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May & Summer Abroad Programs 2021 Payments

SMU Abroad payment and cancellation policies for May and Summer are outlined below. SMU Abroad payment policies slightly differ from policies on campus. Where it is possible to withdraw from a Dallas course up to the first day of classes without financial penalty, withdrawing from a study abroad program after any payment has been made will have financial consequences, with the amount of the payment determined by the date of withdrawal. Therefore, we advise students, and any other relevant parties, to review the information on how, when, and how much to pay prior to making any payments.

Scholarships and financial aid will not pay commitment fees on students’ behalf. If a later receive a scholarship, loan, or financial aid, students may be reimburse for payments already made.

February 15, 2021 before midnight CST: Initial Commitment Fee of $1,000 is due. This fee is non-refundable. Commitment fees must be paid through the SMU Abroad application system. If the first payment is not made by the deadline, the student’s application will be withdrawn and the program director will be notified.

March 15, 2021 before midnight CST: Remaining Commitment Fee of $700 is due for May and Summer programs and $2,500 is due for SMU-in-London: LSE and SMU Internship: London Business and London Communications programs. If this second payment is not made by the deadline, the student’s application will be withdrawn and the program director will be informed. The student will also forfeit the $1,000 Initial Commitment Fee already paid.

Tuition is due and must be paid through my.SMU on the regular SMU billing date for the May and Summer Terms.  Note that payments towards SMU Abroad program tuition cannot be processed until all outstanding balances are paid.

*To cancel participation in a program, a student must notify SMU Abroad in writing at: abroad@smu.edu.

 

Payment Schedule

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

WHAT THE PAYMENT IS FOR

HOW MUCH TO PAY

IF DEADLINE IS NOT MET

February 15, 2021

Initial Commitment Fee

$1,000

Application will be withdrawn by SMU Abroad

March 15, 2021

Remainder of Commitment Fee

$700 for all May and most Summer programs; $2,500 for SMU-in-London: LSE and SMU Internships: London Business and Communications programs

Application will be withdrawn by SMU Abroad and student will forfeit $1,000 Initial Commitment Fee

May 2021: May Term;

 May 2021: Summer Term

Tuition

Amount billed will be determined by number of credits taken

Bursar's office will charge late fees

 

WITHDRAWAL AFTER MARCH 15

Cancellation fees are charged because all study abroad programs require prepayment of expenses. SMU passes these unrecoverable costs on to the student.

STUDENT NOTIFIES SMU ABROAD IN WRITING

CANCELLATION PENALTY

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST

from March 16 through March 31, 2021

Student forfeits the total fees paid to date

$1,700 for all May and most Summer programs; $3,500 for SMU-in-London: LSE and SMU Internships: London Business and Communications programs

from April 1 through April 15, 2021

Student will be charged 50% of tuition in addition to fees already paid

50% of the tuition to be charged: 3 credits $2,280;
6 credits $4,560; 7 credits $5,320; 8 credits $6,080

from April 16, 2021, through the daybeforethe Program Start Date

Student will be charged 75% of tuition in addition to fees already paid

75% of the tuition to be charged: 3 credits $3,420;
6 credits $6,840; 7 credits $7,980; 8 credits $9,120

as of the Program Start Date, and thereafter

Student will be charged 100% of tuition and fees

Please refer to the Total Cost Billed by SMU (below)


Students interested in a medical withdrawal should consult with Health Services at SMU. Only the SMU Health Center may authorize a Medical Withdrawal.

 

TOTAL COST BILLED BY SMU

 

Most Summer programs (Tuition depends on number of credits @ $1,520/credit)

3 credit May Programs: $4,560 tuition + fee of $1,700= $6,260

6 credits: $9,120 tuition + fee of $1,700= $10,820

7 credits: $10,640 tuition + fee of $1,700= $12,340

8 credits: $12,160 tuition + fee of $1,700=$13,860

 

SMU-in-London: LSE and SMU Internships: London Business and Communications Programs

6 credits: $9,120 tuition + fee of $3,500= $12,620


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