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COLLEGE PROFILE

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$67,565
Tuition and Fees
$48,190
Room and Board
$15,575
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,800
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, deferred payment, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailenrol_serv@mail.smu.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline February 15
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003613
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants696 (47.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need505 (72.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid500 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met207 (41.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met88%
Average Award$38,600
Need-Based Gift
Received by 347 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,444
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 376 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,054
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 379 (75.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift535 (36.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,568
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants2,659 (42.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need2,242 (36.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,212 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met699 (31.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Award$37,976
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,680 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,674
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,787 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,241
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,430 (64.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift2,044 (33.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,479
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$34,671
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.60 4.05 618 615 615 28
Low 2.15 3.00 400 390 360 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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