Current students need to reapply for financial aid annually. Information about applying, including tuition and fees for the upcoming year, can be found below.
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.
Smith College SSW Code: E00522
|March 1, 2023|
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 or by providing an official 2021 tax transcript
Notification of Award
Returning student awards are processed on a rolling basis beginning in March as the FAFSA data is received and reviewed.
Returning Second Year Students
Returning students must apply for need-based aid for each new academic year of graduate study. The School makes every effort to maintain the level of financial aid originally offered into a student’s second year. Unfortunately, our funding is limited and, in general, we are unable to consider a decrease in income or assets during the program as the majority of students do experience this change in circumstances once enrolled as a full time SSW student. Returning students experiencing emergency circumstances (illness, etc.) may submit an appeal.
Final Summer Students
Final summer students who will enter their final summer session may apply for up to $2,200 in need-based grant aid; otherwise, students should plan to finance this session through federal loans or other personal resources.
Submitting an Appeal
To appeal a financial aid award, please complete our M.S.W. Appeal Form. This form is available as a downloadable form in Net Partner and must be received at the School by March 15. Admitted applicant appeals are considered on a rolling basis and will be placed in queue for the Appeal Committee upon receipt.
If you are hoping to receive institutional aid in order to attend Smith School for Social Work, please find the required forms and deadlines for your application type detailed below. We encourage you to submit all requirements as early as possible.
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 Loan Information 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 2018 tax transcript
The easiest way to complete or correct your FAFSA with accurate tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool through www.fafsa.gov. In a few simple steps, most applicants who filed a 2021 tax return can view and transfer their tax return information directly into their FAFSA.
|Due: March 1, 2023|
Track Your Financial Aid Application
M.S.W. and Ph.D. students can track their financial aid applications using Net Partner.
Check the status of your financial aid application using Net Partner, Smith’s Financial Aid portal.
Protect the confidentiality of your personal information by keeping your ID and password in a safe place and not sharing them with others!
- Log in to Net Partner
- Use your personal email as used in your admission application as your username.
- For your initial log in, click on First Time Users to create a password and answer the security questions.
- Go to the Menu and select Documents and Messages to see your requirements.
SFS Code of Conduct
The staff of the Smith College Office of Student Financial Services is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. We are members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
No action will be taken by financial aid staff that is for their personal benefit or could be perceived to be a conflict of interest.
- Employees within the financial aid office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
- If a preferred lender list is provided, it will be compiled without prejudice and for the sole benefit of the students attending the institution. The information included about lenders and loan terms will be transparent, complete, and accurate. The complete process through which preferred lenders are selected will be fully and publically disclosed. Borrowers will not be auto-assigned to any particular lender.
- A borrower's choice of a lender will not be denied, impeded, or unnecessarily delayed by the institution, even if that lender is not included on the institution's preferred lender list.
- No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minimis amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or his/her family), or from any entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the institution (including service on advisery committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).
Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
- A breakdown of individual components of the institution's Cost of Attendance, designating all potential billable charges.
- Clear identification of each award, indicating type of aid, i.e. gift aid (grant, scholarship), work, or loan.
- Standard terminology and definitions, using NASFAA's glossary of award letter terms.
- Renewal requirements for each award. Financial aid professionals will disclose to their institution any involvement, interest in, or potential conflict of interest with any entity with which the institution has a business relationship.