Ph.D. Types of Financial Aid

Smith College School for Social Work offers a variety of types of financial aid to assist students in paying for their graduate education. Financial aid comes in a variety of forms and from a variety of sources.

Grant Aid

All need-based aid is awarded as grant funding; grants do not need to be repaid. (A separate application is required to be considered for need-based aid.)

Federal Student Loans

Federal loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid with interest.

Outside Aid

Some students receive scholarships, grants, Veteran's benefits, and employee tuition benefits from sources outside of Smith College.