TUITION & FEES​

Tuition and Fees

SMU does not provide a schedule for the payment of tuition and fees. Each student is allowed to pay fees on a course-by-course
or monthly basis. The student’s tuition will not change for the normal duration of his/her program. However, other fees may
change with or without prior notice. All tuition and fees must be paid directly to a bank designated by SMU. No fees should be
paid at any of our campuses. If any individual in or out of the school request that you pay your tuition or fees to him/her, please
report the matter directly to the Business Office or to the Provost of your campus.

Payment in Full

Tuition and fees are expected to be paid in full one week prior to the start of the course or at the time of registration. If you’ll be
applying for a Student Loan, make sure that the loan has been approved prior to the start of classes.

Financial Aid

The cost of attendance budget, also referred to as the cost of education, is an estimate of the total amount of money it will cost a
student to attend school per academic year. The cost of attendance budget may include tuition and fees, books and supplies,
loan fees, an allowance for food, housing and transportation, as well as miscellaneous or personal expenses. It may also include
extraneous costs not directly related to the completion of a student’s course of study, such as car payments and cell phone bills.
The cost of attendance budget varies, depending on the program of study and the length of enrollment. The table below shows a
listing of estimated tuition per academic year for full-time SMU students who attend fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget

SMU awards financial assistance (or aid) in the form of scholarships, loans, and/or part-time work-study opportunities for those
who qualify. Different forms of financial aid are explained later in this section. If the financial aid awarded is not sufficient to cover
a student’s educational expenses, the student must make alternative arrangements to pay the difference in full by the end of the
payment period. Students who have applied for financial aid and have been awarded aid are not required to make a payment by
the payment deadline provided their aid is sufficient to cover their tuition charges, and all required paperwork has been
completed and received.

Price List

Degree Program Tuition per Credit Tuition per Year Length of Studies
Doctor of Philosophy 50,000 Frs 1,200,000 Frs 3 Years
Master 30,000 Frs 750,000 Frs 2 Years
Bachelor 10,000 Frs 500,000 Frs 3-4 Years

OTHER

Fee Type Amount When Due Comments
Application Fee 30,000 Frs Applying for Admission Non-refundable
Registration Fee 10,000 Frs Annually Non-refundable
Student Services Fee 10,000 Frs Annually ID Card, Insurance etc
Book Fees 20,000 Frs Annually Non-refundable
Transcript Fee 10,000 Frs Whenever Requested Free Copy at Graduation
Research Fee 50,000/100,000/150,000 F End of Program Bachelor/Masters/PhD Rates
Graduation Fee 100,000 Frs End of Program Includes invitation cards etc
Accommodation 150,000 – 250,000 Frs Annually Optional

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS

The primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests upon the student and his/her family. However,
SMU makes available each year, multiple scholarships for its academically outstanding students and students in
need. The scholarships are not automatic, so students must apply for them by October 15 of each year in order to
eligible. They included

 Chancellor’s Scholarship:

SMU provides a limited number of work-study scholarships to the following category of students – need-based for underprivileged students; talent-based for athletes and artists; and disability-based for those with special needs. This scholarship may cover a portion or all of the student’s tuition, but each is unique and the terms are provided in the award letter.

President’s Scholarship:

SMU provides 200,000 Frs toward tuition to all Provost’s Scholars, who must earn 20 points or above at the GCE A-Levels or a GPA of at least 3.80 (Summa Cum Laude).

Provost’s Scholarship:

SMU provides 150,000 Frs toward tuition to all Provost’s Scholars, who must earn 15-19 points or above at the GCE A-Levels or a GPA of at least 3.60 (Magna Cum Laude).

Registrar’s Scholarship:

SMU provides 100,000 Frs toward tuition to all Registrar’s Scholars, who must earn 10-19 points at the GCE A-Levels or a GPA of at least 3.40 (Cum Laude).

Dean’s Scholarship:

SMU provides 50,000 Frs toward tuition to all Dean’s Scholars, who must earn 10-14 points at the GCE A-Levels or a GPA of at least 3.20 (Bene Probatus).

Companies are encouraged to provide scholarships to their employees or other deserving students.

Work-Study Program
SMU can hire students to provide services for the university. In return for these services, the student will
have 75% of the salaries applied to their tuition and fees, while 25% will be paid to them.

Student Loans
We offer Student Loans to students who can’t afford to pay their fees upfront. For more information contact SMU Financial
Assistance Office at finance@stmonicauniversity.com or visit our partner bank, Prima Commercial Fund.

Work-Study Program
SMU can hire students to provide services for the university. In return for these services, the student will
have 75% of the salaries applied to their tuition and fees, while 25% will be paid to them.

Student Loans
We offer Student Loans to students who can’t afford to pay their fees upfront. For more information contact SMU Financial
Assistance Office at finance@stmonicauniversity.com or visit our partner bank, Prima Commercial Fund.

SMU Refund Policies

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