Financial Aid

A Paul Smith’s education is a smart investment in your future. The Financial Aid Office can help make your investment more affordable through a combination of grants, loans, scholarships and campus work-study jobs. In fact, 98 percent of Paul Smith’s students receive some form of financial aid: it’s our investment in you.

Scholarships for New Students- At this time, the Fall 2014 scholarships have been awarded.  

Types of Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid isn’t hard, but we encourage you to start the process as early as possible.  To apply for need-based student financial aid from Paul Smith’s College and the federal government, including Paul Smith’s Grants, Federal Pell and Supplemental Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Student Perkins and Direct Loans, and work-study, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no charge for submitting this form.  All filers will need the Paul Smith’s Federal code when completing the FAFSA: 002795.

Applying for Financial Aid

Seven Easy Steps to Filing the FAFSA

Contact Financial Aid



Families must continue to be residents of New York State (NYS) for consideration of the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The TAP application process begins by filing the FAFSA and listing a college or university located in New York State. Students may complete their TAP application on-line at  Paul Smith’s TAP codes are: 2140 for the 2 year program and 6140 for the 4 year program.

*Note that NYS TAP award estimates provided on 2014-2015 award notifications will be based on the current year formula until the NYS budget is in-place.


Do not forget to submit your application to VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corp.) for consideration for a State grant. It is your responsibility to contact VSAC to be certain you comply with the VSAC application deadline.

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance

The typical Paul Smith’s student lives on campus in one of our 16 residence halls, eats most meals at the dining hall and enrolls in the kind of hands-on classes and labs that require special equipment like professional chef’s knives or chainsaws. Tuition covers the academic cost of Paul Smith’s, but there are other fees for housing, meal plans, books, supplies, activities and more. The following links provide detailed information about the total cost of Paul Smith’s and how much you can expect to receive in financial aid. 

2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

Net Price Calculator

Contact Financial Aid

We have helped thousands of students just like you pay for college, and we look forward to your questions. Call the Financial Aid Office at (800) 421-2605 or send an email to


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7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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