Loans may be included in the financial aid package. You must apply for financial aid in order to be eligible for federal loans. The loan(s) shown in your financial aid award letter reflect your total federal eligibility. You may choose not to borrow the loan(s) or borrow a lesser amount than offered. Federal Direct Loans and Perkins Loans will show as payments to your account only after the promissory note and entrance counseling requirements have been completed.
Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Complete your electronic Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (e-MPN) online.
Do your Federal Direct Loan Entrance counseling on-line
Do your Federal Direct Loan Exit counseling on-line
Federal Perkins Loan
Do your Federal Perkins Loan Entrance counseling on-line
Do your Federal Perkins Loan Exit counseling on-line
Federal Pell Grants: The FAFSA you submitted to the federal processor documents your eligibility for this grant. If corrections are necessary the grant will be estimated until corrections have been made and will appear as a pending credit on your student account. When corrections are completed we will notify you and the grant will show as a credit on your student account.
FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants): Smith allocates these grants to selected eligible students. The grant will be credited to your student account.
Your financial aid package may include Federal Work Study which is a need-based employment program supported in part by federal funds and in part by Smith College. Student wages are paid every two weeks during the academic year and are based on the number of hours that the student works. It is the student's responsibility to secure a work study position. Please refer to the Student Employment Guide for more detail.
Look into Institutional Aid and State Aid also.