Grants are gifts and are not repaid. The grant portion
of your aid award
may be made up of a variety of sources, including Smith-funded grants, as
well as federal and state aid programs administered by Smith. No special
application beyond the standard application for aid is needed for any college grants, as they are automatically
assigned to eligible students by the staff of Student Financial Services.
While amounts and sources of grant aid within a financial aid package may
change, total grant aid only changes if the calculation of need changes.
This is direct gift aid from the college. Gifts and donations from alumni,
parents and friends of Smith College provide these grant funds. The
college reserves the right to notify donors of the names of recipients of
funds generated by the donor’s gift to the college.
Federal PELL Grant
This federally funded grant provides awards to
eligible undergraduates. 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 processed by SFS and
will appear as a pending credit on your student account. When the correction process
is completed, the verified grant will be credited to your
FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants)
Smith allocates these grants to selected eligible students. Awards are made
to Pell Grant eligible students, pending federal funding.
This award comes directly from the student’s state of legal residence. State
grants are estimated until we receive an official notice from the state. At that
time the funds will show as a pending credit on your billing statement. They
will be credited to your student account when funds are actually received.
The state grant replaces the Smith grant dollar for dollar.
Smith College cannot replace any federal or state grants lost because of
failure to meet deadlines or comply with federal or state requirements.
College grant aid may not exceed college-billed fees (not including transient
board charges, parking, computer loans, daycare or school fees for
Billed Fees include: tuition, activity, and non-resident fees; health insurance
(student only); room and board in a dormitory, and room charge for
Tenney, Friedman, transient housing on Green Street, or Bedford Terrace
for Ada Comstock Scholars
Loan Promissory Notes