Program Costs and Financial Aid

Program Cost: $7400

Financial aid: Qualified applicants with demonstrated need are likely to receive financial aid.   Scholarships can fully or partially cover the costs of the program .

The Program Cost includes all academic sessions; transportation for museum visits; overnight accommodation in New York (one night) and Boston (one night); museum admission fees; expenses associated with course projects; the exhibition opening reception for participants and their guests.

Also included are fees which cover a Smith College ID OneCard; use of Smith libraries; 24-hour computing resources; athletic facilities, including the Olin Fitness Center.  A limited Sickness and Accident Medical Plan is included as a supplement to participants’ primary health insurance.

Room and board is included in the program cost. Participants are housed together on the Smith campus; rooms are single occupancy with shared bathroom facilities.  All rooms are equipped with internet access.  Telephones with local calling capability are included, as are linens, a pillow, and a fan.  A room air conditioner can be installed for an additional fee if reserved at the time of enrollment in the program.

The meal plan includes three meals per day, seven days a week when the class is not traveling.  Meals will be served in a Smith College dining room.

All students are responsible for their transportation to and from Northampton for the program, some meals on trips, and for purchase of no more than two texts .  Awards of financial assistance apply only to the SIAMS Program Cost.


Financial Assistance
SIAMS scholarships, made possible by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and private donors, are available to applicants with need.  Students requesting aid must complete the Financial Aid Application Form to submit with their SIAMS application.

In addition to available financial aid , the recently established Brown SIAMS Fellowship (BSF) provides one student with: SIAMS program costs and a four-week, paid, summer work experience at the Smith College Museum of Art with room and board at Smith College.  The BSF is designed to increase the diversity of students gaining exposure to the museum field and to strengthen the museum field in return.  SIAMS applicants with demonstrated financial need may apply for the Brown SIAMS Fellowship in their application.  For more information, please contact or call SIAMS at 413-585-2781 .

Applicants can also look for funding at their home college or university.  Consult the institution’s Financial Aid and Career Development offices for guidance and to learn more about such opportunities.