We opted not to accept Visa payments so that echeck payments could be processed without a service fee assessed.
Payments can be mailed to:
Southern Methodist University
Attn: University Bursar
P.O. Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275-0181
Southern Methodist University
Attn: University Bursar
Laura Lee Blanton Student Services Building
6185 Airline Road
Dallas, TX 75205
Payments can be wired to:
Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
Bank Address: One Manhattan Plaza, New York, NY 10004
Bank of ABA Number: 021000021
Account Number: 817251465
Swift Code: CHASUS33
Account Name: SMU - Transfer Account
(Include Student's name, SMU ID number and amount of the wire)
Payments can be made in person:
Payments can be made in person at the Laura Lee Blanton Student Services Building on the First Floor. Office hours are 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10am- 4pm on Wednesday.
If you are reviewing a summer balance you may also see your fall charges posted. In this case please reference your 'current account balance' on Access.SMU. Regardless of the "suggested amount" in the payment box you can enter any dollar amount when you pay.
Invoice and statement notifications are sent via email to each student's SMU e-mail account and to all others whom the student has set up as an Authorized Payer on their account. There are several options available to students who need to provide billing information to parents or others: students are able to print their bill in PDF format, forward to whomever they like, or set others up an Authorized Payer on their account.
Only accepted loans, grants and scholarships are listed on the invoice. If your aid is not all listed you need to first check your Pony Tracks to make sure you have accepted all the aid. If you have and you still do not see it on your invoice you may then contact your financial aid counselor to make sure your processing is complete.
Refunds are processed continuously throughout the year.
Students do not initiate their refunds.
If the proceeds from student loans have been received by SMU prior to the first day of class and the student is eligible for a refund, the Office of the University Bursar will automatically begin processing refunds for mailing a paper refund check, or direct deposit (ACH transaction) at the time the proceeds are posted to the student's tuition account. Federal regulations state that the earliest date a refund can be processed, if the funds are on the tuition account, is 10 days prior to the first day of class. Additionally, federal regulations require SMU to process refunds within 14 days from the first day of class of a student's primary academic career. If loans are received after the first day of class, students need to allow 14 days from the date the proceeds are applied to the tuition account for a refund to be processed.
Refunds for students with AMS Payment Plans or PLUS loans will be made payable to the bill payer or parent and mailed to the address on record. PLUS loan refunds may be made payable to the student if the borrower submits the PLUS Loan Release Form obtained from the Bursar's Office.
If you have a financial hold, the only way to clear it is
to pay it. This can be done by viewing your account at
Access.smu.edu and paying online. If you have questions
regarding your hold, please contact us.
Questions can be directed to (214) 768-3417 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that some holds are placed by other departments and will need to be cleared through that specific department.
Late fees are assessed based on the balance due.
Balances from $250-$999.99 are charged $50.
Balances from $1000-$5000 are charged $150.
Balances over $5000, are charged 3% of the outstanding balance, up to a maximum of $750 per term.
Also, after the monthly payment due date has passed, a 1.5 percent past due fee on the unpaid balance will be assessed to both the student and miscellaneous accounts.
SMU permits students to have purchases from the SMU Bookstore and the SMU Computer Corner charged directly to their miscellaneous student accounts. Charges are billed monthly and are due on the date provided on the bill. Students with outstanding balances on their miscellaneous student account will be charged 1.5 percent monthly on the past due balance. Students who have an outstanding balance during their tenure at SMU may lose their privilege to make direct charges from the SMU Bookstore and the SMU Computer Corner. Repeated delinquencies on the account and/or returned checks will remove the privilege for the student for the remainder of his/her matriculation at SMU.
1098T forms are mailed in January to all student's
mailing address (not the home address). Please make sure
your mailing address is current. The information on the form
reflects the amounts billed to the student including tuition
charges, scholarships and grants that were posted in the tax
year (January 1 through December 31 of that year).
Please note that the 1098-T form will not include your
personal payments. You will need to reference your
personal financial records to review your personal payments
to SMU. Information regarding this form or for another copy
of this form, please go to www.1098-T.com then click on
Access My Record and enter your Social Security Number. or
call our service provider ACS at 1-877-467-3821.
Why does the amount on my 1098-T seem less than the charges from last year?
Please also note that in most cases Spring semester charges are posted in the previous tax year when students register and will be reflected on the previous year 1098-T.