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International Students and Scholars

125 Wright Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA USA

Phone: 413-585-7598
Fax: 413-585-4982
Email: interstu@smith.edu

Open office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:30–4 p.m.

New Smith students gather around a campus map

 

Welcome to Smith as an international student! We congratulate you on your admission, and we look forward to having you on campus here in Northampton soon. There are lots of things to think about as you prepare for your travels. We will guide you along each step, and the resources found here will help you explore on your own as well.


International Student Pre-Orientation

The International Students Pre-Orientation (ISP) is a week-long program specially designed to welcome international students. During ISP, a variety of workshops and recreational activities will be offered by the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO), faculty and staff from various departments, and your ISP leaders.

ISP is mandatory for all entering Smith students. For more information and to register, go to International Students Pre-Orientation.


Budgeted Cost of Attendance 2019–20

Billed Costs

Tuition $53,940
Room and board   $18,130
Health insurance (required) $2,368*
Activities fee $284
Total payable to the college  $74,722

Other Costs Not Billed

Books and course supplies $800
House dues, personal expenses $1,464
One-time SEVIS fee $200
Total costs for 2017–18 $77,186

Your SEVIS I-20 lists these expenses for your first academic year. Although the budgeted expenses will rise each year, your I-20 will only record your first year's expenses.

Smith Budget

As you can see, the Smith College Cost of Attendance budget includes both fixed costs that are billed by the college and non-billed costs. We have estimated these non-billed expenes will cost approximately $2,464 for the 2019–20 academic year. This budget accounts for the costs of books and personal expenses, as well as your SEVIS I-901 fee (see "Immigration & Visa Process" page). These non-billed costs are conservative estimates and must be included in the total amount you certify on your Certification of Finances.

Smith Certification of Finances 2019-20

If you receive Financial Aid from Smith in the form of Work Study (campus job), we expect you to apply your earnings toward these non-billed costs.

Please note: There are a number of expenses not included in the cost of attendance budget that students regularly incur. Major purchases such as buying a computer or a winter wardrobe, for example, are not planned for as standard costs. Travel to and from campus are also not included in this standard budget and will be an added cost. When the college closes during break periods, including summer recess, expenses during that time are not included either. Actual non-billed costs incurred will vary per student and are the responsibility of each student. Please plan your budget accordingly and bring with you sufficient funds to meet these expenses.