Costs and Financial Aid

At Paul Smith’s College, our dedication to your education is paramount.  We offer individualized financial aid packages and options to help make your college education not only possible but also affordable.

Nearly 100% of Paul Smith’s students receive some kind of financial aid – whether merit scholarships to reward you for your academic achievements, grants to further your educational interests, student loans to help make your family contribution easier or all of the above.

Our admissions team will help you navigate the application process and provide a clearer picture of what your education costs might look like. See our complete list of tuition and fees, and our net price calculator, to give you even more information about financial aid and other considerations.

The financial aid process begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The results of this application allow Paul Smith’s College to see what federal and state grants, as well as student loan programs, you may qualify for. Students must be accepted for admission to Paul Smith’s College before they are eligible to receive financial aid.

For priority consideration in state and federal grant programs, it is recommended that students submit the FAFSA by April 1 for the fall semester, or Nov. 1 for the spring semester.

More Paul Smith’s College Merit Scholarship Awards Info:

Paul Smith’s College Merit Scholarships are awarded to new, incoming freshman and transfer students at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $14,000 per year. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters for full-time students at Paul Smith’s who maintain the cumulative GPA required for their particular award (generally between a of 2.00 or 2.50). No additional application is necessary - simply complete the admissions application process and qualifying students will be notified within a few weeks of their notification of acceptance.

Additional scholarships for first-time students may be available based on factors such as major, hometown or special skills. The programs are announced in January or February, with application deadlines falling in March and April. Contact your Admissions Counselor to find out what other programs you may be eligible to apply for. 


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