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Ada Comstock Scholars

Ada Comstock Scholars Tuition 2023–24

An Ada Comstock Scholar’s fees and grant aid are based on the number of credits for which they are enrolled.

Cost of Tuition Per Semester

16 and more credits (full time) $30,630
12 to 15 credits (full time) $22,920
8 to 11 credits (part time) $15,280

Fees and aid for Ada Comstock Scholars will be based on the number of credits in which the student is enrolled on the 15th day of each semester. After that deadline, fees and aid will be changed only if the Administrative Board gives special permission, and only if the change adds to your total number of credits.

Student Activities Fee

Full-time Ada Comstock Scholars are charged a student activity fee of $154 per semester.

Part-Time Students

Ada Comstock Scholars enrolled in fewer than 8 credits pay on a per credit basis at the rate of $1,910 per credit and are not eligible to receive institutional financial aid. All credits and charges are per semester.

Health Insurance 

$3,148 annually ($1,574 per semester). This fee may be waived if you have comparable health insurance that will cover you while in Massachusetts. Ada Comstock Scholars who receive need-based grant aid from Smith will receive a grant to cover this cost if they accept the Smith health insurance.

Housing Options Per Semester, 2023–24

Room Only $5,350
Conway Apartments* $11,255

*Conway Apartments are available by 12-month lease only, and include utilities. 

Other Fees & Charges

Continuation Fee

Students on leave of absence or attending other institutions on exchange or junior year abroad programs will be assessed a continuation fee of $60 per semester to maintain enrollment status at the college.

Overdue Balance Fee

Any balance outstanding for fall after August 10 or for spring after January 10 is considered overdue. Overdue balances will be assessed a late fee of $1.25 per $100 each month they remain outstanding.

Insufficient Funds Fee

If a payment is rejected due to insufficient funds, a charge of $25 will be added to the student account.

Incorrect Account Number Fee

If an incorrect or invalid account number is entered into our CASHNet payment system when a payer is attempting to make a payment, a $25 charge will be added to the student account.

Wire Fee

Tuition payments not sent via Flywire or Cashnet will have a $25 charge added to the student account.

Late Registration Fee

Students who make registration changes after the registration period will be assessed a $35 fee for each change.

Health/Fire/Safety Violation

A minimum fee of $5 per item will be charged for items left in public areas such as corridors, stairways or entrances. These items create a hazard and violate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as city and state building, fire and safety codes.



Contacts for Fees

Course fees Academic department (varies)
Library fines Neilson Library: 413-585-4162
Parking fines Department of Campus Safety: 413-585-2490
Telephone bills Information Technology Services: 413-585-2082
Faculty evaluation fines Dean of the College: 413-585-4900
Infirmary charges Student Health Services: 413-585-2800
Key charge Student Affairs: 413-585-4940

Tuition Refund Insurance Program

Smith College has partnered with GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan by Allianz Global Assistance to provide an optional tuition insurance plan. Tuition insurance acts as an extension of the college's refund policy—securing reimbursement for your tuition payment, room and board fees, and other nonrefundable expenses if you withdraw for a covered reason during the semester. Learn more at or by calling 1-877-794-6603.