (+ $25/week)
Returned Check/Credit Card Chargeback fee $30
Replacement ID (Lost, Stolen, or Damaged) $40

Post Office Box Rental (included in room rate)
Fall and Spring Term (nonresident students and other box holders) per term $52.50
Summer Session (nonresident students and other box holders) per term $42
Full Year - Fall, Spring, and Summer (nonrefundable - all resident students) $97.50
New students entering in Spring Term (nonrefundable - all resident students) $50
Resident Assistant $50

SMU Police Department Fees

Incident Report Copy






Assistance On/Off Campus (per hour)


Open Records Requests

No charge for 50 pages or less

51 pages or more:


Standard paper copy

$.10 per page



Magnetic tape

Actual cost

Data cartridge

Actual cost

Tape cartridge

Actual cost

Rewritable CD


Non-rewritable CD


Digital video disc



$28.50 per hour

Public Information Charge

$15 per hour (charge for locating, compiling, manipulating data, and reproducing public information)





Moving Violation: Reckless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, driving wrong way, no seat belt


Disabled Space


No Parking Zone


Violation of Suspension


Double Parking


Blocking Drive/Crosswalk


Parking on Grass


No Valid Decal


Improperly Displayed Decal


Car Towed/Booted


Parking in Fire Lane


Violation of Timed Parking


Parking in Reserved Space


Fraudulent/Illegal Use of Disabled Permit


Unauthorized area


Vehicle Impoundment

$30 per day

Unregistered License Plate

Parking and ID Card Services
Parking Permits
Annual - Faculty and Staff $410
Annual (students taking more than 9 term credit hours) $370
Spring term only (students taking more than 9 term credit hours) $200
Annual (students taking 9 term credit hours or fewer) $200
Spring term only (students taking 9 term credit hours or fewer) $100
Summer only $50
Parking Department General Fees
Vendors Parking Permit (annual) $100
Contractors Parking Permit (monthly) $40
Special Event Parking $15
Daily Parking Permits ( $ per day rate) $10
Bishop Blvd. Parking $150
Reserved Meter or Space (daily) $25
Reserved Parking space (annual) $820
Departmental guest parking permits (daily) $10
Unregistered License Plate

Microfilm copy $17

Degree Verification Fee
Transcript Fee
Initial request $12.50
Each additional transcript in the same request mailed to the same address $3.50
Each additional transcript in the same request mailed to a different address $12.50
Delivery options additional fees

Electronic pdf

Express delivery U.S.

Express delivery Mexico

Express delivery International