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Semester Payment And Withdrawal Policies

All SMU semester study abroad students will be charged SMU semester tuition and fees for the semester abroad, and they will receive SMU credit and grades for courses taken abroad. Read more about the Home School Tuition policy here.



Fall: October 2-March 1

Spring: March 2-October 1


You may be required by the provider or institution abroad to make a deposit to confirm your participation and placement in the program. These amounts will vary.

Room and Board

Housing (and meals, for some programs) will be billed by the program provider or abroad institution.

Final Payment

(SMU tuition and student fees)


Your final payment must be submitted by the due date for undergraduates on campus, as determined by the SMU Bursar.

Just as you would pay tuition and fees if on campus, make payment through SMUPay using electronic check or credit card:

Cancellation before start of program*

If a student decides not to participate after the final payment but before a program starts, student will be responsible for any non-recoverable expenses incurred by SMU or school abroad on his or her behalf.

Withdrawals after start of program*

Student will forfeit 100% of deposit, tuition and student fee to SMU.


*To cancel participation in a program, a student must immediately notify SMU Abroad in writing at:

(Please be aware that our policies may change from year to year)