Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.
Tuition & Fees
Traditional Undergraduate Tuition
Students are billed for one-half of the annual charges at the beginning of each semester.
|Room & Board*||$16,880|
|Student Activities Fee||$284|
|Student Health Insurance Plan||$2,548|
|Total per year||$73,652|
* Room & board pro-rated in the fall ($7,500) and the full rate in the spring ($9,380). The student body may vote to change the student activities fee after FY2021 plans are announced. Off-campus students do not pay room & board or the student activities fee.
|Room & Board||$18,130|
|Student Activities Fee||$284|
|Student Health Insurance Plan||$2,274|
|Total per year||$74,628|
Course & Instruction Fees
Chemistry Laboratory Course
$25 per semester, plus breakage.
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.
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
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 $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.
Early Arrival Fee
Students will be charged for unauthorized early arrivals at a rate of $35 per day.
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.
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|
|Faculty evaluation fines||Dean of the College: 413-585-4900|
|Infirmary charges||Student Health Services: 413-585-2800|
|Key fines||Student Affairs: 413-585-4940|
|Bed removal fee||Facilities Management: 413-585-2400|
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 GradGuard.com/tuition/smith or by calling 1.866.724.4384.