I’m curious if anyone can explain how/when final packages are supposed to be put together for SMU. It seems they may be different than many of the other schools that my daughter is applying to in that there are a variety of factors involving different schools and the larger university.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like she received any traditional academic merit aid, which according to the website would have been notified at the time of admission. This includes a variety of institutional scholarships that were not required to be applied for separately.
That leaves artistic merit award (for the Meadows school - based on her portfolio submission), and then of course need-based aid, which I assume is based solely on the FAFSA/CSS profile, which was submitted back in October at the time of her (EA) application.
I’m seeing on the 2025 admissions thread that many folks have already received their final aid packages (inclusive of all components), so I’m curious why she hasn’t received hers and what that possibly means. When i asked OFA, I was simply told mid- to late March… So why have others seen or been given theirs?
ETA: I’ve checked and confirmed they received FAFSA/CSS and no other outstanding documentation has been requested on tasks in My.SMU