$48,364

Tuition

$74,737

Cost of Attendance

$38,562

Net Price

Southern Methodist University (SMU) Tuition and Fees

Southern Methodist University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs across different fields, providing quality education to students. The expense of education here is very high, compared to the tuition fees charged by different colleges. The average annual cost for students opting to pursue undergraduate programs at the university is estimated to be around $56,560, based on 2020 - 2021 official information. This amount includes the total tuition fees as well as other expenses. The housing costs $16,750, books and supplies cost $800, while the other expenses add up to $2,600.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$54,492$54,492
Book & Supplies$800$800
Room & Board cost$16,845$16,845
Other Expenses$2,600$2,600
Total Cost of Attendance$74,737$74,737

As for the cost of attending the university, students should understand that the tuition forms only a portion of the expenses that are involved in the overall cost of attendance. They will be required to plan for various other expenses associated with the cost of attendance, including lodging, dining, textbooks, supplies, and the cost of living, among other things. What's more, at Southern Methodist University, the total tuition and fees for the enrolled students come out to be around $56,560 in a year. In addition, the students will be needed to pay an average expense of $800 for books and supplies, $12,725 toward room and boarding, and $2,600 for different other expenses in a year. So, the overall cost of attending SMU comes out to be about $72,685 per year, according to the most recent information available.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$38,562

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$28,924

$30,001 to $48,000

$23,256

$48,001 to $75,000

$28,401

$75,001 to $110,000

$31,664

$110,000+

$44,440

As for the net cost for attending SMU, the actual amount depends on the annual family income of the candidate. The net price is nothing but the actual amount that a student is required to pay in a year. The net cost to be borne is typically higher for candidates whose family income is comparatively higher. So, it all essentially depends on the family income bracket of the student. At SMU, the average net price is estimated to be around $40,404. Candidates whose annual family income is less than $30,000 will have to pay a net amount of $26,718. For the individuals whose income is somewhere between $30,001 and $48,000, the amount comes to $27,331. The amount stands at $31,813 for an annual income between $48,001 and $75,000, $34,587 for the $75,001-$110,000 income bracket, and $43,206 for a family income above $110,000.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$54,492$54,492
Room & Board Cost$16,845$16,845
Total Tuition & Fees$71,337$71,337

At Southern Methodist University, the estimated tuition and fees for candidates who have enrolled in undergraduate programs are $56,560 per year. They would also be required to pay around $12,725 for their room and boarding expenses. Accordingly, the overall cost for undergraduate students at the university totals about $72,685 per year, based on the available data.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$40,896$40,896
Fees$6,128$6,128

Moving on to the tuition and fees charged for students who wish to join postgraduate programs offered at SMU, the amount stands at $47,256 per year. Of this amount, $40,896 accounts for the graduate tuition and the remaining $6,360 for the graduation fees.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$1,704
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$2,020

The cost per credit hour – the total program cost divided by the total number of credit hours of the program – that the student has to pay to attend Southern Methodist University varies between graduate and undergraduate degrees. The 2019-2020 fee structure places the cost per credit hour for graduate courses at $787 and the undergraduate cost per credit hour at $435. Southern Methodist University also offers a wide range of online programs across 121 different majors for students at present.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$16,845$8,700
Other Expense$2,600$2,600
Book & Supplies$800$800

As far as the housing and related charges at SMU are concerned, these expenses vary depending on whether the candidate chooses to live on-campus or off-campus. Students have to pay $19,350 per year for on-campus housing and $11,300 a year for off-campus lodging facilities. For on-campus students at the university, the room and board charges total around $16,750 per year, while the amount charged for off-campus candidates stands at $8,700. In addition to that, the candidates will have to pay an amount of about $800 for books and supplies. Furthermore, the other expenses that the students should plan for come to around $2,600.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$16,845

Off Campus

$8,700

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$2,600

Off Campus

$2,600

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$800

Off Campus

$800

As far as the housing and related charges at SMU are concerned, these expenses vary depending on whether the candidate chooses to live on-campus or off-campus. Students have to pay $19,350 per year for on-campus housing and $11,300 a year for off-campus lodging facilities. For on-campus students at the university, the room and board charges total around $16,750 per year, while the amount charged for off-campus candidates stands at $8,700. In addition to that, the candidates will have to pay an amount of about $800 for books and supplies. Furthermore, the other expenses that the students should plan for come to around $2,600.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Certificate $2,995 NA
Certificate $2,995 NA

Southern Methodist University (SMU) offers 18 online programs across 5 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

A four-year undergraduate course as well as living expenses at SMU are projected to cost around $366,412 as per official data. To note, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $40,404 for 2018-2019, $38,562 for 2017-2018, and $36,458 for 2016-2017.

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