Please visit Smith Graduate Study Financial Aid for more information, including printable versions of all financial aid and financial assistance forms.
Fellows earn a competitive stipend for their service to the department and college. A tuition waiver for up to four courses a semester is also granted. Fellowships are renewed for second-year candidates who have provided satisfactory service and who have successfully completed their academic work during their first year.
Forms for applying for fellowships are included in the application materials.
Teaching fellowships are awarded to individuals who have superior undergraduate academic records and who have expertise in teaching undergraduate exercise and performance-related classes. Normally, teaching fellows are assigned to teach four courses per year (two each semester).
Fellowships for candidates with particular interest in administrative or departmentally related work are awarded as well. These candidates have met the qualification of superior academic records but also have expressed interest or expertise in working in more administrative capacities. These fellows are expected to contribute at least 10 hours weekly to their duties.
Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have excellent undergraduate records and who can demonstrate financial need. Individuals who do not apply for fellowships, or who have applied but were not awarded one, may receive scholarship aid. Awards offset a portion of tuition. Second-year candidates normally receive about the same percentage of scholarship aid as they did during their first year, provided they have demonstrated satisfactory progress in the program. Individuals applying for scholarships must submit a standard financial aid form that is included in the application materials. The deadline for applying for scholarship aid is January 15.
Loans are administered by Student Financial Services. Federal William D. Ford Direct Loans may be included in aid offered to graduate candidates on admission. Applicants for loans must meet all federal guidelines and must agree to begin monthly payments on loans soon after completion of their work at Smith College.
Applications for loans received by February 15 will be given top priority. The processing of later applications will be delayed.