2016-2017 PhD Cost of Attendance
Smith College recognizes that a college education is a major life investment. Like all sound investments it requires planning and preparation. We are committed to providing our students with the information they need to plan and prepare for payment/financing of this major investment.
Standard Billed Fees
1 & 2
|Student Activity Fee||$45||$45|
*Tuition and fees are updated each academic year in late January.
Also, see General Billing Processes and Policies as well as Chart of Important SSW Process Dates and Related Info for bill and due dates and other important time lines.
Budget for Additional Expenses
|Books & Supplies||$900||$900|
Total Cost of Attendance
PhD students are also responsible for PhD supervisory fees.
Please plan your budget carefully and borrow conservatively to reflect your own personal expenses. The Department of Education provides a budget calculator to assist in your planning.
Special circumstances sometimes warrant an increase in the standard cost of attendance budget based on a student’s actual expenses in order to create additional loan eligibility. Examples include PhD supervisory fees, high unreimbursed medical expenses, dependent care and/or dependent maintenance expenses. Please see our Budget Adjustments section on the Student Loans page for more information on submitting a Cost of Attendance appeal form.