Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petitions
It is Smith College policy to calculate institutional financial aid eligibility for all applicants and students on their complete households and on all parental figures regardless of whether the parents live together or are legally recognized. The standard practice at Smith College is that we consider each parent in our calculations. In the case of same-sex couples, Smith College considers that when a couple welcomes a child into their home to create a family, each adult person becomes a parent. This definition is separate from any policy by a federal or state government regarding the legality of marriage, legal custody, or whether a second person was able to be listed on a birth certificate or adoption paperwork.
Smith College requires noncustodial parent financial aid application material based on the student's response on the CSS Profile to the Biological/Adoptive Parents Marital Status question and other financial aid application information.
If you are petitioning for Smith College to make an exception to the requirement that your non-custodial parent submit financial aid application material, you must submit the College Board Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.