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Costs & Payments


Office of Precollege Programs

30 Belmont Avenue
Smith College
Northampton MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4455
Fax: 413-585-4344
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Important COVID-19 Information

May 27, 2020- Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Office of Precollege Programs is closed this summer beginning on May 30th. We look forward to connecting with everyone in the fall and remain hopeful that we can begin planning for the summer 2021 Precollege Programs. 

April 15, 2020—Smith College and the Smith College COVID-19 Response Team announced today that on-campus summer programs will not be running in 2020. Smith Precollege Programs are canceled for summer 2020. 

Program fees paid to Smith for these canceled programs will be refunded. Smith cannot reimburse the application fee or cost of any travel or supplies purchased in preparation for our programs. Refunds will be applied to your account by May 15, 2020. We thank you for your patience as we process them as quickly as possible.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the summer precollege team at

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Will my application outcome (acceptance, waitlist, denied) be deferred to summer 2021?

No. We will not be deferring acceptance. Students are welcome to apply when our 2021 Application opens.

Will Smith Precollege Programs offer any digital or online learning this summer?

No. We will not be offering any online learning for precollege students in summer 2020.

I am a student connected to a Program Partner (i.e. Schuler Scholar Foundation, Achievement First Schools, REACH Memphis) is there anything special I should know?

Please connect with your Program Partner liaison. They have been provided additional information about refunds and summer 2021.

What does age-eligible for Precollege Programs Summer 2021 mean?

Age-eligible for summer 2021 means that you would be entering grades 9-12 in fall 2021.

2020 Program Tuition

College Admission Workshop


Sustainable Futures: Farming, Justice and the Environment  $3,385
Women, Gender and Representation $3,385
Summer Science & Engineering Program $6,540
Creative Writing Workshop $3,385
  • Tuition covers room, board and all academic costs, including books, classroom field trips, etc.
  • Tuition includes the nonrefundable deposit.

Application Fee

Domestic applicants $50
International applicants $125

All application fees are nonrefundable.

Nonrefundable Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit is due within 10 business days of acceptance into a precollege program.

College Admission Residential $340
College Admission Day Student $175
Sustainable Futures: Farming, Justice and the Environment $680
Women, Gender and Representation $680
Summer Science & Engineering Program $1,310
Creative Writing Workshop $680

Program Payments

Tuition for all programs is due by May 15. If you are accepted into the program after May 15, full payment is due immediately.

Refund Policy

  • All program deposits are nonrefundable.
  • Tuition is nonrefundable after May 15.
  • If an accepted student drops out after May 15, or leaves the program early for any reason, no portion of tuition will be refunded. Some extenuating circumstances may be considered if the parent or guardian submits a written request to the director of Precollege Programs.

Early Registration Discount

If you pay in full by April 1 and do not request financial aid, you are eligible to the discounts below (there is no early registration discount for the College Admission Workshop).

Sustainable Futures: Farming, Justice and the Environment $150
Women, Gender and Representation $150
Summer Science & Engineering Program $200
Creative Writing Workshop $150

Optional Fees

Airport Shuttle

The shuttle to and from Bradley International Airport is $35 ($70 roundtrip).

All requests for shuttle transportation must be received by June 15. You will mark your shuttle selection in the Supplemental Form.


Getaways are optional weekend trips that do not have an academic focus. Unlike field trips, which are included in the program, getaways require a separate fee. Getaways are nonrefundable. Students may elect to not go on the trip; however, the fee will not be refunded. 

Financial Assistance

Smith Precollege Summer Programs financial aid is available to a limited number of participants and is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and eligibility for the program. To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the financial aid section on the application and upload tax documentation.

Financial Aid Deadline Update
Smith Precollege Programs has extended the financial aid application deadline to April 10, 2020, due to extended school closures across the country. We encourage students who can provide a complete application to submit as soon as possible. We will continue to reassess this deadline as the time draws nearer and may offer additional extensions. 

Foundation Partners

Below is a list of the organizations and foundations that partner with Smith Precollege Programs. Some of these foundations work with high school students only from particular schools or communities where the foundation is located. Others work broadly, referring and recommending students from throughout the United States.

We value our engagement with these organizations. Many offer both financial support and ongoing relationships to their high-achieving young scholars, giving advice, support and assistance to students and their families through the Precollege application process.