Cost of Attendance

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance

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. 

2024-2025 Tuition & Fees

Program YearYear 1 StudentsYear 2 StudentsFinal Summer Students 
Student Activity Fee$45$45$45
Subtotal Tuition and Fees$37,835$37,835$17,045

Also, see General Billing Processes and Policies as well as Important SSW Process Dates and Related Info for bill and due dates and other important timelines

*Tuition and Fees will be set for each new academic year in late January by the Smith College Board of Trustees.

2024-2025 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 expenses shown below are an estimate. Living expenses include housing, food and utilities. Your actual expenses may be less and will vary based on living and travel arrangements, 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 YearYear 1 StudentsYear 2 StudentsFinal Summer Students
Months/Academic Year11112.5
Living Expenses$17,120$17,120$3,896
Personal Expenses$11,628$11,628$2,646
Books and Supplies$900$900$900
Unsubsidized Loan Origination Fee$201$201$120
Subtotal Additional Budget Components$33,401$33,401$7,970

2024-2025 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 YearYear 1 StudentsYear 2 StudentsFinal Summer Students
Total COA$71,236$71,236$25,015

Ph.D. students are also responsible for Ph.D. supervisory fees.

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 Ph.D. supervisory fees, 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.

2024-2025 July Start

Students Returning from Leave

2024-2025 COA: July - April Enrollment

Months/Academic Year9.5
Student Activity Fee$23
Living Expenses$14,786
Personal Expenses$10,044
Books and Supplies$700
Unsubsidized Loan Origination Fee$201
Total Cost of Attendance$62.238
2024-2025 September Start

Students Returning from Leave

2024-2025 COA: September - April Enrollment

Months/Academic Year8
Living Expenses$12,454
Personal Expense$8,460 
Books & Supplies$500
Unsubsidized Loan Origination Fee$201
Total Cost of Attendance$53,239