You must apply for a state scholarship if your legal state of residence is MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, CT or PA. Deadlines and required forms differ by state and are outlined below.
PENNSYLVANIA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
RHODE ISLAND - Rhode Island Higher Assistance Authority
Must file FAFSA by March 1
VERMONT - Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Must file both the VT state grant application & FAFSA. Awards are on a first come, first serve basis so students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible after January 1.
CONNECTICUT - Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Must file both the CT state grant application & FAFSA. Application deadline is February 15 for first time applicants and April 30 for renewal applicants.
Residency questions on the FAFSA (questions 18-20, 67-69) must be filled out completely when filing. Some states may require copies of federal tax returns as well. It is your responsibility to file the appropriate forms on time. Smith cannot replace any state grants lost because of failure to meet deadlines or comply with federal or state requirements.
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 account. They will be credited to your student account when funds are actually received.
Look into Federal Aid and Institutional Aid also.