2015-16 Financial Aid
For financial aid application forms and deadlines, please click on the appropriate link on the right side of this page.
Smith College is committed to providing an outstanding education to qualified women from all economic backgrounds. We meet the full documented need of each admitted student who completes the financial aid application by the published deadlines. We also offer financial advice to help all families manage the cost of college, whether or not they qualify for aid. This partnership between Smith and families has allowed many women to afford an investment in quality private education.
Students must not wait until they have been accepted to Smith to apply for aid. Any student who may need institutional financial assistance during her tenure at Smith should apply for aid by the financial aid deadlines. Please review Financial Aid Policy for the consequences of not applying by the deadlines.
Please visit our Net Price Calculator to give you an early indication of how much and the types of financial aid for which you may qualify. Your "net price" is the difference between your estimated financial aid and the cost of attendance.
Important: While you must complete the CSS Profile and Smith Application to be considered for institutional aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only form required to apply for federal aid. It is free to complete the FAFSA and apply for federal aid. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal aid only. If your application is selected for verification by the Federal Government, additional requirements may apply. You may apply for federal financial aid at any point during the academic year. Most students at Smith who are eligible for need-based aid will also require Smith institutional aid in order to cover the cost of a Smith education. If you are hoping to receive grant aid in order to attend Smith, please complete all institutional requirements by the deadlines, as listed on our Apply For Financial Aid pages.
Graduate students apply for finanical aid during the graduate admission process.