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. The Financial Aid Office is pleased to announce our new PSC Financial Aid Student Portal. All financial aid processes at Paul Smith’s College can now be tracked through the Paul Smith’s Financial Aid Portal. You can also access the online system from the Paul Smith’s Financial Aid website and from the Student Portal. You will access your Paul Smith’s Financial Aid Portal by using your Student ID and Password. Your Student ID will be mailed or emailed to you by the Financial Aid Office. You can create an account and a password by using the login box on the login page by clicking on the First Time User? link. Please keep your password in a safe place. The online system will allow you to:

  • Check the status of your financial aid
  • View outstanding documents needed to finalize your financial aid
  • Print missing documents
  • View your current financial aid awards
  • Accept or decline your awards
  • View important messages about your awards
  • Check the status of your student loans for the current year
  • Review your loan history

If your parents are involved in your financial aid process, we encourage you to share this portal with them. Due to privacy laws, only students are assigned Student IDs and Passwords for this system. Parents do not have access to your Financial Aid Student ID or Password. You will receive emails from our office periodically regarding any financial aid that has been revised, missing documents and/or any changes. You will not receive any paper revisions. This portal will be the only communication channel to you. It will be very important for you to check your email for any messages from Paul Smith’s College as well as your financial aid information on the Paul Smith’s Financial Aid Portal often.

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Financial Aid Portal

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Office of Financial Aid

Paul Smith's College
Phelps Smith Admin Building
Room 103
PO Box 265
Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0265

(518) 327-6220
(800) 421-2605
(518) 327-6055: fax

Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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.
2017-2018 Tuition & Fees

Direct Expenses (fall and spring only) per academic year

Tuition $27,590
Rooms – Tier 1: Currier, Livermore, LMS, Saratoga, Lakeside, Clinton $6,440
Rooms – Tier 2: Hillside, Alumni Essex, Franklin, Lambert, Blum $8,000
Suites/Room – Tier 3: Upper & Lower St. Regis, Overlook $9,890
Board (Tiers 1 and 2) $5,430
Board (Tier 3) $4,930
Sustainability Fund Fee (Fall only) $31
Overload Charge >18 $540 per credit hour
Health Insurance Charge (if needed through the college – proof of insurance waives this amount) TBD