Financial Aid

A Paul Smith’s College 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.

Applying for financial aid may seem like a long or difficult process, but it’s not as hard as you may think. The PSC Financial Aid Office is here to help you through the process. Just call, email, or stop by to talk to a PSC Financial Aid Counselor and we can help you through the process. 

All financial aid processes at Paul Smith’s College are tracked through the PSC Financial Aid Student Portal. You will access your Paul Smith’s Financial Aid Portal by using your Student ID (ex: P000012345) and Password. Your Student ID will be mailed or emailed to you by the Admissions Office and will be on the award offer emailed by the Financial Aid Office. Your password is unique to the Financial Aid Portal and is not synced with other PSC portals. Please keep your password in a safe place and do not share it with others. The PSC Financial Aid Student Portal 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 the information in your portal with them. Only students are assigned Student IDs and Passwords for this system. Parents should not have access to your Financial Aid Student ID or Password. Although you may receive periodic emails from our office regarding missing paperwork and/or updates to your financial aid, your portal is our official communication channel with you. It will be very important for you to monitor your portal and your email to stay up-to-date on your financial aid.

Review Award Offer

Log in to the portal to view awards, accept/decline financial aid, check for outstanding requirements, and more.

Federal Emergency Grants

Info for NY Residents

New York State Residents: “TAP” into Additional Aid"

If you’re a resident of New York state and are or will be an undergraduate student, you MAY be eligible for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards. After filing your FAFSA, you will be able to link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA confirmation page. You must include Paul Smith’s school codes or you will not be eligible for TAP. TAP codes 2140 (2 year program) and 6140 (4 year program). To remain eligible for state and/or federal financial aid, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

The “Enhanced TAP” program created by New York state in 2017 is not currently available through Paul Smith’s College. We are strongly committed to college affordability and continuously seek favorable funding opportunities for our students and their families. Enhanced TAP in its current form has a number of restrictions that place a significant burden on the students and colleges that participate. We are monitoring the effectiveness of this program in its first year and may participate in the future once more information is known. Please contact our financial aid office if you have questions or would like to discuss the details and your individual financial aid award.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are a proud participant in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program. As such, tuition and fees are completely covered for veterans and their designated transferees who are eligible at the 100% level.

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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

FinancialAid@paulsmiths.edu
(518) 327-6220
(800) 421-2605
(518) 327-6055: fax

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