Financing options for international students include direct payments, the monthly payment plan and private student loans. You may also combine these options into a personalized financing solution that works for your family.
CASHNet Monthly Payment Plan
Smith offers semester payment plans which allow students to pay their semester balance in four equal installments. Payments are due on the 10th of the month. You can sign up for a payment plan in CASHNet, Smith’s student billing system.
Private Student Loans
Private student loans are nonfederal educational loans in the student's name, offered through private lenders. In general, all private student loans require a qualified U.S. co-signer. We highly recommend that you speak with a financial aid counselor before taking out a private student loan.
Comprehensive List of Private Vendors
Smith College does not maintain a recommended lender list. However, we do provide a comprehensive list of lenders that Smith students have used over the past three years.
Smith College has not reviewed the terms and conditions of the loans offered by these lenders and does not endorse any of them.
Please go to ELM Select to review the comprehensive list of lenders and the terms and conditions of their loans. Other private lenders exist that may not be on our list. You are able to choose any private lender that meets your needs.
Note that many credit unions are not listed individually but can be found under cu student (student choice) on ELM Select.
Smith College and its employees do not receive any benefits from lenders listed on this comprehensive list. We are committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. Please review our Code of Conduct for details of our practices.
Private College 529 Plan
Smith College is a proud participant in the Private College 529 Plan, a prepaid tuition plan sponsored by more than 280 private colleges across the country, including Smith. Accounts must be held for a minimum of 36 months before they can be redeemed for tuition. For more information, please see privatecollege529.com.