Youre In! So...what's next? Visit campus and get to know us better Attend an Admitted Student Day, contact your admissions counselor, or connect with your fellow admitted students...your call. + More Visit campus For the first time, fifth time, or tenth time...it's all fine by us. Individual Visits & Admission Events Can't make it to campus quite yet? Check out the Student Life page to get a taste of Saint Mary's right now. Student Life Talk to your counselor You've likely heard from your admissions counselor at least once or twice. This person will be your guide throughout the next few months. Reach your counselor Get Connected And don't forget to connect with the Class of 2018 via Facebook — lots of nitty, gritty questions are answered there. Class of 2018 Why we like Saint Mary’s Weekly videos featuring students and professors talking about why they choose to attend or teach at Saint Mary’s University. What I like about SMU! Plan your finances Affordability is a big deal+ More Our financial aid officers are ready to answer all your questions about financial aid (they even hold online chats), but first, take a look at these common questions. When will I receive my financial aid package? The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is March 15, although we encourage you to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. As long as we have received all the necessary forms, we should be able to send you a complete package within three weeks of your admission decision. What do I do if I've been selected for “verification,” and how long will this delay my financial aid award? Good news: You didn't do anything wrong when you completed the FAFSA and, if you provide the Financial Aid Office with the right documents, this shouldn't delay the processing of your financial aid. The U.S. Department of Education selects FAFSAs for verification to ensure that Pell Grant and/or Subsidized Stafford Loan recipients have completed their application correctly. How do I inform the Financial Aid Office about special circumstances that weren't addressed in the FAFSA (one-time medical expenses, private school tuition, etc.)? If you have a financial situation that you feel was not sufficiently addressed by the FAFSA, please complete our Special Circumstances Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office along with the appropriate documentation. What are my payment options and how will I receive my tuition bill? There are two payment plans available. On the standard plan, tuition is paid at the beginning of each semester. On the 10-payment plan, tuition is divided into five payments per semester. Tuition statements are sent out by the Business Office on or around the 11th of each month, beginning in June. Statements are sent to students at their SMU email address, as well as to other persons authorized by students. Parents and students will learn more about billing and payment at New Student Orientation & Registration. Review your housing options Check out the variety of residence hall options for first-year students.+ More Your first college residence hall is a big part of your college experience. View our residence halls and floor plans Confirm your enrollment & choose housing Ready to finalize your decision? Let us know your plans! Confirmation and housing form Online Tools for Confirmed Students Once you've confirmed, check out these online tools for students.+ More WebTools Enroll in classes, view your account, make payments Email Receive official university messages, send messages to your classmates Blackboard Your courses and more IT Helpdesk Get your tech answers Prepare for Orientation & Registration Orientation is key to getting ready for college.+ More Starting college is an exciting time and New Student Orientation & Registration (NSOR) will help you understand what it means to be a Cardinal. At NSOR, you will learn about the many opportunities to get involved on campus, and the many resources that will help you succeed at SMU. New Student Orientation & Registration Tie up loose ends All those small items you need to take care of before you become a Cardinal.+ More Please send us the following before you arrive on campus: changes in mailing or email address final high school transcripts health forms Other questions? Your admissions counselor is always there to help.