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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include the student’s full name and Smith ID (or date of birth) with your correspondence.
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 2024-2025 (begins June 2024)
|Admitted Applicants who deferred from 2023-24||January 10, 2024|
|Five College Circle of Scholars||January 10, 2024|
|Early Decision Applicants||January 10, 2024|
|Regular Decision Applicants||March 1, 2024|
Apply for Financial Aid
Mandatory: 2024-2025 FAFSA*
*Due to the historic FAFSA Simplification Act, the Department of Education will not make the 2024-2025 FAFSA available until sometime in December 2023. We will notify applicants and students as soon as the FAFSA is available.
Smith College SSW Code: E00522
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.
- Optional: 2024-2025 Additional Information Form will be available mid-October 2023
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 Award
- 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.