Apply for Aid - Prospective 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 sfs@smith.edu, and be sure to include the student’s full name and Smith ID (or date of birth) with your correspondence.

General Information

If you are hoping to receive institutional (grant or merit) aid in order to attend Smith School for Social Work, please find the deadlines for your application type detailed below. We encourage you to submit all requirements as early as possible.  Please note that Five College Circle of Scholars applicants and Early Decision Applicants (Non-Binding) receive preference in institutional financial aid and merit aid. 

Institutional Financial Aid Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2021-2022. (Academic Year begins June 2021)

Admitted Applicants
who deferred from 2020-21


November 30, 2020


Five College Circle of Scholars
 
November 30, 2020


Early Decision Applicants


January 5, 2021


Regular Decision Applicants
 

March 1, 2021


Apply for Financial Aid

  • 2021-2022 FAFSA
    Smith College SSW Code: E00522
    Mandatory
    See deadlines in chart above.
    Note: For FAFSA purposes, applicants to a graduate program are designated "independent" and do not provide parent information on the FAFSA.
     
  • 2021-2022 Additional Information Form 
    Optional
    An opportunity to provide additional information for consideration with your FAFSA data.
 

Important for Federal Loan Eligibility

Important for Federal Aid Only: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only form required to apply for federal aid consideration. Please see Student Loans for more details on Federal Student Loans.

Also, 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 may 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov or by providing an official tax return.
     

Notification of Awards

  • Award determinations are generally available one week after an applicant receives notification of admission if all financial aid materials have been received. Admitted applicants will receive an email that an award determination is available to be viewed on Net Partner.