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ABA Commercial Lending Schools

April 28 - May 3, 2019 • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX


Accommodations & Venue

The ABA Commercial Lending Schools and optional pre-school Financial Statement Analysis for Lenders Workshop will be held at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. 

Workshop students should plan to arrive Friday, April 26. Registration opens for the Financial Statement Analysis Workshop on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 a.m. Class starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students should plan to stay until the workshop ends on Sunday, April 28, when the school begins.

Students of the school should plan to arrive Sunday, April 28. Registration for the Commercial Lending Schools opens at noon and orientation begins at 2:30 p.m. Students should plan to stay until classes adjourn on Friday, May 3, at noon (approximately).

Accommodations are not included in tuition and participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own hotel. Lunch is provided at SMU and is covered by your tuition. Dinner is on your own. Breakfast and shuttle service to and from the SMU campus will be provided for the hotel guests.

Hotel Reservations

ABA has secured a block of rooms for the ABA Commercial Lending Schools at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities, located at 6070 North Central Express, Dallas, TX 75206. Reservations can be online by clicking here.

  • The hotel rate is $144 per night, plus applicable taxes.
  • Reservations must be made by April 8, 2019, to secure the discounted rate.
  • Any cancellations or changes to your reservation must be made directly with the hotel. Please check with the hotel for its complete cancellation policy.

Important Note: If you book a room at The Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities through a travel agent or other means, you will be billed an additional rate for school-related services extended to you onsite as part of the program.

Getting There

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is 25 miles from Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities.

  • Shuttle Charge (one-way): $55.00
  • Taxi Charge (one-way): $65.00

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is 5 miles from Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities.

  • SuperShuttle Charge (one-way): $35.00
  • Taxi Charge (one-way): $25.00


Parking at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities is complimentary for ABA Commercial Lending School students.

Car Rental Discount

ABA offers a special car rental discount through Hertz Car Rental. Visit the ABA Travel Discounts page for more information.

Things to Do

Looking to explore Dallas? The Visit Dallas website provides insights about the local area.


​Hotel/Travel Questions? Please contact ABA Member Services for more information.