The SMU Undergraduate Summer Studies Loan is a 0% interest loan for undergraduate students to pay towards summer term tuition and other expenses. This loan cannot be deferred, cancelled, or consolidated.
For more information, please visit www.smu.edu/summer or contact 214-768-3417 and ask to speak to your Financial Aid Advisor.
SMU requires exit counseling for Summer Studies loan borrowers who are graduating from an SMU undergraduate program, withdrawing from the university as an undergraduate, or dropping below half-time undergraduate enrollment status. Exit counseling covers:
During exit counseling, borrowers are also required to provide updated personal information, such as address, telephone number, and employment.
Schools must keep documentation that shows the borrower received the required exit counseling, either electronically, in person or by mail.
If a borrower withdraws from school without the school's knowledge, or if a borrower fails to attend a scheduled exit counseling session, the school must mail written exit counseling materials to the borrower at his or her last known address.
To complete exit counseling/exit interview for a Summer Studies loan, please visit https://borrower.ecsi.net/ .
NOTE: There will be a hold on all educational records (i.e. diploma, transcript, etc) until the exit interview is completed. Also, Summer Studies loans cannot be deferred, cancelled, or consolidated.
If you have already been awarded a SMU Undergraduate Summer Studies Loan by Financial Aid and need more information, please contact the Student Financial Operations Specialist handling Institutional Loans at:
All Summer Studies Loan payments go to ECSI and are due by the first (1st) day of each consecutive month. For questions or concerns about billing, please contact Educational Computer Systems Inc. (ECSI) at: