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Outside Aid


Student Financial Services

College Hall 106
10 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2530
Fax: 413-585-2566

Call Center Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–noon and 1:30–3:30 p.m. (EST)

Outside aid will first reduce or replace the self-help portion of your award (loan and work-study). If the outside aid exceeds the total self-help portion of your award, we will allow the aid to go toward a one-time computer purchase, or toward the cost of the Smith College Health Insurance (unless you receive a health grant). Any amount of outside aid in excess of self-help and these costs will reduce Smith Grant dollar for dollar. State or federal grant assistance reduces Smith Grant dollar for dollar. Need-based loans from state or outside agencies can be used to replace dollar for dollar either the suggested federal loan or the work study award. Outside aid includes outside awards based on student merit, as well as tuition subsidies based on parent employment (Tuition Benefits).

If you receive any assistance from an organization outside of the college, this aid must be taken into consideration in calculating your financial aid award. You are required to report all outside aid to the Student Financial Services office.

Once you notify us of any aid which is expected to be sent directly to the college, we will add the anticipated amount to the student account as a pending credit, reducing the amount due.  If the aid is expected to be late, please notify us so we can extend the pending credit.  Any amounts expected but not received are the responsibility of the student.

Please send all outside aid checks to:

Smith College
Student Financial Services
College Hall
Northampton, MA 01063

Be sure to note your name and ID on all checks.