Financial Information
Tuition and Fees

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2014-215
Southern Methodist College desires that the opportunity of a Christian education be given to worthy, motivated 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.
Students will not be allowed to begin attending classes at the beginning of the new semester until their accounts are satisfied with the business office; nor will students with unpaid accounts be allowed to receive a degree or a certification or to receive a transcript.
Special payment arrangements, if needed, must be made through and approved by the Business Manager. All privileges provided ty 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 July 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
FEES FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Tuition per semester (12-18 hours)………………………………………………………..$3,140.00
The tuition rate of $3,140 is based on a minimum load of twelve semester hours and a maximum load of eighteen hours. Any student who is permitted to enroll for additional hours above the maximum will be charged at a rate of $300 per additional semester hour.
Reduction in the cost of tuition per semester for more than one full-time student in the same immediate family is $260 for the second member, $326 for the third member, and $390 for the fourth member.
Room and Board per semester…………………………………$2,552.00 (double occupancy)
Room and Board per semester…………………..………………$3,003.00 (single occupancy)
Student Services fee per semester (non-refundable)……………….…………………$316.00
The Student Services Fee covers, but is not limited to the 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 refunded 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.
The minimum full-time load for a dormitory student 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 FOR PART-TIME AND ONLINE STUDENTS
Tuition per three semester hour course…………………………………………………….$825.00
Tuition per semester hour……………………………………………………………………………$275.00
Student services fee based on the total hours taken (see fee schedule)
Online students do not pay Student Services Fee but pay Administrative Fee each semester.
FEES FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS (Non-Refundable)
Student Services fee per semester (12-18 hours)……………………………….………$316.00
Student Services fee per semester (9-11 hours)………………………………………..$238.00
Student Services fee per semester (6-8 hours)………………………………………….$158.00
Student Services fee per semester (3-5 hours)………………..………………………….$80.00
Student Services fee per semester (1-2 hours)…………………………………………...$27.00
SPECIAL FEES
Administrative Fee per semester(Online students only)……………………………….$40.00
Application Fee (non-refundable).………………………………………………………………..$35.00
International student application fee.……………………………………………………………$50.00
Late registration fee.……………………………………………………………………………………..$25.00
Transcript fee (after the first copy)………………………………………………………………..$5.00
Change of course fee (after grace period).…………………………………………………..$50.00*
Drop fee ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$50.00*
Proficiency credit (CDC)………………………………………………$60.00 + $50/semester hour
Validation examination fee per examination…………………………………………….…..$25.00
Re-scheduled final examination fee…………………………………………………………………$10.00
Instructional Media fee (CM 409/Ed 409)………………….………………………………….$25.00
Music fee for private piano or voice lessons (non-credit).…………………………$240.00
Guest room per night (meals not included)………………………………………………….$15.00
 The cost for auditing a class is $412.50 (one half of the regular course tuition), plus the student services fee based on the total hours taken.
 Senior Citizens (60 years and older) may audit a course for a charge of $75.00 per course with no student services fee or may enroll in a course for $412.50 (one-half of the regular course tuition), plus the student services fee based on the total hours taken.
 Classes designates as special “community interest classes” may be audited for a charge of $115, with no student services fee.
 A pastor may audit any class for a charge of $115, with no student services fee.
*After registration ends, 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 day course dropped after five week or evening course after two weeks 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 FEES
Degree or Certificate ………………………………………………………………………………….$75.00
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 also included in the graduation fee.

 

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