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Applicants & Prospective Students

This section is for prospective students applying for admission. If you are a current student, please go to the Student Financial Services website for financial aid deadlines and policies.

When to Apply for Aid

You must not wait until you have been accepted to Smith to apply for aid. Any student who may need institutional financial assistance during her tenure at Smith should apply for aid by the financial aid deadlines. For applicants who meet the published deadlines, award notifications are sent with admission decisions.


Applying for Aid After Deadlines

Students from the United States who do not apply for financial aid by the published financial aid deadlines will be required to complete 64 credits earned at Smith before they are eligible to apply for institutional financial aid. This means that a student would be eligible to receive only federal, state, and outside aid for her first two years at Smith; no Smith grant aid would be available before that period.


Forms & Deadlines

Document Due

November 15, 2019

CSS PROFILE
Smith College Code: 3762

November 15, 2019

CSS PROFILE for Noncustodial Parents
Smith College Code: 3762

November 15, 2019
FAFSA
Smith College Code: 002209
November 15, 2019
(Residents of MA, VT, PA: You must file FAFSA by state aid deadlines*)

2018 signed parent federal tax returns*, including all schedules (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate)

If parents are not required to, and did not file taxes, please complete the Parent Non-Filer Form

November 15, 2019
2018 parent W-2s* (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) November 15, 2019
2018 parent business tax returns*, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) November 15, 2019
(if applicable) November 15, 2019

*More information regarding the federal tax requirements can be found here.

All students are required to apply for state aid if eligible. Failure to complete all of the state requirements will result in a loss of state grant eligibility. Smith College will not replace this lost assistance due to failure to complete the necessary state requirements. For more information on state aid, see Grant Aid.

Please note: If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, your parent or parents must submit both U.S. tax returns and tax returns from your country of residence. If your parent or parents file taxes in only one country, submit that tax return. If your parent or parents earn income, but do not file taxes due to local regulations where you live, submit an income statement from your parent or parents' employer.

Where to Send Forms

Forms should be sent to College Board's document imaging service Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Financial aid documents are to be uploaded electronically to IDOC or mailed directly to IDOC, where they will be scanned and sent electronically to Smith.

College Board will send IDOC instructions via email to applicants who have completed the CSS PROFILE. To ensure deadlines are met, please complete the CSS PROFILE prior to the deadline so that documents can be uploaded to IDOC by our deadline. For more information, please visit the IDOC website.

Document Due

January 2, 2020
CSS PROFILE
Smith College Code: 3762
January 2, 2020
CSS PROFILE for Noncustodial Parents
Smith College Code: 3762
January 2, 2020
FAFSA
Smith College Code: 002209
January 2, 2020
(Residents of MA, VT, PA: You must file FAFSA by state aid deadlines*)

2018 signed parent federal tax returns*, including all schedules (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate)

If parents are not required to, and did not file taxes, please complete the Parent Non-Filer Form

January 2, 2020
2018 parent W-2s* (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) January 2, 2020
2018 parent business tax returns*, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) January 2, 2020
(if applicable) January 2, 2020

*More information regarding the federal tax requirements can be found here.

All students are required to apply for state aid if eligible. Failure to complete all of the state requirements will result in a loss of state grant eligibility. Smith College will not replace this lost assistance due to failure to complete the necessary state requirements. For more information on state aid, see Grant Aid.

Please note: If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, your parent or parents must submit both U.S. tax returns and tax returns from your country of residence. If your parent or parents file taxes in only one country, submit that tax return. If your parent or parents earn income, but do not file taxes due to local regulations where you live, submit an income statement from your parent or parents' employer.

Where to Send Documents

Documents should be sent to College Board's document imaging service Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Financial aid documents are to be uploaded electronically to IDOC or mailed directly to IDOC, where they will be scanned and sent electronically to Smith.

College Board will send IDOC instructions via email to applicants who have completed the CSS PROFILE. To ensure deadlines are met, please complete the CSS PROFILE prior to the deadline so that documents can be uploaded to IDOC by our deadline. For more information, please visit the IDOC website.

Document Due

January 25, 2020
CSS PROFILE
Smith College Code: 3762
January 25, 2020
CSS PROFILE for Noncustodial Parents
Smith College Code: 3762
January 25, 2020
FAFSA
Smith College Code: 002209
January 25, 2020
(Residents of MA, VT, PA: You must file FAFSA by state aid deadlines*)

2018 signed parent federal tax returns*, including all schedules (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate)

If parents are not required to, and did not file taxes, please complete the Parent Non-Filer Form

January 25, 2020
2018 parent W-2s* (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) January 25, 2020
2018 parent business tax returns*, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) January 25, 2020
(if applicable) January 25, 2020

*More information regarding the federal tax requirements can be found here.

All students are required to apply for state aid if eligible. Failure to complete all of the state requirements will result in a loss of state grant eligibility. Smith College will not replace this lost assistance due to failure to complete the necessary state requirements. For more information on state aid, see Grant Aid.

Please note: If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, your parent or parents must submit both U.S. tax returns and tax returns from your country of residence. If your parent or parents file taxes in only one country, submit that tax return. If your parent or parents earn income, but do not file taxes due to local regulations where you live, submit an income statement from your parent or parents' employer.

Where to Send Documents

Documents should be sent to College Board's document imaging service Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Financial aid documents are to be uploaded electronically to IDOC or mailed directly to IDOC, where they will be scanned and sent electronically to Smith.

College Board will send IDOC instructions via email to applicants who have completed the CSS PROFILE. To ensure deadlines are met, please complete the CSS PROFILE prior to the deadline so that documents can be uploaded to IDOC by our deadline. For more information, please visit the IDOC website.

Important!

While you must complete the CSS Profile and Smith Application to be considered for institutional aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only form required to apply for federal aid. It is free to complete the FAFSA and apply for federal aid. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal aid only. If your application is selected for verification by the Federal Government, additional requirements may apply. You may apply for federal financial aid at any point during the academic year. Most students at Smith who are eligible for need-based aid will also require Smith institutional aid in order to cover the cost of a Smith education. If you are hoping to receive grant aid in order to attend Smith, please complete all institutional requirements by the deadlines, as listed on our Apply For Financial Aid pages.