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Student Financial Services

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

Phone: 413-585-2530
Fax: 413-585-2566
Email: sfs@smith.edu

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

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 tenure at Smith should apply for aid by the financial aid deadlines.

International Applicants

If you are an international transfer student, please see the forms and deadlines in our international financial aid section.

Ada Comstock Scholar Applicants

If you are a nontraditional transfer student, please see the forms and deadlines in our Ada Comstock Scholars financial aid section.

Undocumented Applicants

Undocumented students are encouraged to apply for financial aid at Smith College. Please visit our Undocumented Applicants section for requirements and deadlines.


Applying for Aid After Deadlines

Transfer students who do not apply for financial aid by the published financial aid deadlines will be required to complete 32 credits 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; no Smith Grant aid would be available until the credits are completed at Smith.

International Applicants

International students who do not apply for aid prior to admission are not eligible to receive institutional aid at Smith at any time.

Ada Comstock Scholar Applicants

If you are a nontraditional transfer student, see our policies in the Ada Comstock Scholars financial aid section.


Forms & Deadlines

Document Due
Smith Aid Application for Traditional Students (2021-22) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner November 15, 2021
CSS PROFILE (2021-22)
Smith College Code: 3762
November 15, 2021
Noncustodial PROFILE (2021-22), if applicable
Smith College Code: 3762
November 15, 2021
FAFSA (2021-22)
Smith College Code: 002209
November 15, 2021

2019 signed parent federal tax returns, including all schedules (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate).

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

Parent Non-Filer Form (2019) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner

November 15, 2021
2019 parent W-2s (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) November 15, 2021
2019 parent business tax returns, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) November 15, 2021

2019 signed student federal tax returns, including all schedules

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

Student Non-Filer Form (2019) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner

November 15, 2021
Trust Information Request (if apllicable) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner November 15, 2021

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.

- Net Partner (Smith's financial aid portal). Instructions will be emailed to the applicant after admission application is received by Smith Office of Admission.

Document Due
Smith Aid Application for Traditional Students (2022-23) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner February 15, 2022
CSS PROFILE
Smith College Code: 3762
February 15, 2022
CSS PROFILE for Noncustodial Parents
Smith College Code: 3762
February 15, 2022
FAFSA
Smith College Code: 002209
February 15, 2022
(Residents of MA, VT): You must file FAFSA by state aid deadlines*)

2020 signed parent federal tax returns*, including all schedules (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate).

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

Parent Non-Filer Form (2020) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner

February 15, 2022
2020 parent W-2s* (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) February 15, 2022
2020 parent business tax returns*, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) February 15, 2022

2020 signed student federal tax returns*, including all schedules

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

Student Non-Filer Form (2020) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner

February 15, 2022
Trust Information Request (if applicable) - Form available on IDOC or Net Partner February 15, 2022

*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.

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.

- Net Partner (Smith's financial aid portal). Instructions will be emailed to the applicant after admission application is received by Smith Office of Admission.