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for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

Tuition & Financial Aid


Student Financial Services

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

Phone: 413-585-2530
Fax: 413-585-2566
Toll-free: 800-221-2579

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.

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Due to Covid-19, Smith College employees will be working remotely.  As a result there will be technology and staffing limitations.

Please note the following:

Admitted students who are appealing their financial aid award may access our Appeal form on Net Partner.

Financial aid applicants are encouraged to use Net Partner, our secure fax or College Board's IDOC service to submit financial aid documents.  Use of mail services will result in a delay.

The use of email is strongly encouraged as we will not be able to receive phone calls at the SFS office during this period .

Smith College seeks to provide educational opportunity for qualified students, knowing that many of you will require financial assistance. Our need-based aid program begins with a consistent, yet personalized, assessment of each applicant's ability to pay for college expenses. Smith meets the full documented need, as determined by college policy, of all admitted students who apply for aid by the published deadlines.

An education from Smith College is an investment that yields a lifetime of rewards. We want to provide an outstanding education to qualified women from all economic backgrounds, and we meet the full documented need of every admitted student who completes the financial aid application by the published deadlines. We also offer financial advice to help all families manage the cost of college, whether or not they qualify for aid. This partnership between Smith and families has allowed many women to afford a quality education.

Every family is unique, and we are here to help you through the application process in any way we can.

Estimate Your Share of College Costs

These tools can help you estimate eligibility for need-based financial aid at Smith and how much you might expect to contribute.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition

Students are billed for one-half of the annual charges at the beginning of each semester.


Tuition $53,940
Room & Board* $16,880
Student Activities Fee $284
Student Health Insurance Plan $2,548 
Total per year $73,652

* Room & board pro-rated in the fall ($7,500) and the full rate in the spring ($9,380). The student body may vote to change the student activities fee after FY2021 plans are announced. Off-campus students do not pay room & board or the student activities fee.


Tuition $53,940
Room & Board $18,130
Student Activities Fee $284
Student Health Insurance Plan $2,274
Total per year $74,628

Other Costs Not Billed

There are costs that most students incur during the year. They can include:

  • Books and supplies. Plan for at least $400 per semester based on courses and availability of secondhand books.
  • Travel to and from Smith College
  • Personal expenses
  • House dues (both mandatory and optional)

Actual costs incurred will vary and are the student's responsibility.

The following Code of Conduct was last updated by NASFAA's Board of Directors in March 2014. Subject to enforcement procedures that go into effect July 1, 2015, NASFAA institutional members of NASFAA will ensure that:

  1. No action will be taken by financial aid staff that is for their personal benefit or could be perceived to be a conflict of interest.
    1. Employees within the financial aid office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
    2. If a preferred lender list is provided, it will be compiled without prejudice and for the sole benefit of the students attending the institution. The information included about lenders and loan terms will be transparent, complete, and accurate. The complete process through which preferred lenders are selected will be fully and publically disclosed. Borrowers will not be auto-assigned to any particular lender.
    3. A borrower's choice of a lender will not be denied, impeded, or unnecessarily delayed by the institution, even if that lender is not included on the institution's preferred lender list.
    4. No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minimis amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or his/her family), or from any entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the institution (including service on advisory committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).
  1. Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
  2. Institutional award notifications and/or other institutionally provided materials shall include the following:
    1. A breakdown of individual components of the institution's Cost of Attendance, designating all potential billable charges.
    2. Clear identification of each award, indicating type of aid, i.e. gift aid (grant, scholarship), work, or loan.
    3. Standard terminology and definitions, using NASFAA's glossary of award letter terms.
    4. Renewal requirements for each award.
  1. All required consumer information is displayed in a prominent location on the institutional web site(s) and in any printed materials, easily identified and found, and labeled as "Consumer Information."
  2. Financial aid professionals will disclose to their institution any involvement, interest in, or potential conflict of interest with any entity with which the institution has a business relationship.