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Student Financial Services

College Hall 106
10 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2530
Fax: 413-585-2566
General Information

sfs@smith.edu

Student Loans

loanhelp@smith.edu

Student Employment

studemp@smith.edu

 

Call Center Hours:

Monday - Friday 

10am - 12pm (EST)

1:30pm - 3:30pm (EST)

This section is for current students applying for aid. If you are a prospective student, please go to the Tuition & Financial Aid section for application deadlines and policies. 

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Financing Your Future: Investing in You

In a historic announcement, beginning in the fall of 2022, Smith College has eliminated loans from its undergraduate financial aid packages for students receiving need-based institutional grants and has replaced the loan amount with grants from the college. Read President McCartney’s letter.

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As part of the Smith community, you will have access to the financial resources you need to continue your education and experience everything the college has to offer. We also offer financial advice to help all families manage the cost of college, whether or not they qualify for aid. 

Important Information

Although Smith College eliminated loans from need-based financial aid awards, most students are still able to borrow a student loan. Please visit the Financing Options menu on this website for details.

The SFS Call Center will be open to take your calls Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–noon and 1:30–3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Have questions? 

For general questions, call the office or schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with an SFS director.

You can also attend Zoom drop-in hours with SFS directors, Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m.–noon. Call or email our office for the Zoom link.

 

 

Staff

Joanna May
Vice President for Enrollment

Responsible for the Offices of Student Financial Services and Admission including planning, policy, budget and oversight.

David Belanger
Director of Student Financial Services

Responsible for all daily operations in the Office of Student Financial Services. Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents.

Michael Ireland
Senior Associate Director

Leads the Office of Student Financial Services outreach work for both on and off campus constituents.  Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents.

Cathy Klaes
Associate Director

Leads the School for Social Work aid program. Oversees student accounts. Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents.

Mairin Brady
Associate Director

Leads the Office of Student Financial Services Compliance Unit. Responsible for the audit and compliance functions in all federal and state grants and loans. Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents.

Shelly Cotnoir
Assistant Director

Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents, processes MEFA and private student loans, and supports Federal Compliance Unit.

Polly Gelfman
Assistant Director

Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents. Liaison to Office of Admission.

Audrey Voskoboinik
Assistant Director

Reviews eligibility for federal and institutional aid, counsels students and parents. Focus on the Ada Comstock Scholar and graduate student aid programs. Responsible for veterans' educational benefits.

Louanne Dodge
Systems Analyst

Responsible for systems support, surveys, reporting.

Tina Young
Operations Manager

Oversees the operational component of the Office of Student Financial Services and the customer service unit.

Valerie Schumacher
Fund Coordinator

Responsible for state grants, and the awarding of the college's endowed funds. 

Pamela Wright
Loan Coordinator

Federal and institutional loan processing. Reconciliation. Federal compliance unit support. Loan inquiries.

Nate Desroches
Student Financial Services Adviser

Informs and advises students and parents regarding student accounts, aid and application processes.

Charity Parker
Student Financial Services Adviser

Informs and advises students and parents regarding student accounts, aid and application processes.

Wendy Martinez
Student Financial Services Adviser

Informs and advises students and parents regarding student accounts, aid and application processes.