Financial Information
Tuition and Fees

Southern Methodist College desires that the opportunity of a Christian education be given to worthy, ambitious young men and women. By keeping expenses at a minimum, the College provides an educational opportunity for many students who otherwise may not be financially able to attend college. The testimony of Southern Methodist College depends upon the power and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and on all those who are committed to the College, both financially and spiritually.

A student will not be allowed to begin attending classes at the beginning of the new semester until his / her account is satisfied with the Business Office. Nor will a student with an unpaid account be allowed to receive a degree or a certificate or to receive a transcript.

Special payment arrangements, if needed, must be made through and approved by the Business Manager. All privileges provided by the Student Services fee are forfeited if the student withdraws for any reason during the semester.

All fees are subject to change. This fee schedule is effective August 1, 2011.

FEES FOR FULL TIME STUDENTS

The minimum full-time course load is twelve semester credit hours. Although a dormitory student may occasionally be given special permission to carry fewer hours, all dormitory students are classified as full-time financially as well as academically.

Tuition per semester $2,640

The tuition per semester rate of $2,640 is based on a minimum load of twelve semester hours. The tuition rate of $2,640 for the day program is based on a maximum load of sixteen hours. Any student who is permitted to enroll for additional hours above this maximum will be charged for the additional hours at a rate of $165 per semester hour or $490 per three semester hour course. Reduction in the cost of tuition per semester for more than one full-time student in the same family is $260 for the second member, $326 for the third member, and $390 for the fourth member.

Room and board per semester (double occupancy) $2,552.00
Room and board per semester (single occupancy) $3003.00
Student services fee per semester (day program, non-refundable) $316.00
The Student Services Fee covers but is not limited to cost of matriculation, library services, computer services, and College-sponsored social programs.
Dormitory Room Deposit (refundable) $200.00

 

The dormitory Deposit is due at the time of admission into the College dormitory and is refundable at the end of the semester once the student’s room has been inspected by the Dean of Students for cleanliness and damage. The cost of any cleaning or repairs deemed necessary by the Dean of Students will be deducted from the deposit. A student may leave the deposit in the Business Office if planning to return to the dormitory the next semester.

FEES FOR FULL TIME EVENING STUDENTS  

Tuition per semester(12 semester hours)
$2,640
The tuition per semester rate of $2,640 is based on a minimum load of twelve semester hours. Any student who is permitted to enroll for additional hours above this maximum will be charged at the rate of $165 per semester hour or $490 per three semester hour course. Reduction in the cost of tuition per semester for more than one full-time student in the same family is $260 for the second member, $326 for the third member, and $390 for the fourth member.
Student Services fee per semester $316
FEES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS  

Tuition per three semester hour course

$660.

$200 of graduate class tuition will be due by the beginning of the class, with the balance being  paid by the completion of the course.

FEES FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS (Day or Evening)
Tuition per three semester hour course $660
Tuition per semester hour $220
Student Services fee per semester (9-11 hrs.) $238
Student Services fee per semester (6-8 hrs) $158
Student Services fee per semester (3-5 hrs) $80
Student Services fee per semester (1-2 hrs) $27
SPECIAL FEES  
Application Fee - (non- refundable) $35.00
International student application fee (non-refundable) $50.00
Late registration fee $25
Transcript fee (after the first copy) $5
Change of course fee $50* (after grace period)
Drop / Add fee $50*
Proficiency credit (CDC) $60 (+$50 per semester hour)
Validation examination fee per examination $25
Re-scheduled final examination fee $10
Instructional Media fee (Min 409/Ed 409) $25
Music fee for private piano or voice lessons per semester (non-credit) $240
Guest room per night (meals not included) $10

The cost for auditing a class is one-third of regular course tuition, plus the student services fee. Senior Citizens (60 years or older) may audit a course for a charge of $75 per course (with no student services fee) or may enroll in a course for credit for half of the regular tuition plus the student services fee. Classes designated as special "community interest classes" may be audited for a charge of $125 (with no student services fee). A pastor may audit any class for a charge of $125 (with no student services fee).

*After registration, students are allowed one week to make any necessary adjustments to their schedules without charge. After that time, a course may be added or dropped, contingent upon the provisions of academic policy, for a fee of $50.00. Any course dropped after five weeks (day courses) or after two weeks (evening courses) will receive a grade of "WF" or "W" according to the ruling of the Academic Committee.

The student must follow procedures for dropping a course to avoid academic penalty.

GRADUATION FEE
Degree or Certificate $75
The graduation fee includes the cost of the diploma, the first copy of a student transcript, and commencement related expenses, and is payable in full whether the candidate receives the degree in person or in absentia. The cost of the academic regalia is included in the graduation fee.

 

 

 

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