M.S.W. Cost of Attendance

2021-2022 Standard Cost of Attendance (COA)


Smith College recognizes that a graduate education is a major life investment. Like all sound investments it requires planning and preparation. We are committed to providing our students with the information they need to plan and prepare for payment/financing of this major investment.

 

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Program Year

Year 1 Students

Year 2 Students

Final
Summer Students

2021-22 Tuition*

$31,370

$31,370

$6,670

Student Activity Fee

$45

$45

$45

Subtotal
Tuition and Fees

$31,415

$31,415

$6,715

 

Tuition and Activity Fee are standard billed fees for all SSW students. See Other SSW Program Fees as well as Miscellaneous Fees for fees applicable on a per student basis.

In addition, see General Billing Processes and Policies as well as Plan for Major Bill Due Dates and Important Process Dates & Info for bill due dates and other important time lines.

2021-2022 Additional Budget Components

The Department of Education requires a standard budget or Cost of Attendance (COA) be set by the School. Personal actual expenses vary by individual student circumstances.

For example, a student may choose not to borrow an unsubsidized loan offered and hence will not incur an origination fee even though the School has included this as a standard budget component.

The standard budget for living expenses shown below is an estimate. Living expenses include rent, utilities, meals, travel, and other personal expenses. Your actual expenses may be less and will vary based on living and travel arrangements, field internship location, and other personal choices. Please plan your budget carefully and borrow conservatively to reflect your own living expenses. The Department of Education provides budgeting resources to assist in your planning.  

Program Year

Year 1

Year 2

Final Summer

Months/Academic Year

11

11

2.5

Living Expenses

$26,800

$26,800

$6,100

Books & Supplies

$900

$900

$900

Unsubsidized Loan
Origination Fee
$200 $200 $118

Subtotal Additional
Budget Components

$27,900

$27,900

$7,118

 

2021-2022 Total Cost of Attendance (COA)

COA = Tuition + Activity Fee + Additional Components listed above.
The Total COA is set by Smith College. Billed COA components by Smith include tuition and the student activity fee. Additional components, not directly billed by Smith include living expenses, books and the unsubsidized loan origination fee. 

If you plan to utilize Student Loan/s to assist in financing your education, the Total Cost of Attendance (less any other aid received in an academic year) represents your maximum borrowing eligibility. Please see Federal Student Loans for application requirements and other important loan information.

Program Year

Year 1

Year 2

Final Summer

Total COA

$59,315

$59,315

$13,833

Special circumstances sometimes warrant an increase in the standard cost of attendance budget based on a student’s actual expenses in order to create additional loan eligibility. Examples include high unreimbursed medical expenses, dependent care and/or dependent maintenance expenses. Please see our Budget Adjustments section on the Student Loans page for more information on submitting a Cost of Attendance appeal form.



 

Students Returning from Leave

July through April Enrollment

2021-2021 COA

9.5             Months/Academic Year

$27,740    Tuition

$23            Student Activity Fee

$23,150      Living Expenses

$700          Books & Supplies

$200          Unsubsidized Loan Origination Fee

$51,813    Total Cost of Attendance​

Students Returning from Leave

September through April Enrollment

2021-2022 COA

8               Months/Academic Year

$24,110    Tuition

$19,500    Living Expenses

$500         Books & Supplies

$200         Unsubsidized Loan Origination Fee

$44,310    Total Cost of Attendance