Students studying abroad for Smith credit are billed the Smith comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board), and Smith will pay the tuition, room and board charges assessed by the study abroad program. The Guide to Home School Fees explains which costs Smith covers and which costs are the responsibility of the student.
Important costs that may not be included in the comprehensive fee are:
- Program application fees
- Health insurance
- Room and board costs during program breaks
- Personal expenses
Students must consider these additional costs when planning their study abroad experience.
Smith students are eligible for financial aid on the same basis as when they are studying in Northampton. For questions about Smith Financial Aid related to study abroad, please visit Student Financial Services.
The Office for International Study awards partial funding for airfare expenses to students with high financial need studying in places other than the UK and Ireland. Students need not apply; all students who are eligible will receive an airfare stipend.
Tuition Waiver for Dependents
Students who are dependents of Smith faculty or staff may receive a 60 percent tuition waiver for study on a Smith or consortium program abroad. For approved programs, the tuition waiver is 40 percent.
- The Trustees Grant for Northampton Residents cannot be used for study abroad.
- Tuition exchange programs can be used only for a Smith program abroad, and not for study on an approved program.