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International Students

Current & Enrolled Students

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. You must apply for financial aid prior to admission.

International students who do not apply for aid prior to admission are not eligible to receive institutional aid at Smith at any time. For more information, see When to Apply for Aid.

Automatic Renewal

International students do not re-apply for financial aid each year; financial aid will be automatically renewed and updated each academic year. No action is required on your part.


Housing & Aid

Holding a position with the residence life office will impact your financial aid award. The aid adjustment will depend on the position. Please contact us to determine how your award would be affected by a residence life position.

Beginning the academic year 21-22, students working as part of the Residential Life Student Staff will receive a stipend for the work performed.  This stipend will be paid in equal amounts throughout the semester(s).  The actual stipend will be determined by Residential Life and will be based upon longevity within that department. 

Financial Aid Impact – For those students who currently have work study in their financial aid award, a revision will be made to replace the work study allocation with the Res Life Stipend.  The award revision will only show a dollar for dollar replacement of work study amount with a Res Life Stipend in order to reduce any confusion related to the award revision.  The full amount of the stipend will be paid through the Payroll Office.  In other words, a work study award of $3,460 will be replaced with a Res Life Stipend of $3,460 when in reality, the full amount of the Res Life Stipend paid will be no less than $4,140 (with the actual amount depending on the hiring contract).