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Graduate Students

Smith College School for Social Work

For students interested in pursuing either a master's or doctorate in social work, the School for Social Work has separate tuition and handles its billing process independently. For more information, please visit the School for Social Work website.

Graduate Tuition & Fees 2019-20

M.A.T. Program Tuition
Full academic-year program fee (after Smith award)
(12 or more credits per semester)
Part-time academic-year program fee (after Smith award)
(8 to 11 credit per semester)
Summer session tuition
(8 credits)
M.F.A. Programs Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(16 or more credits per semester)
M.S./Biological Sciences Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(8 to 11 credits per semester)
M.S./Exercise & Sport Studies Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(12 to 15 credits per semester)
Post-Bac/Mathematics Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(16 credits per semester)

Fees For All Programs

Application fee $60
Tuition fee per credit (for fewer than 8 credits/semester) $1,690
Health insurance (estimates) *  
Coverage beginning August 15  $2,300
Coverage beginning June 15 (M.A.T. students only) $2,700

*This fee may be waived if you are a U.S. citizen with comparable health insurance that will cover you while in Massachusetts.


A one-time general deposit of $100 is required from each student upon admittance. The deposit will be refunded the October following graduation, or approximately six months following the student's last date of attendance, after deducting any unpaid charges or fees.

The deposit is not refunded for new students in the case of withdrawal before entrance, or if you are separated from the college for work or conduct deemed unsatisfactory.


Current students who plan to withdraw must notify the graduate director in writing before July 1 (for first semester) or December 1 (for second semester).

Graduate Housing

Students in the Diploma program are provided rooms in Smith houses and generally participate in the meal plan. We also have a limited number of rooms available in our graduate house for students in other graduate programs; food is not included.

  Semester Year
Room & Board* $9,065 $18,130
Room only $4,550 $ 9,100

*Diploma students only

Course & Instruction Fees

Chemistry Laboratory Course

$25 per semester, plus breakage.

Musical Instruction

There is a fee of $690 (one-hour lesson per week) per semester for musical instruction. Music fees are covered by the college for all declared minors and majors. Students who receive need-based aid will receive a $200 grant per semester toward the cost of performance lessons. In addition, all students registered for performance lessons can submit an application to the music department for scholarship aid (for those receiving need-based aid, these funds are in addition to the aforementioned $200 grant). Practice rooms are available to Smith College students with first preference given to those registered for music instruction. Other Five College students may apply to the chair of the music department for permission to use the facilities. Practice rooms may be available for use by other individuals in last order of preference upon successful application to the chair of the music department.

There is no charge for Five College students, faculty and staff for use of the practice rooms. For other individuals, the use of a practice room for one hour daily is $25.

Riding Classes

Adjacent to the Smith campus is Fox Meadow Farm, where riding lessons are available to all students at the college. Students may take riding lessons for $630 for two lessons per week, per semester. Fox Meadow Farm will also board horses for students at a cost of $650 per month. Inquiries about boarding should be addressed to Sue Payne, c/o Smith College Riding Stables.

The Smith intercollegiate riding team uses their facilities for practice and for horse shows. Fees are payable directly to Fox Meadow Farm when a student registers for lessons each semester.

Studio Art Courses

Certain materials and supplies are required for studio art courses and will be provided to each student. Students may require additional supplies and will be responsible for purchasing them directly. The expenses will vary from course to course and from student to student. Required materials are $135; additional supplies are $58.

Other Fees & Charges

Continuation Fee

Students on leave of absence or attending other institutions 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 $20 will be added to the student account.

Incorrect Account Number Fee

If an incorrect or invalid account number is entered into our TouchNet payment system when a payer is attempting to make a payment, a $5 charge will be 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.

Bed Removal Fee

Students who remove their beds from their campus rooms will be charged a $100 bed removal fee.

Health/Fire/Safety Violation

A minimum fine 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 Campus Police: 413-585-2490
Telephone bills Information Technology Services: 413-585-2082
Infirmary charges Student Health Services: 413-585-2800
Key fines Graduate Programs: 413-585-3050
Bed removal fee Facilities Management: 413-585-2400