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SMU Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Southern Methodist University Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at Southern Methodist University reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our SMU cost report:

How Much Does SMU Charge for Tuition?

$60,236 In-State Tuition & Fees
$60,236 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined tuition and fees at Southern Methodist University for the 2020-2021 academic year was $60,236 for undergraduates. There was no discount for in-state students.

Tuition Fees Total
Tuition & Fees $53,464 $6,772 $60,236

These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Southern Methodist University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do SMU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. At $60,236 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Southern Methodist University was high when compared to the national average. In-state students pay the same as out-of state ones at SMU.

If you want to know how SMU compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

Nationwide Southwest Texas
Tuition & Fees Expensive Expensive Expensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Southern Methodist University Financial Aid.

SMU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.40% Tuition Increase
3.39% Fee Increase
$271,023 Est. 4-Year Cost

Over the past five years, SMU tuition and fees has grown by a rate of 3.40% annually. The tuition increased by 3.40%, and fees by 3.39%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $64,399 if the growth rate continues.

For two years of academic instruction, your cost will end up being $130,986 for two years and $271,023 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at SMU.

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Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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