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Your legal education at SMU is an investment in your future. Recognizing that most students do not have sufficient personal resources to make this investment, however, SMU provides several financial options to help you afford this investment.

Scholarships. A number of full and partial scholarships are awarded to entering first-year students. Some scholarships are awarded on the basis of your J.D. application, while some scholarships require a separate application. Approximately 50 percent of students receive a scholarship.  More.

Loans. Financing your legal education at SMU should not be difficult or worrisome.  The law school has an experienced financial aid counselor available to assist current and admitted students with the financial aid process, including applying for government-backed and/or private loans.  More.

Tuition and expenses. The following are the tuition, fees, and estimated costs for the J.D. programs for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Full-time J.D.
2014-2015

Tuition & Fees

$48,796

Books

2,000

Living Expenses

15,500

Miscellaneous

2,738

Total

$69,034


Part-time J.D.
2014-2015

Tuition & Fees

$36,598

Books

2,000

Living Expenses

15,500

Miscellaneous

2,738

Total

$56,836

 

Next year's tuition and fees will be available in late spring or early summer.

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ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours available by appointment.

Telephone:

(214) 768-2550

Fax:

(214) 768-2549

Email:

lawadmit@smu.edu

Physical Address:

3300 University Boulevard, Suite 331
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:

SMU Dedman School of Law
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 750110
Dallas, TX 75275-0110

ADMISSIONS STAFF

Jill Nikirk

Assistant Dean for Admissions

Becca Henley

Director of Admissions

Bobbye Heine

Assistant Director for Graduate Legal Programs