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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
November 15, 2017
CSS PROFILE (2017-18)
Smith College Code: 3762
November 15, 2017
Noncustodial PROFILE (2017-18), if applicable
Smith College Code: 3762
November 15, 2017
FAFSA (2017-18)
Smith College Code: 002209
November 15, 2017

2015 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

November 15, 2017
2015 parent W-2s (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) November 15, 2017
2015 parent business tax returns, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) November 15, 2017

2015 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

November 15, 2017
(if applicable) November 15, 2017

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
February 1, 2018
CSS PROFILE
Smith College Code: 3762
February 1, 2018
CSS PROFILE for Noncustodial Parents
Smith College Code: 3762
February 1, 2018
FAFSA
Smith College Code: 002209
February 1, 2018
(Residents of MA, VT, PA: You must file FAFSA by state aid deadlines*)

2016 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

February 1, 2018
2016 parent W-2s (custodial and noncustodial, if appropriate) February 1, 2018
2016 parent business tax returns, if appropriate (custodial and noncustodial) February 1, 2018

2016 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

February 1, 2018
(if applicable) February 1, 2018

*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 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.