Apply for Aid - Returning Students

Smith College is committed to providing an outstanding education to qualified students from all economic backgrounds. Financial aid awards are determined each academic year, and it is necessary to submit new forms annually. It is critical that if you intend to apply for aid, you meet all deadlines. You are encouraged to submit all required documents as early as possible.

We are here to help you through the application process in any way we can. Our preferred method of correspondence is email. Please send questions to, and be sure to include the student’s full name and Smith ID (or date of birth) with your correspondence.

Forms and Deadlines

Returning students are only required to submit an updated FAFSA application. You are encouraged to submit your FAFSA as early as possible.

Current Students

2020-2021 FAFSA
Smith College SSW Code: E00522
Due: March 1, 2020

Important: The U.S. Department of Education requires Smith College to verify the information submitted on your FAFSA for selected FAFSA applications. If your application is selected, we will require the following:

  • A Verification Worksheet (sent to you by our office)
  • Verification of your tax information by importing tax data to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool through or by providing an official 2017 tax transcript

Notification of Awards

Returning student awards are processed on a rolling basis beginning in March as the FAFSA data is received and reviewed.