First-Year International Traditional Students
2014-15 Financial Aid
Smith College awards need-based aid to non-U.S. citizens, both first-year and September-transfer applicants. The pool of international students is highly competitive and the level of support provided from the college ranges widely, depending on particular family circumstances. Aid is determined based on the information provided by the family on the Financial Aid Application, along with tax or income statements.
A non-U.S. citizen will have her expected family contribution remain the same each year she attends Smith. The self-help portion of the award (loan and on-campus work) will increase each year to partially offset increase in our billed costs. The Smith Grant will also be adjusted so that the total family contribution remains stable. Cost increases not covered by aid increases are the responsibility of the student and her family.
Please note: If your family lives in the United States, and files a U.S. tax return, you must also submit that return.
Forms and Deadlines
Early Decision I
Early Decision II
Where to Send Forms
You can send your documents to us through the mail, via fax, or you can scan and email. Please make copies of all documents submitted.
Office of Student Financial Services
College Hall 106
10 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
Fax: (413) 585-2566
Apply for financial aid by the deadlines to qualify; do not wait to be admitted to the college before applying for aid.
International students who do not apply for aid prior to admission are not eligible to receive institutional aid at Smith at any time.
Applicants from the countries of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo cannot pay for the CSS PROFILE to be processed using a credit card. Applicants from these countries should contact the Office of Admission for a fee payment code.
Applicants from the countries of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria cannot use the CSS PROFILE. Applicants from these countries should complete the International Student Financial Aid Application.
For applicants from countries not listed above, if submission of the CSS PROFILE would cause significant financial hardship for your family, please contact the Office of Admission indicating your full name, citizenship, high school, and the amount your family can contribute annually to the cost of your Smith education.