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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Office of Financial Aid

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

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

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

2016-2017 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.
Tuition & Fees

Expenses (fall and spring only) per academic year

Tuition $24,210
Rooms – Tier 1: Currier, Livermore, LMS, Saratoga, Lakeside, Clinton $6,020
Rooms – Tier 2: Hillside, Alumni Essex, Franklin, Lambert, Blum $7,520
Suites/Room – Tier 3: Upper & Lower St. Regis, Overlook $9,370
Meals $5,270
Program Fees* $800-$2,600
Technology Fee $560
Books and Supplies $1,000
Uniforms/Equipment $300-$800
Forestry Supplies Varies
Laundry Fee $230
Student Activities $330
Sustainability Fund Fee $30 – Fall only
SOAR Fee (new student) $200
Transcript Fee (new student) $30
Overload Charge >18 $525 per credit hour
Health Insurance Charge (if needed through the college) $1,845

*Fees vary depending on your program of study.

Financial Aid Budgets by Program – New Students

INCOMING 2016-2017 FINANCIAL AID BUDGETS (INCLUDE DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS)

This is not the bill you will receive.

Baking Arts & Service Management, Culinary Arts & Service Management, Food Service Mgt, Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room     6,020     7,520                 9,370
Board     5,270
Program Fee     2,600
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Orientation Fee        200
Transcript Fee (inc only)          30
Uniform/Knifes        725
Books/Supplies     1,000
Personal     2,000
Transportation        500
TOTAL  43,705  45,205              47,055
Biology, ecological restoration, environmental science, environmental studies, fisheries & wildlife, Forestry, natural resource conservation & mgt, Park & conservation mgt, recreation, adventure education, & Leisure Mgt, Sustainable communities & working landscapes, Aboriculture, Forest Technology, Surveying
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room     6,020     7,520                 9,370
Board     5,270
Program Fee     1,150
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Orientation Fee        200
Transcript Fee (inc only)          30
Books/Supplies     1,000
Personal     2,000
Transportation        500
TOTAL  41,530  43,030              44,880
 Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, Integrative Studies, Hotel, Restaurant Mgt 
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room     6,020     7,520                 9,370
Board     5,270
Program Fee     1,500
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Orientation Fee        200
Transcript Fee (inc only)          30
Uniforms *see note            –
Books/Supplies     1,000
Personal     2,000
Transportation        500
 TOTAL  41,880  43,380              45,230
*Hotel, Restaurant, Mgt Students – add $300 for uniforms      
Entrepreneurial Business Studies, communication
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room     6,020     7,520                 9,370
Board     5,270
Program Fee        800
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Orientation Fee        200
Transcript Fee (inc only)          30
Books/Supplies     1,000
Personal     2,000
Transportation        500
 TOTAL  41,180  42,680              44,530

 

Financial Aid Budgets by Program – Returning

RETURNING 2016-2017 FINANCIAL AID BUDGET

Baking Arts & Service Management, Culinary Arts & Service Management, Food Service Mgt, Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room      6,020      7,520                 9,370
Board      5,270
Program Fee      2,600
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Uniform/Knifes            –
Books/Supplies      1,000
Personal      2,000
Transportation        500
TOTAL   42,750   44,250              46,100
Biology, ecological restoration, environmental science, environmental studies, fisheries & wildlife, Forestry, natural resource conservation & mgt, Park & conservation mgt, recreation, adventure education, & Leisure Mgt, Sustainable communities & working landscapes, Aboriculture, Forest Technology, Surveying
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room      6,020      7,520                 9,370
Board      5,270
Program Fee      1,150
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Books/Supplies      1,000
Personal      2,000
Transportation        500
TOTAL   41,300   42,800              44,650
 Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, Integrative Studies, Hotel, Restaurant Mgt 
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room      6,020      7,520                 9,370
Board      5,270
Program Fee      1,500
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Uniforms *see note            –
Books/Supplies      1,000
Personal      2,000
Transportation        500
 TOTAL   41,650   43,150              45,000
*HRMT Students – add $300 for uniforms      
Entrepreneurial Business Studies, communication
   YEAR  T2 RM  T3 RM
Tuition    24,210
Room      6,020      7,520                 9,370
Board      5,270
Program Fee        800
Tech Fee        560
Laundry Fee        230
Student Act Fee        330
Sustain Fee (fall only)          30
Books/Supplies      1,000
Personal      2,000
Transportation        500
 TOTAL   40,950   42,450              44,300