Welcome to Smith College’s Net Price Calculator! We are happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. We will help you every step of the way. Using the net price calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid from schools to which you plan to apply and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. Rather than shy away from applying to colleges that seem to be out of your price range, results from the net price calculator will show you how affordable those institutions may be.
Even if you are not going to college in the near future, the net price calculator will still be helpful. Younger students and their parents can use this tool to learn about college costs and receive early financial aid information. You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save well before applying to college.
Colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution. At Smith College we are committed to supporting students from a variety of economic backgrounds. To that end, we meet the full demonstrated need of all financial aid applicants that meet our published deadlines.
Smith College does offer a limited number of awards based on merit rather than need. All applicants for admission are automatically considered; there are no special application forms. This calculator does not estimate the likelihood of your receiving merit-based aid. Please visit Smith’s website to learn more about the merit-based scholarships that are available.
When you are ready to begin, you can sign in with your College Board user name and password or use the calculator as a guest. The advantage of signing in is that the information you enter will be saved in your account, so you can use it again and again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest.
The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a first-year student attending school full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool that we hope will give you a clear picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.
As you use the calculator, please remember:
- Smith’s calculator is intended for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Link here for financial aid information for international students.
- At Smith College, we encourage all students who believe they need support to apply for financial aid.
- In the case of divorced or separated parents, the basic calculator may be of limited value because it only allows you to enter information from one household. You can get a better estimate by completing the calculator two times, one time for each household. Then add together the resulting parent contributions to come up with the total parent contribution. When you submit your actual financial aid application, Smith’s Student Financial Services staff will ask for information from both your custodial and non-custodial parent.
- If your parents are self-employed or own a business, the results may not be accurate. The tips along the way can help improve the reliability of the calculator results.
- If you are an independent student or exploring the Ada Comstock program at Smith, this calculator may over-estimate the net price that you will ultimately be responsible for.
- If you have unusual circumstances then you may want to consider contacting Smith and the schools to which you are admitted to see if those circumstances can be considered during the financial aid determination process.
- The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
- The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The Student Financial Services office has the final word on your financial aid award.
- This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
- You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), PROFILE, and submit supporting documents by Smith’s published deadlines in order to be considered for financial aid.
Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.