Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2021 semester.
Current Operating Mode: GREEN
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.
Automatic Renewal (new as of 2020-2021)
Undocumented students do not re-apply for financial aid each year. Expected Family Contributions (EFC) are locked at the current amount.
Changing Aid Consideration
If you are a current student who did not apply for aid in the prior year, and would like to apply for aid for the upcoming year, you must notify the Student Financial Services in writing so that your requirements can be updated.
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).